Preventing and Responding to Security Threats with Azure Security Center
Preventing and Responding to Security Threats with Azure Security Center
1h 11m

As companies race toward the cloud, it’s imperative that IT professionals keep up with the times. Keeping up with the times means maintaining the ability to deploy and maintain cloud-based solutions – particularly those offered through Microsoft Azure.

In this course, you will learn how to create and manage encryption keys in Azure, prevent and respond to security threats to Azure resources, configure access to Azure applications via single sign-on, manage access to Azure applications, and configure federation with public consumer identity providers like Facebook and Google. 

Learning Objectives

  • Create and import keys in the Azure Key Vault
  • Define, configure, and assess security policies
  • Harden Azure resources against threats
  • Configure single sign-on for SaaS applications
  • Configure federation with public consumer identity providers like Facebook and Google

 Intended Audience

  • People interested in becoming Azure security engineers 


  • General knowledge of IT infrastructure
  • General knowledge of the Azure environment






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.

About the Author
Learning Paths

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.