More Microsoft goodies coming out of Redmond this week. News this week includes Next-generation security capabilities with Azure Firewall Premium, Microsoft acquires CloudKnox Security, Microsoft Defender for IoT overview and a secure Microsoft Learn module of the week.
Azure Firewall Premium provides advanced threat protection that meets the needs of extremely sensitive and regulated environments found in industries like payment and healthcare. Organizations can leverage Premium stock-keeping unit (SKU) features like IDPS and TLS inspection to prevent malware and viruses from spreading across networks in both lateral and horizontal directions.
Based on the public preview announced back in February 2021, Microsoft has announced the general availability release of Microsoft Azure Firewall Premium which includes the following key features:
Microsoft's acquisition of CloudKnox further enables organization who use Microsoft Azure Active Directory with granular visibility, continuous monitoring and automated remediation for hybrid and multi-cloud permissions. Microsoft is committed to providing customers with unified privileged access management, identity governance and entitlement management including:
Further information surrounding this latest acquisition can be found here: Microsoft acquires CloudKnox Security to offer unified privileged access and cloud entitlement manag...
IoT has quickly become the new hybrid architecture many IT Professionals need to secure. That need does come with additional complexities in terms of deployment, monitoring and access especially when possible new tools need to be implemented. I recently sat down with Senior Solution Architect Matt Soseman to discuss how operational technology (OT) is different from IT, IoT deployment methodologies, and demos the audit-analytic and data management process made available via Microsoft Defender to help defend and protect critical OT and industrial control system (ICS) networks from cyberattacks.
This learning path will detail how to work with subscriptions, users, and groups by configuring Microsoft Azure Active Directory for workloads. This learning path can help you prepare for the Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate certification.
Modules in this learning path include:
Learn more here: Managing identity and access in Azure Active Directory
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