Azure Monitor for Network Security

There is lots of new features coming along to Azure Monitor. Without a doubt, having non Azure resources (VMs, containers, databases) being treated as ‘native Azure citizens’ is a great contribution to have one single pane of glass to manage configuration, policy and posture of all your infrastructure resources. Through Read more…

Azure Security updates – June-July 2020

Advanced Data Security ADS for SQL Servers outside of Azure – Now in Public Preview Advanced Data Security for Azure Arc enabled SQL Server includes the functionality for surfacing & mitigating potential vulnerabilities and detecting & investigating suspicious activities that could indicate threats to SQL servers running outside of Azure. This offering is an Read more…

Azure Sentinel integration with IBM QRadar

Sentinel can integrate with customer SIEM platforms for hybrid cloud monitoring use cases, using specialized threat detection algorithms and sending high fidelity alerts to these platforms. While there may be a few different architectures to achieve this integration, surely Azure Event Hub can provide an enterprise grade system for alert Read more…

Convert your Premium vhd to Standard

You may have tried to convert your vhd of a VM using a Premium storage account into standard. While the process is not possible via the Azure portal once the storage account has been created, I found 2 quick workarounds to achieve this: Use the AzCopy utility https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/storage/common/storage-use-azcopy The idea Read more…