What ID’s is SCOM using

Ever need to audit what ID’s SCOM is using? Maybe you have to figure out how someone else setup SCOM. Did they set up SCOM as recommended for best practices with different AD accounts per role?   If the ID’s are not logged during install, it’s a little more difficult to figure out what ID…


Securing SCOM in a Privilege Tiered Access Model–Part 2

Previously, I discussed basic security posture and what is needed to secure a SCOM installation. The post can be found here. In summary, we discussed risks associated with malicious management packs and the use of a service account for agent action instead of the local system. This discussion will focus a bit deeper on account…


Securing SCOM in a Privilege Tiered Access Model–Part 1

I’ve had a few discussions with some people internally on this subject. One thing that has been consistent in these conversations is that we (Microsoft) don’t have much in the way of good guidance on securing SCOM, and this really needs to be addressed. Since I’ve written quite a bit on Cyber Security and SCOM,…


Microsoft launches Identity Bounty program

Modern security depends today on collaborative communication of identities and identity data within and across domains.  A customer’s digital identity is often the key to accessing services and interacting across the internet.  Microsoft has invested heavily in the security and privacy of both our consumer (Microsoft Account) and enterprise (Azure Active Directory) identity solutions.  We…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | July 8 – 14, 2018

Welcome to the July 8 – 14, 2018 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. Eleven features were added to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, with several for Exchange Online (Message Encryption, Mailbox Auditing), as well as updates for OneDrive for Business, Planner, SharePoint Online and Outlook for Windows. Most of the recently opened…


SQL Server 2008 および Windows Server 2008 のサポート終了に関する新たなオプションを発表

執筆者: Takeshi Numoto (Corporate Vice President, Cloud + Enterprise) このポストは、2018 年 7 月 12 日に投稿された Announcing new options for SQL Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 End of Support の翻訳です。   テクノロジは驚異的なペースで飛躍的に進化しています。マイクロソフトのサーバー テクノロジも例外ではありません。2008 のリリース サイクルの開始時は、32 ビットから 64 ビットへの移行期であり、サーバー仮想化と高度な分析の黎明期でした。それから 10 年が経過して、今や本格的にハイブリッド クラウド コンピューティングの時代に突入し、データや人工知能などの分野で魅力的なイノベーションが進んでいます。 私はこの場を借りて、ビジネスを運営するうえで SQL Server や Windows Server を選択し、テクノロジ パートナーとしてマイクロソフトを信頼してくださっているお客様に感謝を申し上げると共に、お客様が将来に向けて対応準備を進め現在のテクノロジを最大限に活用していただけるように、マイクロソフトが確実にサポートさせていただくことをお伝えします。この記事では、以下の 2008 リリースのサポート終了が差し迫っていることに関連する情報をお伝えします。 SQL Server 2008…


Bitlocker Auto-unlock

Hello Its Rafal Sosnowski from Dubai Microsoft Security PFE Team. I haven’t posted much over the past year so let’s roll. Today I want to explain Bitlocker protector called Auto-unlock. Auto-unlock feature allows a user to access the data and removable data drives without entering the password every time. It works only while OS drive…


FieldNote: Scanned firewall, found TCP ports open: 25, 80, 443

One time, I had a phone call from the ISP for the company I was working at and they said they did a firewall scan without notifying us. Ok, thanks for that, but next time, be honest and let us know when you are going to perform a penetration test and we’ll be happy to…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | July 1 – 7, 2018

Welcome to the July 1 – 7, 2018 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were six additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including new Yammer features in SharePoint Online and Teams, new integration between Microsoft Planner and Microsoft Project, a combined password reset and multi-factor authentication registration experience, and adding a…


Office 365 Weekly Digest | July 1 – 7, 2018

Welcome to the July 1 – 7, 2018 edition of the Office 365 Weekly Digest. There were six additions to the Office 365 Roadmap last week, including new Yammer features in SharePoint Online and Teams, new integration between Microsoft Planner and Microsoft Project, a combined password reset and multi-factor authentication registration experience, and adding a…