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Sentinel Health Data Visualization & Reporting

A common challenge after deploying Microsoft Sentinel has been how to keep track of your Data Connector health status. Last article, we explored getting a handle on our Microsoft Sentinel data connectors health. This week, we look visualizing and using that data with Sentinel Workbooks.

Posted on 7:10 am
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Microsoft Authenticator Policies

Modernize your Microsoft Authenticator Policies

Getting ready to move into Azure Active Directory or make changes to your Microsoft Entra configurations? The last few weeks I’ve talked about MFA and conditional access rules; so this week we will look at the preview for Microsoft Authenticator Policies, then change gears and talk about how to get our users excited about these security enhancements.

Posted on 7:15 am

Where to find Incident Investigation Artifacts in M365

A common challenge that security teams face is simply not knowing where all the artifacts can be found during an investigation. Microsoft Defender tools are capable of collecting a lot of data, and that can create questions during investigations of where is all this data and how do I find it quickly? Join me for a tour of the basics of Defender data retention periods and where to find that data.

Posted on 7:00 am

M365 Operating Guide for Sec Ops Teams – Use with Microsoft Sentinel

When building out a SOC team, many organizations quickly realize that there are very few silos left in IT when it comes to cloud. Our SOC members need to have cloud platform skills, M365, Exchange, Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Windows Server, REHL, and so many more skills. To say this a different way; our cloud landscape is flat, and we need members that have a wide band of skills with some specialties mixed in. This is complex to say the least, and with labour challenges in our post-covid world, we need ways to upskill our teams and build out operations manuals and tasks to support those teams.

Posted on 7:30 am

The Mysteries of Log Analytics Workspaces

Log Analytics workspaces provide a special way to store log data from multiple sources such as Microsoft Defender for Cloud, Azure Monitor, and so much more. A workspace typically combines data from multiple services and likely has it’s own distinct configuration for retention. I get a lot of questions about what the differences between workspaces within the Log Analytics scope are and why we would use them. Let’s take a look today at some of the information around Microsoft Azure Log Analytics Workspaces.

Posted on 8:56 pm