With Windows Server 2016 now available almost a year, you may be wondering whether a migration to the new OS is the best move for your organization. Although migration may be costly but the upgrades to security and file sharing procedures may deliver enough ROI to your organization to warrant a change.
Security Center has detection algorithms and it is being updated if attackers release new and increasingly sophisticated exploits. This algorithm collects security information to be analyzed. After analyzing the information, algorithm prioritizes the security alert with recommendation.
Azure has recently enabled this feature. what is it?
Attackers are usually targeting some management ports like, 22, 3389 and they have a change to access your environment if your Azure VM has a public IP address and all management ports are open every time. Put it this way, you have a VM and port 3389 is open all the time. Do you need it all the time? Of course not. So, this is your solution. You can lock down the ports with Just in time access and if you need to use them, Azure Security Center will enable it with a short term like an hour.
In the planning section, I wanted to share more information before enabling Security Center. However, I have decided to launch Security Center and show things I would like to show in planning article.
If you have an Azure subscription, now log in to Azure Portal (Portal.azure.com) and find Security Center on the left panel.
Planning part is also big security issue for many organization. The organizations usually enable the service and give everyone full access which every team member can do anything. Also, creating and applying policies must be considered in planning because wrong configuration or implementing wrong policies will waste money and money.
To take full advantage of Security Center, it is important to understand how different individuals or teams in your organization use the service to meet secure development and operations, monitoring, governance, and incident response needs. The key areas to consider when planning to use Security Center are:
Azure Security Center, when we write this article, has two subscription, free and Standard. Also, you can experience standard subscription for 60 days.
Let’s start with the explanation
Security Center is offered in two tiers:
- The Free tier is automatically enabled on all Azure subscriptions. The Free tier provides visibility into the security state of your Azure resources, basic security policy, security recommendations, and integration with security products and services from partners.
Azure Security Center is a security system that helps you/organizations to prevent/detect ans response to threats. In Security Center, you will see soon, you can enable policies, apply policies to Resource Groups, to see best recommendations, threats, solutions.
This kind of features are usually enabled or paid attention after suffering an attack. It is really important that considering using Security center before being hacked that actually reduce costs and damage.
Microsoft has announced that they are expanding Microsoft Azure to two new regions (in Canberra) in Australia. The two new regions will be available in in the first-half of 2018 and they are intended to be capable of handling sensitive Unclassified data as well as Protected Data.
Graphical Runbook and Graphical PowerShell Workflow runbooks must be created in Azure Portal. After it is created, it can be exported and imported to another Azure automation account. however, it cannot be edited in any 3rd party tool. This is one of the limitation of graphical runbooks.