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Ransomware and moving to Azure AD based Clients


Earlier this week  I wrote about the Norwegian Company Hydro which was affected by ransom and needed to shutdown most of their operations. The ransomware was most likely distributed using Active Directory with Group Policy so it could spread across the organization –> https://msandbu.org/norwegian-hydro-affected-by-ransomware-attack-lockergoga/ also Kevin…

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Windows Virtual Desktop in Prevew – What you need to think about!


There has been a lot of great information now the last couple of days regarding Windows Virtual Desktop like the blog post from Bas here –> https://www.basvankaam.com/2019/03/19/the-windows-virtual-desktop-what-we-know-so-far-its-more-than-you-think-65-facts-listed/ still there is some questions that also remained unanswered yet as part of what they are building as…

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Norwegian Hydro affected by Ransomware Attack LockerGoga

Earlier today I noticed the press release that the Norwegian Company Hydro announced in media that they have been affected by a ransomware attack and a targeted attack against their Active Directory.  Earlier today Hydro shut down many of their operations and also their…

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Palo Alto Redlock and Public Cloud Threat Defense


With more and more organizations moving towards multi-cloud approach, it often requires some changes in our toolbox to ensure security, governance and compliance across different cloud providers. Within this market there is also a growing set of vendors which want to provide this…

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Awarded with Veeam Vanguard and Citrix Technology Professional for 2019

The last couple of weeks I’ve been honored to receive two community awards from vendors Veeam (Vanguard) and Citrix (Technology Professional) for 2019! I’ve been fortunuate to be part of both these programs the last couple of years now and both vendors are heavily invested into…

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Cloud SIEM with Azure Sentinel


Today Microsoft released Azure Sentinel, a SIEM service running in the Cloud. Now looking at Sentinel is it not a completely new service it is built upon a lot of existing services in Azure such as Security Center, Log Analytics workspace which is…

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Moving from ADC to Service Mesh

Over the last years now I’ve been working a lot with different ADC platforms. ADC is a term used to describe a next-generation load balancer (according to Gartner), where we have vendors such as F5, Citrix, KEMP, and so on. Now the ADC…

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What is Windows Virtual Desktop and Traffic Flow

When I first write about Windows Virtual Desktop late last year after Iginite and the announcements came out, a lot has changed! (here is the originial post –> https://msandbu.org/windows-virtual-desktop-what-is-it-actually-and-limitations/ ) Overview of Windows Virtual Desktop Much of the announcement then was around Windows 10 Multi-user…

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Getting started with Azure AD Auth with Azure Files


As I’m writing this it should be noted that the feature itself is still in preview. Azure files has been an awesome feature that provides SMB 3 based file share to both internet based clients but also Virtual Machines running in Microsoft Azure….

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Moved my blog to Cloudflare!

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Well technically I didn’t move anything, just moved the nameservers the domain used from Azure to Cloudflare but atleast I’ve did part, so I am technically at Cloudflare’s mercy… 🙂 For those who haven’t heard about Cloudflare, they host some of the best…

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