Since Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is a suite of products, rather than just one single piece of software, there are various places where you can create exclusions for different features. Also, there are integrations in other products, that result in possible side effects when enabling certain settings. Most of these products have separate documentations, there is no single documentation page that contains all the information about exclusions available in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint.
Creating and maintaining a secure environment is hard. And with every technology or product added to your environment it gets more complicated. Microsoft Azure as a cloud environment is no exception to this rule and with the many services and features that get added every year it just gets more complicated even if you did not change a thing. Because keeping your IT assets secure is important as you move to the cloud, it is important to know which bad practices to avoid and which attack scenarios are out there.
Business email compromise and phishing are just two of the threats sent to hundreds and thousands of email inboxes around the world every day. As defenders, we use various tools and methods to limit the delivery of these emails to the intended target. In most cases, the attackers start by registering a domain that closely resembles the target company’s own domain name, or simply include the company name in the domain (e.
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Over the weekend I finished a really fun project I had in mind for a couple of weeks. My newest website: AnalyticsRules.Exchange In this post I will explain the reason why I created this new website, as well on how I did it. At the moment I will not publish the code, not because I don’t want to share it, but because it’s super ugly and not something I want to be a source for other people to start with.
On Wednesday, October 26, I will be speaking at the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance User Group. The topic of my talk is “Why using a FIDO2 security key is important”. Abstract Learn why classic MFA based authentication is still at risk of being phished using AiTM techniques and how FIDO2 security keys can mitigate such attacks. You can also use Azure AD conditional access to add an additional layer of security.
When using Microsoft Entra Azure AD, you can choose between a wide range of MFA options as an admin and user. Depending on the method you choose this can be a very strong second factor (e.g., FIDO2), or it could be a weaker second factor like text messages. Up until now there was no way to distinguish between the different methods. But with the recent announcement about authentication strength this changes.
On Thursday, September 22nd , I will be speaking at the Cloud Identity Summit 2022. The Cloud Identity Summit focuses on Cloud Identity Management, various aspects such as identity protection, managing external accounts, passwordless and much more. The Cloud Identity Summit is a free event that focuses on the exchange between the participants. The group of participants is international and comes from different areas and industries. In my talk titled “Azure Attack Paths”, I will describe various attack vectors and techniques for the Azure Cloud.