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Cloud Security Posture Management describes how well a cloud environment is secured from events, particularly malicious threats, that could compromise the integrity of its data and infrastructure. As cloud environments are virtual and depend on many settings, an enormous opportunity exists for incorrectly configured infrastructure to be exploited. This lesson introduces the student to Cloud Security Posture Management and how associated tools can assess and aid in securing a cloud environment against external attacks.

Learning Objectives

  • Explanation of Cloud Security Posture Management
  • Why Cloud Security Posture Management is important
  • How Microsoft Defender for Cloud implements Cloud Security Posture Management

Intended Audience

  • Students who want to know about Cloud Security Posture Management and how it relates to Microsoft Defender for Cloud
  • Students who intend to take the SC-900 exam: Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity Fundamentals


An understanding of general technical concepts.

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Hallam is a software architect with over 20 years experience across a wide range of industries. He began his software career as a  Delphi/Interbase disciple but changed his allegiance to Microsoft with its deep and broad ecosystem. While Hallam has designed and crafted custom software utilizing web, mobile and desktop technologies, good quality reliable data is the key to a successful solution. The challenge of quickly turning data into useful information for digestion by humans and machines has led Hallam to specialize in database design and process automation. Showing customers how leverage new technology to change and improve their business processes is one of the key drivers keeping Hallam coming back to the keyboard. 

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