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Nik Shahriar [C# Corner MVP]
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your security with Azure As you might know that cloud security covers every
assets like Azure Resources, Networking, Data Protection (structured &
unstructured), Active directory and much more. Let’s see how new Azure innovations,
couple of them announced on Nov 4th , 2019 at the Microsoft Ignite Conference
able to help us across security, compliance, and identity needs.
considering and evaluating public cloud services like Azure, AWS etc., it is
essential to explore how cloud service models will affect cost, security,
compliance, ease of use and privacy. It is equally important that customers understand
that how security and compliance are managed by the cloud solution provider, in
this case Microsoft enable a safe computing solution.
Many organizations that consider public
cloud computing like Azure mistakenly assume that after moving to the cloud
their role in securing their data shifts most security and compliance
responsibilities to the Microsoft- THIS IS NOT TRUE.
Please don’t assume your resources are
automatically protected, while Azure does ensure a secure infrastructure, you
are responsible for ensuring protection of your data – not Microsoft.
Azure by design should provide security for
certain elements, such as the physical infrastructure and network elements, but
customers must be aware of their own responsibilities. MICROSOFT may provide
services to help protect data, but customers must also understand their role in
protecting the security and privacy of their data. The best illustration of
this issue involves the poor implementation of a password policy; a CSP’s best
security measures will be defeated if users fail to use complex or
It’s all detailed
in Microsoft’s Shared Responsibility
Security Model. Understanding where the Shared Responsibility model starts
and stops is critical to ensuring your data is secure and compliant.
Great News – Azure
infrastructure adhered with many regulatory compliances like Azure CIS 1.1.0,
PCI DSS 3.2.1, ISO 27001, SOC TSP providing 24×7 continuity from inside
geographically dispersed datacenters.
In compliance with
these standards, Microsoft provides security for physical assets, databases,
monitoring and operations network infrastructure and availability. Within
Azure, Microsoft assumes responsibility for general datacenter components such
as compute hosts, datacenter assets, and the networks that connect them. Customers
continue to be solely responsible for their user accounts, system endpoints,
permissions/access controls and most importantly their data.
Customer data availability and integrity comes with the package when leveraging cloud, however retention, compliance, and rights management are the responsibility of the customer. Microsoft provides many features and tools (discussed below) to help with these challenges, but it is up to the customer to architect and implement the necessary policies and controls for their data.
Azure Security Defense is a strategy that
employs a series of mechanisms to slow the advance of an attack aimed at
acquiring unauthorized access to information. Each layer provides protection so
that if one layer is breached, a subsequent layer is already in place to
prevent further exposure.
Microsoft applies a layered approach to security, both in physical data centers and across Azure services. The objective of defense in depth is to protect and prevent information from being stolen by individuals who are not authorized to access it, Let’s take a look at each of the layers.
Implement endpoint protection
and keep systems patched and current.
Malware, unpatched systems, and improperly
secured systems open your environment to attacks. The focus in this layer is on
making sure your compute resources are secure, and use the proper controls in
place to minimize security issues.
Restrict inbound internet
access and limit outbound, where appropriate.
Implement secure connectivity
to on-premises networks.
At this layer, the focus is on limiting the
network connectivity across all your resources to allow only what is required.
By limiting this communication, you reduce the risk of lateral movement
throughout your network.
Use distributed denial of
service (DDoS) protection to filter large-scale attacks before they can cause a
denial of service for end users.
Use perimeter firewalls to
identify and alert on malicious attacks against your network.
At the network perimeter, it’s about
protecting from network-based attacks against your resources. Identifying these
attacks, eliminating their impact, and alerting you when they happen are
important ways to keep your network secure.
new product & services on Nov 4th, 2019 like “Azure
Sentinel”. Azure Sentinel is available to
help security analysts, collect data from a variety of sources, including
Zscaler, Barracuda, and Citrix. In addition, Microsoft also releasing new
hunting queries and machine learning-based detections to assist analysts in
prioritizing the most important events.
Azure Security Center is a unified infrastructure security management system that strengthens the security posture of your data centers and provides advanced threat protection & remediation suggestions across your workloads in the cloud.
Here we can see total 8 recommendations
from 5 unhealthy resources.
Let’s see ‘Compute & apps resources’ recommendation
Compute recommendation ‘Diagnostic logs in
Azure Stream Analytics should be enabled’, Secure Score, Failed Resources and
Severity details will be found.
More Details about threats like Data exfiltration and threat resistance and Information can be find by clicking the Description.
Now it’s the time to re-mediate it, so scroll down and let’s fix the remediation.
Fix the issue:
For Manual remediation, follow the steps as mentioned above, alternatively scroll down and select the ‘Unhealthy Resource’ and click Remediate
By Clicking Remediate 1 resource, you have
mitigated Security vulnerability.
This is most secure and visualize platform. Azure ensure best Cloud security and rich tool-sets.
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