New Azure Authenticator application

June 30, 2015

Hey Mobile apps are a popular method for receiving a multi-factor authentication request. To provide your users with a better app experience, Microsoft have recently released a new version of the Azure Authenticator.     Read More: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2015/06/29/try-the-new-azure-authenticator-app.aspx  
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New troubleshooting SSH connections to Azure Virtual Machines

June 28, 2015

Hey Making a Secure Shell (SSH) connection to an on-premises Linux computer can be pretty straightforward. However, when you make an SSH connection to an Azure-based Linux computer, there are additional intermediate systems and security settings between the SSH client and server.     Read More: https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2015/06/25/troubleshooting-ssh-connections/  
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An Inside Look at Cloud Service Provider Security with Mark Russinovich

June 25, 2015

Hey A great session from last month Microsoft Ignite 2015 By Mark Russinovich to explain the how security components in cloud services are managed. Mark discusses the shared responsibility from the IT and service provider perspectives. Microsoft also cover real customer examples of Their working with customers to detect tenant breach, correct issues and patch any security vulnerabilities:   https://youtu.be/y8Z_0CEJEQY?list=PLXtHYVsvn_b-ChQPB_3vo0TJs_LffcOrJ&t=0    
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Bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment.

Hey   The following bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details. * MS15-044 - Critical * MS15-049 - Critical Bulletin Information: ===================== MS15-044 - Critical - Title: Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Font Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3057110) - https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms15-044.aspx - Reason for Revision: V2.1 (June 23, 2015): Bulletin revised to announce a detection change in the 3056819 update for Microsoft Silverlight 5. This is a detection change only. Customers who have already successfully updated their systems do not need to take any action. - Originally posted: May 12, 2015 - Updated: June 23, 2015 - Bulletin Severity Rating: Critical - Version: 2.1   MS15-049 - Critical - Title: Vulnerability in Silverlight Could Allow...
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The Risk of Leaked Credentials and How Microsoft’s Cloud Helps Protect Your Organization

June 23, 2015

Hey Last week the Microsoft Identity and Security Services Division announced another new security report feature is now in preview that helps protect Azure Active Directory Premium customers from the risk associated with leaked credentials.   Read More: http://blogs.microsoft.com/cybertrust/2015/06/18/the-risk-of-leaked-credentials-and-how-microsofts-cloud-helps-protect-your-organization/        
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“Bring your own app” with Azure AD Self-Service SAML configuration -> now in preview

June 21, 2015

Hey When Microsoft started building out the SaaS app management capabilities of Azure Active Directory, one of Their goals was to provide an app integration experience that didn't require you to be an identity specialist to use. This ultimately led to Microsoft development of the Azure AD application gallery, and the concept of "pre-integrated" applications. Admins could select pre-integrated apps that they wanted from the gallery, and then complete a simplified step-by-step procedure to enable single sign-on to those apps.     Read More: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2015/06/17/bring-your-own-app-with-azure-ad-self-service-saml-configuration-gt-now-in-preview.aspx    
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Security Bulletin Minor Revisions Issued

June 18, 2015

Hey The following bulletins have undergone a minor revision increment. Please see the appropriate bulletin for more details. * MS14-051 – Critical * MS15-048 – Important Bulletin Information:   MS14-051 – Critical – Title: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (2976627) – https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms14-051.aspx – Reason for Revision: V1.4 (June 17, 2015): Replaced CVE number CVE-2014-4078 with CVE number CVE-2014-8985. This is an informational change only. The CVE description was not changed. Customers who have already successfully installed the update do not need to take any action. – Originally posted: August 12, 2014 – Updated: June 17, 2015 – Bulletin Severity Rating: Critical – Version: 1.4   MS15-048 – Important – Title: Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (3057134) –...
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Azure Active Directory Premium reporting now detects leaked credentials

June 16, 2015

Hey Dealing with phishing attacks and malware every day, and the news is littered with articles on systems which are breached and have leaked username/password pairs. In aggregate, 10 seconds of millions of credentials are exposed every month.     Read More: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2015/06/15/azure-active-directory-premium-reporting-now-detects-leaked-credentials.aspx  
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Azure Active Directory Audit logs

June 15, 2015

Hey The Azure Security team strives to provide the right level of audit logs as it relates to your subscription and your Azure Active Directory tenant. Audit events are logged in a consistent schema and are monitored to prevent tampering and loss hence providing a robust logging system.     Read More: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/azuresecurity/archive/2015/06/11/azure-active-directory-audit-logs.aspx  
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