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5/16/2018 Security Center New Feature We heard from our customers that they wanted an even simpler onboarding experience to Azure Security Center. Today, we are excited to announce the general availability of Azure Security Center’s Cross Subscription Workspace Selection. This capability allows you to collect and monitor data in one location from virtual machines that run in different workspaces, subscriptions, and run queries. Link Link Details
5/3/2018 Trust Center Updated Feature We are proud to announce that our Azure Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) Common Security Framework (CSF) Certification was not only renewed by HITRUST, but our certification scope has expanded from last year by more than 250 percent! The HITRUST CSF Certification is the most widely recognized security accreditation in the healthcare industry. The HITRUST CSF builds on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, by providing a framework for complex compliance requirements that include technical and process elements such as HIPAA, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), The Information Services Office (ISO) and Control Objectives for Information and Related Technologies (COBIT) to ensure controls are in place to safeguard Protected Health Information (PHI). Link Link Details
4/17/2018 Security Center New Feature Today we are excited to announce several capabilities in Azure Security Center that will provide enhanced protection to help you keep pace with the evolving cybersecurity landscape including visibility and governance at the organizational level, integrated security configuration in the VM experience, a new IAM section, Just-in-time VM access GA, Adaptive application controls, interactive network security monitoring and much more. Link Link Details
3/7/2018 Virtual Machines General Availability Azure Security Center provides several threat prevention mechanisms to help you reduce surface areas susceptible to attack. One of those mechanisms is Just-in-Time (JIT) VM Access. Today we are excited to announce the general availability of Just-in-Time VM Access, which reduces your exposure to network volumetric attacks by enabling you to deny persistent access while providing controlled access to VMs when needed. Link Link Details
3/5/2018 Trust Center New Features I am excited to share our new Azure Security and Compliance Blueprint for HIPAA/HITRUST – Health Data & AI. Microsoft’s Azure Blueprints are resources to help build and launch cloud-powered applications that comply with stringent regulations and standards. Included in the blueprints are reference architectures, compliance guidance and deployment scripts. Link Link Details
1/31/2018 Security Center Preview Features Today, we are excited to announce the public preview of a new feature called SIEM Export that allows you to export Azure Security Center alerts into popular SIEM solutions such as Splunk and IBM QRadar. We are continuing to invest in the number of partners we support. This feature is part of our on-going commitment to provide unified security management and protection for your cloud and on-premises workloads. Link Link Details
1/16/2018 Security Center Preview Features Azure Security Center monitors operating system (OS) configurations using a set of 150+ recommended rules for hardening the OS, including rules related to firewalls, auditing, password policies, and more. If a machine is found to have a vulnerable configuration, a security recommendation is generated. Today, we are pleased to preview a new feature that allows you to customize these rules and add additional rules to exactly match your desired Windows configurations. The new custom security configurations are defined as part of the security policy, and allow you to: Enable and disable a specific rule. Change the desired setting for an existing rule (e.g. passwords should expire in 60 days instead of 30). Add a new rule based on the supported rule types including registry, audit policy, and security policy. Note: OS Security Config customization is available for Security Center users in the Standard tier on subscription level only. Link Link Details
1/10/2018 Security Center New Features Azure Security Center now provides integration with Azure Web Application Firewall. Link Details
12/22/2017 Security Center Preview Features Today, we are excited to share that these capabilities are available for public preview in Azure Security Center. Application controls, such as whitelisting, can help limit exposure to malicious and vulnerable applications. Instead of trying to keep pace with rapidly evolving malware and new exploits, application control simply blocks all but known good applications. For purpose-built servers that typically run a fixed set of application, whitelisting can add significant protection. Application control solutions have existed for some time now, but organizations usually find it too complex and hard to manage, especially when unique rules are required per server or group of servers, and in large scale. Link Link Details
12/20/2017 Trust Center New Features Today we are pleased to announce the release of a new Azure Financial Services Regulated Workloads Blueprint. The Azure Security and Compliance Blueprint Program provides automated solutions and guidance for rapid deployment of Azure services that meet specific regulatory requirements from weeks to a few hours. The new Financial Services Regulated Workloads Blueprint gives you an automated solution that will help guide you in storing and managing sensitive financial information such as payment data in Azure. The Financial Services Blueprint is designed to help customers meet compliance requirements outlined in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) SOC 1 and SOC 2 standards, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2, as well as the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA). Link Details

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