Make No Mistake — Microsoft Is A Security Company Now

That’s not a bad start of the day, reading such a headline from a Forrester analyst. I am often asked, how far we are going to drive security within Microsoft. Well, I guess here you have an answer from an outsider: Make No Mistake — Microsoft Is A Security Company Now. Even though the author…

Adaptive Network Hardening in Azure Security Center

When you see security incidents “in the Cloud” they often link back to misconfigurations on the networking side: Public interfaces being open, public ports being misconfigured etc. Our customers often find it hard to really understand and control the Network Security Group’s settings. Therefore, we now released Adaptive Network Hardening in public preview. To quote:…

Confidential Computing – A Silver Bullet for the Cloud?

When it comes to encryption and data we solved different problems. Since the invention of algorithms like DES, 3DESand/or AES symmetric encryption is something we understand and can solve. With RSA and Diffie-Helman key management and key exchange can be implemented with reasonable management overhead. This led to solid and trusted implementations of encryption at…

Eight Essentials for Hybrid Identity

It is not new, that identity will become your new perimeter, your next control pane. Still I see a lot of companies struggle with the concept and with the feeling to have the identity in the Cloud. Often, I hear the statement that they “lose control” once the identity is (at least partly) managed in…

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v23 available!

I still remember the first one and now we reach version 23… It has a lot of insights into the malware and cybercrime landscape with really actionable recommendations. The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report can be accessed in different ways: Infographic – https://aka.ms/SIRv23Info Full Report – https://aka.ms/SIRv23 Webinar (April 10th at 10 am PDT) – https://aka.ms/SIRv23webcast…

Using the Cloud to solve business problems in today’s world

I often get asked by customers how I see the cloud in today’s environment. Honestly, I do not see it differently than I did an year ago. If I look at security in general, I see three challenges, which shape my mind: Most investments go towards protecting the infrastructure, whereas most attacks are successful on…