Azure Sentinel SIEM

May 24, 2020

Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Design

Defender ATP is one of the stars of Microsoft’s security stack, with a meteoric rise in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for endpoint protection. With 6 layers of protection geared towards specific requirements of the modern EDR, it takes advantage of the complementary Microsoft security services, such as Microsoft Cloud App Security, Azure ATP, Azure Information Protection, […]

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Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Design
May 10, 2020

Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Design

Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is probably a bit misunderstood as its main purpose is to identify threats in the traditional on-premises Active Directory with the help of multiple sources of information from other security controls that have visibility into various streams of data. It combines information collected from critical Windows event logs, network traffic […]

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Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) Design
May 10, 2020

Azure Sentinel Incidents & KPI Dashboards

Since its release in preview mode in February 2019, Azure Sentinel has provided the Incidents blade in its portal as a platform to monitor and manage the situation when the configured use cases (alerts) are triggered. As the product evolved in bounds and leaps, the Incidents features has become more mature and now, combined with […]

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Azure Sentinel Incidents & KPI Dashboards
May 3, 2020

Microsoft Cloud App Security Design

Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS) has been rated as the number 1 leader CASB product in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant in 2019. As part of Microsoft’s cloud security stack, it provides full integration with other M365 security products, such as ATP, Security Center, Defender ATP and Azure Sentinel. It provides deep visibility and control of SaaS-related […]

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Microsoft Cloud App Security Design
Apr 27, 2020

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Security Monitoring

Azure Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) environment provides desktop and application virtualization, allowing connections from almost any kind of device to either a fully functional Windows 10 desktop or to an application virtualized on a Windows 10 VM. While providing great flexibility, it introduces additional components that require monitoring from a security perspective. Fortunately, the Azure […]

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Azure Windows Virtual Desktop Security Monitoring
Mar 27, 2020

Azure Sentinel COVID-19 Alerts and IoCs

While the world is struggling to contain the devastating effects of the COVID-19 virus, there are an increasing number of malicious actors attempting to take advantage of it and attack organizations using the desire for information about this virus. At Managed Sentinel, we decided to create and maintain a list of IoCs (IP addresses, domains, […]

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Azure Sentinel COVID-19 Alerts and IoCs
Jan 27, 2020

Azure Sentinel & Log Analytics Tables

Azure Sentinel is using Azure Log Analytics as the backend for the log storage and querying capabilities through Kusto Query Language (KQL). A wealth of information is available from various log sources and they are stored in Log Analytics “tables”. There are many tables created by default, though not always populated with data and many […]

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Azure Sentinel & Log Analytics Tables
Jan 19, 2020

AWS CloudWatch to Azure Sentinel

While talking about Azure Sentinel with cybersecurity professionals we do get the occasional regretful comment on how Sentinel sounds like a great product but their organization has invested significantly in AWS services so implicitly, Sentinel is out-of-scope of potential security controls for their infrastructure. AWS offers the CloudWatch service that is able to collect performance […]

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AWS CloudWatch to Azure Sentinel
Jul 17, 2019

Azure Security Center Components and Relations with Other Services

One of the most common questions that we are receiving about Azure Sentinel is about its functionality compared with Azure Security Center. The diagram below is an attempt to describe the various components of Azure Security Center, its relation with other Azure services, including Azure Sentinel as well as the interaction with non-Azure services and […]

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Azure Security Center Components and Relations with Other Services
Jun 19, 2019

Azure Cloud Security Stack vs. NIST Cybersecurity Framework

In May 2019, Managed Sentinel released a diagram presenting a mapping of Azure Security services vs on-premises security controls. The cybersecurity community expressed an interest in having the same security controls mapped against the NIST Cybersecurity Framework functions: Identify, Detect, Protect, Respond and Recover. The diagram below provides a high-level view of how various Azure […]

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Azure Cloud Security Stack vs. NIST Cybersecurity Framework
May 30, 2019

Azure Sentinel & Jupyter Notebooks

Before going into additional details about what a Jupyter Notebook is, I would like first to have a visual comparison of the analytical functionality offered by Azure Kusto Query Language queries vs. Jupyter Notebook with Python/msticpy/Kqlmagic. If your analytical requirements are limited to those typical to SIEM platforms that allow query of data, extraction of […]

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Azure Sentinel & Jupyter Notebooks
May 28, 2019

On-Premises vs. Azure Cloud Security Stack

In February 2019, Managed Sentinel released a diagram presenting a mapping of on-premises security controls vs. services offered by major cloud services providers. The following diagram follows a similar pattern, focused just on Azure security technologies and including additional information such as free vs. billable Azure services, availability of the 3rd party tools within Azure Marketplace and […]

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On-Premises vs. Azure Cloud Security Stack
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