My Ignite Agenda

Countdown to Microsoft Ignite 2016: 13 days and counting!! I have lots of activities schedule for Ignite and here are some locations that you can find me: Monday (4:45PM to 7PM) – Azure Security booth Tuesday 9:45AM to 12PM – OMS Security booth 1:45PM to 2PM – Azure Information Protection booth Wednesday 9:45AM to 12PM – Azure…


Book Signing Session at Ignite

I’m pleased to announce that my great friend Tom Shinder and I are going to be at Ignite next month in Atlanta, we are working with OMS Security Product Team to deliver a very cool OMS Security presentation (to be announced soon). Also, in partnership with Microsoft Press, we will have a book signing session (date and time…


Crash Dump Analysis in Azure Security Center

For five years I worked at Microsoft CSS Security as Support Escalation Engineer, back in the ISA/TMG days and part of my job during that time was to analyze memory dump files (here an old example of those ISA days – good times). There were many scenarios where analyzing a dump file was the only way to understand the…


Azure Security Center – from planning to operations in 10 steps

In a recent conversation with a customer, I received a question regarding Azure Security Center and the best way to adopt and leverage this service for daily operations. The answer for that can be found at Azure Security Center documentation page, but I decided to put together the top 10 questions (in order) that can…


New Articles about Azure Security Center

Hello Security community! Quick update here just to bring awareness about some new articles (and some updates) that we had recently at Azure Security Center: Provide security contact details in Azure Security Center Add a web application firewall in Azure Security Center Update OS version in Azure Security Center Enable Network Security Groups in Azure…


Social Media Security

From large corporations to regular users, nowadays pretty much everyone is using one or more social media related app. I wrote an article for ISSA that was published today at the ISSA Journal July issue. In this article I go over the security considerations regarding the use of social media and how to increase your security. If…


Considerations when Enabling Data Collection in Azure Security Center

In Azure Security Center you can enable data collection for your subscription or for specific resource groups as shown below: But what really happens with the data that is collected? Is it secure stored? Today we released a new article that has the answers for these questions and much more. Read Azure Security Center Data Security…


Updates in Azure Security Center Public Preview

Recently we released some updates for Azure Security Center and we updated our documentation to reflect that. One important update that was added is the recommendation for the Next Generation Firewall (NGFW), which will be part of the Networking recommendations as shown below: Now you can also access the Azure Security Center Planning and Operations Guide directly…


Azure Security Infrastructure Book

Tom and I are half way done writing our upcoming Azure Security Infrastructure book, which is already available for pre-order at Amazon. Today we are announcing the front cover for this book: We are also very pleased to have Mark Russinovich writing the Foreword for this book. Visit my Amazon Author’s page for more information.


Announcing the new Azure Security Information Site

Today is a BIG day for the Azure Security community, for the first time ever we now have a central location for all Azure Security related content at https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/security/ We (Tom Shinder, Terry Lanfear and I) were working on this for a long time in partnership with Product Team and Marketing – we truly hope you enjoy…