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24 hours of network traffic analysis from Microsoft Azure

Did you know that your virtual machines are targeted for attacks before they actually come online? For virtual machines running on Microsoft Azure, you can notice quite fast when they are online and ports like 3389 / RDP is publically available you get a lot of failed authentication attempts quite fast, flooding with random username and …

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Just in time Access for Virtual Machines in Azure

The issue with sometimes having a virtual machine on Microsoft Azure is that if it is publicly accessable that the IP is uses is on a known IP range (Microsoft publishes the IP ranges here – –> https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=41653 which will make those IP addresses quite popular by hackers using different brute force mechansims. (Having a …

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Azure Stack– Secure by design

Previously I have blogged about the underlying architecture and features which is going to be part of Azure Stack → http://msandbu.org/what-is-azure-stack-and-want-is-the-architecture/ Microsoft recently announced the launch of Azure Stack as well → https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/microsoft-azure-stack-is-ready-to-order-now/ Responsibility model in Cloud Now I want to focus a bit on one aspect that was not included in the previous blogpost, …

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What is your backup strategy for Cloud based IaaS deployments?

When moving to public cloud I often find that people I talk with misunderstands what services they actually get when they buy a service in for instance Azure, AWS or GCP for that matter. That is of course something I often find doing myself and not actually reading the different service descriptions. One common misconception …

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