I spend a lot of time on Microsoft Q&A trying to help people by not just providing with answers but also educating them and pushing them to learn more. Recently I was asked to help with Azure Policy rule and I did.
Enable Defender for Cloud Auto provisioning agents via Bicep
Often I see questions around how I can the auto provisioning agents capabilities (now renamed to Settings & monitoring) in Defender for Cloud via API.
Controlling Azure SQL Firewall Rules
Recently on Microsoft Q&A there was question on how you can control Azure SQL Firewall rule in a way that only certain IP addresses are allowed to be configured. Naturally I gave general answer that you can do that via Azure Policy. Initially I didn’t give the person an actual policy as I haven’t done such before. Of course creating Azure Policy definition can be challenging so the person asked him if I can provide him with example.
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 should set up when you start with ASC – Changing to another Log Analytics workspace and Security Events level (filtering). Continue reading “Tips and Tricks of Setting up Azure Security Center”
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 publicly disclosed class of vulnerabilities referred to as “speculative execution side-channel attacks” that affect many modern processors and operating systems including Intel, AMD, and ARM. Note: this issue will affect other systems such as Android, Chrome, iOS, MacOS, so we advise customers to seek out guidance from those vendors.
Source: ADV180002 | Guidance to mitigate speculative execution side-channel vulnerabilities
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