Tag Archives: security

Blocking Internet Access for Azure Virtual Machines

By default, every Azure virtual machine (VM) has access to the Internet. Sometimes this is great, but in most enterprise environments, server’s have Internet access restricted. So, how to restrict Azure VMs gaining access to the Internet? Restricting Internet access to your VMs in Azure isn’t difficult, but does require some baseline knowledge of Network […]

Demystifying Azure Security – Series

Understanding the security is of utmost importance in designing any application architecture. When bringing your applications or infrastructure to Azure or even designing new applications in Azure, you need to be aware of all the ways you can make your application/design more secure by leveraging various features Azure has to offer. This series talks about […]

Tips and Tricks of Setting up Azure Security Center

Since Ignite 2017 Security & Compliance offering is now part of Azure Service Center service. Because of that some of the controls of that offering are moved to ASC but still the integration is not complete at least to me. With this blog post I will focus on two of the ASC settings that you […]

Mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities

Seems the new year bring us some bad surprises in terms of security. There has been some rumors and now turned out to be truth that certain processors are vulnerable to certain attacks. Yes processors. That means that affects a wide variety of Operating Systems. As Microsoft puts it: Microsoft is aware of a new […]

Configuring RSA Authentication Agent for ADFS 3.0 + Office 365

Security/Multi-Factor (MFA) are some of the big buzz words this year (2017) and when deploying Office 365, MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) is almost a no-brainer. In the following post, I will demonstrate how to configure RSA Authentication Agent for ADFS 3.0. There has been some configuration done prior to the agent deployment, ie. TCP/UDP ports, RSA Auto-Registration, […]

Free E-book: Inside #MSOMS v2 now available

It took us some time but we’ve managed to update the one and only free OMS book. We had plans to release it earlier but unforeseen things has happened which prevented us to do it earlier. I hope you will understand but you will still enjoy it. The other authors and me put a lot […]

Auditing and HIPAA compliance

HIPAA stands for the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, and is a set of mandates that were introduced to protect sensitive patient information. Any US organisation, including subcontractors and business associates, that deals with protected health information (PHI), must comply with HIPAA. There are two main rules associated with HIPAA, these are: The Privacy […]