File Integrity Monitoring in Azure Security Center

Following the previous posts about new Azure Security Center capabilities that we released at RSA Conference, this one is about File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), which is available in public preview. This capability helps to protect the integrity of your system and applications as Security Center will be continuously monitoring the behavior of your registry and configuration…


Azure Security Center Integration with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection for Servers

At RSA Security Conference this year we announced that Security Center now harnesses the power of WDATP to provide improved threat detection for Windows Servers (this integration is currently in preview). When this integration is enabled you will be able to see more details from the endpoint perspective. You will still start your investigation using Security…


Enhance your Cybersecurity Posture to Handle Current Threats

Last January, Erdal Ozkaya and I released a new book called Cybersecurity – Attack and Defense Strategies: Infrastructure security with Red Team and Blue Team tactics. As part of the book’s promotion, we delivered a webinar to Packt about some of the topics that we cover in this book. Now you can watch the first 30…


Leveraging Azure Security Center Capabilities in a PCI DSS Compliant Environment

It is important to start this conversation by saying that PCI DSS encompasses more than Azure Security Center, however Security Center plays a key role on that, as described in the architecture diagram from Azure Security and Compliance Blueprint – PCI DSS-compliant Payment Processing environments article, shown below: Image extracted from this article The first…


Integrated Security Configuration for your Azure VM

Last week I wrote about the new Azure Security Center Network Map, today I want to talk about the new integrated security configuration experience for Azure VMs, which was also something that we announced at RSA Conference. With this new experience, you can see all recommendations for a particular VM, directly from the VM’s properties…