Hunting Threats with Azure Security Center

In February I had the chance to attend a session by Yuri Diogenes, Program Manager at Microsoft, on how Azure Security Center works and how to demo it in a real life scenario. The session he gave ended up as one of the excellent Azure Security Center Playbooks that are…

Azure Security Center now recommends DDoS protection

Security is top of mind for most Azure customers. To have peace of mind when it comes to security for assets running on Azure, Microsoft continuously works to improve on the security recommendations Azure Security Center provides: DDoS Standard recommendation in ASCRecommendation details and affected resourcesStarting now Azure Security Center…

New Azure Security Center Swagger and SDKs available

It just has become easier to manage Azure Security Center at scale. While not all aspects of Azure Security Center can be automated yet Microsoft just released updated Swagger definitions for working with Azure Security Center. This includes an updated documentation where you can directly try requests to the API…

Azure Security Center per-hour billing

Currently billing for Azure Security Center is reported on a per-node, per-month basis. Starting July 1st 2018 this reporting will be changed to per-node, per-hour to achieve more granularity in billing. Billing is still pro-rated thus you'll only pay for the time a node was actually…

Azure Security Center cost for stopped VMs

An interesting question came up in a conversation today: How are the costs for Azure Security Center Standard pricing tier calculated for nodes that are stopped? It is pretty easy: Azure Security Center Standard pricing tier is prorated daily so that only the days where a particular VM was online…