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Preventing and Responding to Security Threats with Azure Security Center

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Preventing and Responding to Security Threats with Azure Security Center
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DifficultyBeginner
Duration14m
Students8

Description

This course covers the following Azure Security Center topics:

  • Preventing and responding to security threats with Azure Security Center
  • Configuring a security policy
  • Assessing the security of resources
  • Protecting your resources with Azure Security Center
  • Managing VM access

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.

With the prevalence of data breaches and high profile hacks nowadays, it's critical to understand how to prevent and respond to security threats. As such it's important to know how to leverage the Azure Security Center. The Azure Security Center provides centralized threat protection and security management across hybrid cloud workloads. By leveraging the Azure Security Center you can apply security policies across your workloads, limit your exposure to threats and detect and respond to attacks. 

Through centralized policy management, compliance with company and regulatory security requirements is ensured. Administrators can monitor the security of machines, networks, storage services and more to uncover potential security issues. The security center can make recommendations on actions to take to remediate security vulnerabilities before they are exploited. By offering the ability to collect, search and analyze security data, the Azure Security Center provides administrators with a way to ensure the security of all workloads. 

The Azure Security Center helps with meeting security requirements through the definition of security policies used to maintain the desired configuration of workloads. Policies defined in the Azure subscription can be adapted to the type of workload or to the sensitivity of the data being protected. Azure Security Center can also provide security recommendations for resources such as compute, networking, SQL, storage, and applications. In this demonstration, you will learn how to configure a security policy and assess the security of Azure resources. 

To follow along with the steps in this demonstration, you must be on Security Center's standard pricing tier. Microsoft offers a 60-day trial which is also sufficient.