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The Azure Security Podcast

A twice-monthly podcast dedicated to all things relating to Security, Privacy, Compliance and Reliability on the Microsoft Cloud Platform.Hosted by Microsoft security experts, Michael Howard, Sarah Young, Gladys Rodriguez and Mark Simos. https://azsecuritypodcast.net/

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Microsoft Threat Intelligence - MSTIC

In this episode we interview Pete Bryan from the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center - MSTIC - about lessons learned from the recent highly-public nation-state attacks on US infrastructure. We also cover news about GitHub, CosmosDB, Storage account key rotation, Azure Functions, SimuLand, Gladys also announces that there is now a Spanish edition of the Azure Security Podcast.


15 Jun 2021

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Azure Data Explorer

In this episode Michael, Sarah, Gladys and Mark talk with Minni Walia about Azure Data Explorer, a fast and highly scalable data exploration service for log and telemetry data. We also discuss Azure Security news about Bicep, VPN Gateway, Azure Backup, Azure Security Center, AKS, Azure Sentinel, IoT Hub, API Management, SimuLand and Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architectures and Microsoft Cloud Adoption Framework.


4 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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Azure Purview

In this episode Michael, Gladys and Mark talk with guests Gopal Shankar and Arvind Chandaka discuss a new data governance product Azure Purview. We also discuss Azure Security news for the following: Azure Monitor, Storage, cryptography, Zero Trust, Incident Response, Azure Information Protection, Ransomware and more.


21 May 2021

Rank #3

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Applied Data Science, AI and machine learning in Security

In this episode Michael, Sarah, Gladys and Mark talk with guest Sharon Xia about applied Artificial intelligence and Machine Learning in Cybersecurity. This is one of those episodes where many of us learned a great deal about something we know little about! We also discuss Azure Security news for: Azure VMs, Azure Charts, Zero Trust and the Open Group, Sentinel, App Gatewat, Security Technical Content Library and a new Azure Networking Security book.


5 May 2021

Rank #4

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Azure Bastion

We speak to Tanu Balla from the Azure Hybrid Networking team about Azure Bastion. We also cover security news about Azure Sentinel, DataBricks, PowerBI, App Service, Power Fx, TypeScript, Azure Active Directory, a new Azure Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) and Azure App Proxy.


19 Apr 2021

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Customer Questions about Azure Security

In this episode we talk to Chuck Enstall about what he's hearing from customers about Azure security, including segregation of subscriptions, RBAC policies and more. We also cover security news about GitHub's CodeQL, SecDevOps, storage accounts, Azure SQL and Synapse, Event Grid, Media Services, Azure Communications Services, IoT Hub, ExpressRoute, Key Vault, Azure Cache for Redis, Azure Active Directory, PCI DSS, Exchange, a beta of the SC-200 exam, "Microsoft Security Operations Analyst (beta)" and more!


5 Apr 2021

Rank #6

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Security News Dump from Ignite

This episode is a little different, we cover the latest security news and updates from the Microsoft Ignite conference. Lots of topics covering SQL Server, CosmosDB, Azure Security Center, Azure Kubernetes Service, Windows 2022, VM updates, Azure Sphere, Azure Backup, TypeScript, Azure Sentinel and Azure Purview.


24 Mar 2021

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Azure Network Security

In this episode we speak to Anthony Roman about Azure Network, topics include fundamentals like VNets, subnets, NSGs, User-defined routes, Azure Firewall and Azure Frontdoor.Mark has a public-service announcement about patching on-prem Exchange servers, and we discuss the latest news about the Microsoft Data Encryption SDK, TypeScript, customer managed keys for tables and queues, User and Entity Behavior Analytics, DataBricks and more.


5 Mar 2021

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Azure Redteam

In this episode Michael, Sarah, Gladys and Mark talk with guests Craig Nelson and Leron Gray. about Redteam security on Microsoft Azure. If you're new to red teams, blue teams and purple teams and want to learn more about how we test Azure for security issues, then this is the episode for you!We also discuss Azure Security news for the following services: Azure Bicep, Storage accounts, API Management, Azure Firewall and Azure Sentinel. Gladys also discusses machine learning and Azure Synapse, Mark mentions his concerns about human-operated ransom-ware and Michael explains why he prefers TypeScript to JavaScript and we add a new phrase to your lexicon: Homomorphic Encryption. You're welcome!Finally, there's a new exam in beta, SC-900 "Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals."


19 Feb 2021

Rank #9

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Azure Sentinel

In this episode Michael, Sarah, Gladys and Mark talk with guest Ofer Shezaf about Azure Sentinel. In the news we discuss Azure Security news for the following services: Azure Security Center, HDInight, Azure Attestation and IaaS SQL Server using Secure Enclaves. Gladys covers some of the material she learned this week about Privileged Access Workstations (PAWs), especially in light of Solorigate. PAWs are not just for tier-0 admins, but also for developers. Mark covers Azure Security Benchmarks, extending threat and vulnerability management to macOS and shares details about Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Workbook.Ofer is a Principal Product Manage in the Azure Sentinel team and has years of experience building Security Information and Events Management (SIEM) systems.Ofer also discusses the history of Azure Sentinel and shares some of his insightful philosophies about SIEMs.


8 Feb 2021

Rank #10