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How Cybercriminals Break into the Microsoft Cloud
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7/22/2019 | 10:08:32 PM
What happened to MS Azure Security Recommendations

"Metcalf describes a customer who had no MFA configured on any accounts, enabling an attacker to password-spray any environment. Because cloud and on-premise systems had the same passwords, they could break into one account, connect to a VPN, and gain access to a corporate environment. "That's an extension of how bad an attack like that can be," he says."

Microsoft has a security page that makes recommendations on how to secure the environment in a similar way to AWS. In Azure, they have a "Security Center" section that goes over the things a person needs to secure their environment and it provides guidance on how to enable the compliance aspects related to the site.


Azure Security Center

It seems the biggest problems come from three areas:

  • Having properly trained staff
  • Identify misconfiguration issues found on the "Security Center" page
  • Ensure the compliance aspects are followed per its recommendations

I am curious, there should be a group or a person within the organization to go over the cybersecurity management sections and then perform some Q/A in order to ensure the systems are compliant, if users run Pentesting tools (onsite and/or in the cloud), these tools will tell the user of visible vulnerabilities and provide recommendations.


Just a thought.


Todd


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