Modern Authentication with Azure Active Directory for Web Applications

January 13, 2016

Hey As you might have seen, last week Microsoft Press published Vittorio Bertocci’s Modern Authentication with Azure Active Directory for Web Applications, an authoritative, deep-dive guide to building Active Directory authentication solutions. Yesterday  Microsoft  happy to share the book’s Foreword, by Mark Russinovich (Chief Technology Officer for Microsoft Azure), in which Mark describes the importance of Azure AD: “Microsoft Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) is arguably the heart of Microsoft’s cloud platform. All Microsoft cloud services, including Microsoft Azure, Microsoft Xbox Live, and Microsoft Office 365, use Azure AD as their identity provider. And because Azure AD is a public cloud...
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January 2016 – 6 New Security Critical Bulletins

Hey Microsoft released 6 new security critical bulletins:     MS16-006 3126036 Security Update for Silverlight to Address Remote Code Execution Critical MS16-005 3124584 Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers to Address Remote Code Execution Critical MS16-004 3124585 Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution Critical MS16-003 3125540 Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript to Address Remote Code Execution Critical MS16-002 3124904 Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge Critical MS16-001 3124903 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer Critical        
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Authenticating with Azure AD

January 8, 2016

Hey Azure Active Directory was averaging just over 1 billion authentications a day. Today Microsoft averaging over 1.3B authentications a day:     Read More: http://blogs.technet.com/b/ad/archive/2016/01/05/best-way-to-connect-to-office-365-and-azure-ad-latest-data-azure-ad-connect-momentum.aspx    
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Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit – Customer Experience

December 27, 2015

Hey   Many mitigation techniques implemented by EMET are preventative, e.g. they will not trigger an alert when they prevent an exploit. For example, with the heap spray mitigation, and exploit will just fail, and that could result in an application crash. But EMET will not display a message to tell you that it prevented an heap spray attack.     Use EMET Toolkit Today      
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December 2015 – 7 New Security Critical Bulletins

December 9, 2015

Hey Microsoft released 7 new security critical bulletins:       MS15-124 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (3116180)   MS15-125 Cumulative Security Update for Microsoft Edge (3116184)    MS15-126 Cumulative Security Update for JScript and VBScript to Address Remote Code Execution (3116178)    MS15-127 Security Update for Microsoft Windows DNS to Address Remote Code Execution (3100465)   MS15-128 Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component to Address Remote Code Execution (3104503)   MS15-129 Security Update for Silverlight to Address Remote Code Execution (3106614)   MS15-130 Security Update for Microsoft Uniscribe to Address Remote Code Execution (3108670)   MS15-131 Security Update for Microsoft Office to Address Remote Code Execution (3116111)          
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Azure Security Center now available

December 3, 2015

Hey Yesterday ,Microsoft announce that the public preview of Azure Security Center is now available. The new service offers unmatched security monitoring and management for your cloud resources and is an essential part of Microsoft’s vision to deliver a holistic, agile security platform for today’s enterprise.       Read More: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/azure-security-center-now-available/      
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