Azure AD Privileged Identity Management: Security Wizard, Alerts, Reviews

Hey   an update on a number of new security capabilities Microsoft  added to Azure AD Premium over the last few weeks. These show up now as part of the existing Azure AD Privileged Identity Management preview in the new Azure management portal.   From Shai Kariv Video Post's:     https://sec.ch9.ms/ch9/a808/31e03ef8-8bd3-48d2-8d2d-31836282a808/AzureADPIMv2_high.mp4      
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RLS for SQL Database is Generally Available

August 25, 2015

Hey Row-Level Security (RLS) for SQL Database is now generally available. RLS enables you to store data for many users in a single database and table, while at the same time restricting row-level access based on a user’s identity, role, or execution context. RLS centralizes access logic within the database itself, which simplifies and reduces the risk of error in your application code.     Read More: https://azure.microsoft.com/blog/2015/08/20/row-level-security-for-sql-database-is-generally-available/    
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August 2015 – 3 New Security Critical Bulletins

August 12, 2015

Hey Microsoft released 3 new security critical bulletins for August 2015:       MS15-079 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3082442) MS15-080 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3078662) MS15-081 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3080790)  
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Microsoft Azure Storage Client-Side Encryption Goes into General Availability

Hey The Azure Storage Client Library for .NET contains functionality to help developers encrypt data inside client applications before uploading to Azure Storage, and to decrypt data while downloading. The library also supports integration with Azure Key Vault for storage account key management.       Read More: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/documentation/articles/storage-client-side-encryption/  
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Managing Privileged Accounts in the Microsoft Azure Cloud with Lieberman Software

August 10, 2015

Hey Seth Juarez from Microsoft's Developer Evangelism Team was joined by Chris Stoneff, VP of Technical Management from Lieberman Software, where he discussed and demonstrated how the Enterprise Random Password Manager (ERPM) from Lieberman Software works in concert with Microsoft Azure to eliminate static and shared credentials for both on-premises and cloud infrastructure - resulting in drastic reduction of attack surface and significant improvement in security.     From Channel 9:   https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/LaunchPad-Blog-for-Commercial-Top-Apps-Windows-Windows-Phone-and-Office/Managing-Privileged-Accounts-in-the-Microsoft-Azure-Cloud-with-Lieberman-Software      
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Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 is now GA

August 7, 2015

Hey Microsoft Identity Manager 2016 offers a comprehensive solution for managing identities, credentials, and identity-based access policies across heterogeneous environments.  MIM empowers users with self-service password reset and embeds self-help tools in Office and Windows so users can manage routine aspects of identity and access, gives IT professionals rich administrative tools and enhanced automation, and delivers .NET, REST and Web Services-based extensibility for developers.   Try it: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/evalcenter/evaluate-microsoft-identity-manager-2016    
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