Secure Your Cloud with Azure Security Center

The hands-on lab is part of these learning paths

Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions: 70-535 Exam Preparation
course-steps 10 certification 5 lab-steps 5
Azure Services for Security Engineers
course-steps 3 certification 1 lab-steps 3 quiz-steps 3
Implementing Microsoft Azure Solutions–70-533 Certification Preparation
course-steps 15 certification 1 lab-steps 8 quiz-steps 8

Lab Steps

Logging into the Microsoft Azure Portal
Exploring Azure Security Center
Inspecting the Insecure Lab Resources
Following Azure Security Center Recommendations

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Lab Overview

The security of your cloud environment should always a leading concern. However, it can be difficult to stay on top of all the resources and changes taking place in your environment. Azure provides Security Center to help lighten the burden of securing your cloud environment. Take advantage of automatic security audits and recommendations to secure your cloud with Azure Security Center in this Lab. You will mitigate security risks identified by Security Center in a pre-created cloud environment.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:

  • Use Security Center to identify network, compute, storage, and application security risks in your Azure environment
  • Follow Security Center's recommendations to mitigate risks
  • Resolve several common security issues

Lab Prerequisites

You should be familiar with:

  • Basic Azure resources, such as Subnets, Virtual Machines, and Network Security Groups

Lab Environment

Before completing the Lab instructions, the environment will look as follows:

After completing the Lab instructions, the environment should look similar to:



November 11th, 2018: Updated the text and screenshots to match the latest Security Center experience

September 7th, 2018: Updated text and images to match the latest Azure experience

About the Author

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Logan has been involved in software development and research for over eleven years, including six years in the cloud. He is an AWS Certified DevOps Engineer - Professional, MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure, Google Cloud Certified Associate Cloud Engineer, and Certified Kubernetes Administrator (CKA). He earned his Ph.D. studying design automation and enjoys all things tech.