Microsoft Security Saturday – 06/27/2021

Windows 11 enables security by design from the chip to the cloudToday, we are announcing Windows 11 to raise security baselines with new hardware security requirements built-in that will give our customers the confidence that they are even more protected from the chip to the cloud on certified devices. Windows 11 is redesigned for hybrid work and security with built-in hardware-based isolation, proven encryption, and our strongest protection against malware.

Threat & vulnerability management integrates with ServiceNow VR – That’s why we are excited to announce the general availability of a new integration between Microsoft threat and vulnerability management and ServiceNow Vulnerability Response (VR). The integration between these two products gives customers more flexibility in managing the end- to-end workflow of their vulnerability management program

Unmanaged device protection capabilities are now generally availableTwo months ago, we announced the public preview of a new set of capabilities that would give Microsoft Defender for Endpoint customers visibility over unmanaged devices running on their networks. It’s devices like these that introduce some of the greatest risks to an organization’s cybersecurity posture.

Zero Trust, The Essentials video seriesThis video series shows how you can adopt a Zero Trust approach for security and benefit from the core ways in which Microsoft can help. In the past, your defenses may have been focused on protecting network access with on-premises firewalls and VPNs, assuming everything inside the network was safe.

Securely collaborate with guests using Azure AD guest access reviewsAn Azure Active Directory Identity Governance solution empowers Microsoft customers to securely collaborate with guests across organizational boundaries. Customers can set up automated, periodic access reviews using an intuitive interface that provides smart recommendations, ensuring that guests gain the right access to the right resources for the right amount of time.

Guidance on using Azure AD to meet Zero Trust Architecture and MFA requirements I am excited to share with you new guidance within our public documentation. This guidance is tailored to help you meet government and industry identity requirements using Azure Active Directory. Microsoft documents how we as a company meet many of these standards.

How Microsoft 365 encryption helps safeguard data and maintain complianceMicrosoft uses industry standard technologies such as Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Real-Time Transport Protocol (SRTP) to encrypt all data in transit between users’ devices and Microsoft datacenters, and between Microsoft datacenters.

Testing the New Version of the Windows Security Events Connector with Azure Sentinel To-Go!Last week, on Monday June 14th, 2021, a new version of the Windows Security Events data connector reached public preview. This is the first data connector created leveraging the new generally available Azure Monitor Agent (AMA) and Data Collection Rules (DCR) features from the Azure Monitor ecosystem.