Monthly archives: August 2017

Announcing the Just-In-Time VM Access public preview

16 August 2017

Azure Security Center just released a new Just-In-Time (JIT) VM Access mechanism. JIT VM Access, now in public preview, significantly reduces your exposure to attacks by enabling you to deny persistent access while providing controlled, audited access to VMs when needed.

Senior Product Manager, Azure Security Center

How Azure Security Center aids in detecting good applications being used maliciously

15 August 2017

We’ve written in the past about how Azure Security Center helps detect malicious activity on compromised VMs, including a post detailing a Bitcoin mining attack and one on an outbound DDoS attack. In many cases, attackers use a set of malicious tools to carry out these and other actions on a compromised machine.

Cloud Security Investigations & Intelligence - Microsoft Azure Security

Managing your resources with Azure Cloud Shell

15 August 2017

Back in May this year we announced the public preview of Azure Cloud Shell. If you haven’t tried it out yet, Azure Cloud Shell gives you a new way to manage your resources in the Cloud. It’s a browser-based shell experience, which means it’s accessible from virtually anywhere. It authenticates with your Azure account so you can remotely access your Azure resources and even attaches to your Azure File Storage so you can always have your stored scripts at your fingertips, no matter which machine you use. This allows you to manage on-the-go from any browser or even the Azure Mobile App.

Corporate Vice President, Azure