Using Azure Monitor to send an Email Notification for Azure Security Center Alerts

Azure Security Center allows you to provide a security contact that will receive email notifications for Security Alerts, keep in mind that these notification will be sent only on the first daily occurrence of a high severity alert. You can read Provide security contact details in Azure Security Center for more information on how to…


Recap of Microsoft Inspire + Ready

Last week I had the opportunity to attend Microsoft Inspire and Ready in Las Vegas. It was great to meet Microsoft Partners at the Azure Security booth, where I was primarily demoing Azure Security Center. Below the top five questions that I received: 1) Where my customer can learn more about Azure Security Center and…


New Azure Security Center Dashboard

Today we released the new Azure Security Center dashboard, and in the video below I present a quick overview of what’s new in this dashboard: For more information about the new dashboard, read the articles below: For the Overview dashboard, read What is Azure Security Center? For the Identity & Access dashboard, read Monitor identity and access…


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…


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…


Azure Security Center Network Map

Last week at RSA Security Conference we announced a new set of capabilities in Azure Security Center, and the new Network Map is one of those capabilities that is currently available in Private Preview. This new feature allows you to visualize the topology of your Azure network infrastructure and the traffic to your Azure VMs….


Incident Management Implementation Guidance for Azure and Office365

Couple of months ago I had had a great opportunity to be among the contributors/reviewers of this very cool white paper that talks about incident management using Azure and Office 365. Today I’m very please to let you know that you can download this paper right now! This document helps customers to understand how to…


Going beyond the signature with behavior analytics in Azure Security Center

One of the benefits of using Azure Security Center as your cloud workload protection is the capability to quickly detect threats in your environment based on known patterns. This is not only about matching signatures but going beyond that by understanding the common techniques used by threat actors. By using behavioral analytics, Security Center analyzes…