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Azure Bastion Architecture Overview.

Manage RDP and SSH connectivity at scale with Azure Bastion

Securely manage remote connectivity at scale Security is at the forefront of user and administrator connectivity to cloud services. As enterprises continue to move mission-critical applications to the cloud, the need for secure, scalable, and reliable remote public connectivity and ... continue reading
Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Come to the cloud, it has consumption-based billing! But what does that mean, exactly? Is my virtual machine free if it is shut down? Let's explore the billing components of an Azure Virtual Machine. Resources in Azure all have particular ... continue reading
Visual chart depicting the four stages of the life cycle of an incident: Before, during, and after an incident and the lessons learned.

Becoming resilient by understanding cybersecurity risks: Part 4—navigating current threats

In part three of this blog series on aligning security with business objectives and risk, we explored what it takes for security leaders to shift from looking at their mission as purely defending against technical attacks, to one that focuses ... continue reading
New Azure AD Capabilities for Conditional Access and Azure VMs at RSA 2021

New Azure AD Capabilities for Conditional Access and Azure VMs at RSA 2021

Howdy folks! We’re excited to be joining you virtually at RSA Conference 2021 next week. Security has become top-of-mind for everyone, and Identity has become central to organizations’ Zero Trust approach. Customers increasingly rely on Azure Active Directory (AD) Conditional ... continue reading
Customize Windows Sandbox

Customize Windows Sandbox

In this blog post, I will show you how you can set up, configure and customize Windows Sandbox in Windows 10 using advanced Windows Sandbox config files. Windows Sandbox is based on Hyper-V technology and allows you to spin up ... continue reading
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Azure Network Security Hygiene with Traffic Analytics

Hello, dear readers! My name is Hélder Pinto and I am sharing here some tips about how to leverage NSG Flow Logs and Traffic Analytics to improve your Azure network security hygiene and, at the end, simplify your NSG rules ... continue reading
Using the Serial Console on Windows IaaS VMs

Using the Serial Console on Windows IaaS VMs

If you make a mistake when configuring operating system firewall rules that block you from accessing the VM, or a service is stopping an IaaS VM from booting, or some other configuration problem such as a newly installed application is ... continue reading
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Why Hyper-V Live Migrations Fail with 0x8009030E

Hi everyone, my name is Tobias Kathein and I’m a Senior Engineer in Microsoft’s Customer Success Unit. Together with my colleagues Victor Zeilinger, Serge Gourraud and Rodrigo Sanchez from Customer Service & Support we’re going to discuss a real-world scenario ... continue reading
Analyzing attacks taking advantage of the Exchange Server vulnerabilities

Analyzing attacks taking advantage of the Exchange Server vulnerabilities

Microsoft continues to monitor and investigate attacks exploiting the recent on-premises Exchange Server vulnerabilities. These attacks are now performed by multiple threat actors ranging from financially motivated cybercriminals to state-sponsored groups. To help customers who are not able to immediately ... continue reading
Azure Defender for IoT drop-down menu showing built-in integrations with broad range of SIEM, ticketing, firewall, and NAC systems

5 steps to enable your corporate SOC to rapidly detect and respond to IoT/OT threats

As organizations connect massive numbers of IoT/OT devices to their networks to optimize operations, boards and management teams are increasingly concerned about the expanding attack surface and corporate liability that they represent. These connected devices can be compromised by adversaries ... continue reading