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How to use AIP scanner to discover sensitive data

Sensitive data, such as personally identifiable information (PII) and financial records, must be protected according to compliance requirements. It is crucial to maintain data privacy to build and retain trust with stakeholders. A company’s competitive advantage depends on intellectual property protection, while data sovereignty ensures compliance with local storage laws. Moreover, security…
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How to use Azure Information Protection to track shared documents

Imagine sharing a confidential task with your team. You need to know who has access, where they are, and what they’re doing with the information. Azure Information Protection (AIP) acts as your mission control for sensitive documents. It meticulously tracks document access, logging details like who accessed it, when, and where. This way, if an unauthorized user tries to peek, you’re…
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How to install Microsoft Defender for Identity sensors

Microsoft Defender for Identity (MDI) is a cloud-based security solution designed to shield organizations from advanced threats targeting Active Directory (AD) environments. The MDI sensor, a lightweight agent deployed on domain controllers, monitors user and device activity within your AD infrastructure. This blog explores the installation process for the MDI sensor, highlighting its purpose…
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Key requirements to implement Microsoft Defender for Identity

Safeguarding networks from cyber threats demands a proactive approach. Microsoft Defender for Identity provides a robust solution to strengthen organizational security. However, before leveraging this powerful tool, meeting specific requirements is vital. Let’s explore the key prerequisites for implementing Microsoft Defender for Identity, ensuring your network is ready for optimal…
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Event collection with Microsoft Defender for Identity

Understanding Windows event logs Windows event logs are detailed records of events occurring in a Windows operating system, arranged chronologically for easy identification. These logs include both hardware and software events related to the system, security, and applications. By monitoring Windows event logs, network engineers can: Track any system failures or errors Investigate threats…
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Microsoft Defender for Identity: A comprehensive overview

Previously known as Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Microsoft Defender for Identity is a cloud-based security service that protects your organization’s hybrid environment. It focuses on identity-based threats, offering comprehensive protection against both external and internal attacks. How does Microsoft Defender for Identity work? Microsoft Defender for Identity gathers data from…
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How to synchronize employeeHireData

Microsoft Entra Lifecycle Workflows allow organizations to automate user provisioning, access governance, and lifecycle management tasks within Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). A crucial aspect of this automation involves synchronizing user attributes from on-premises Active Directory (AD) to Azure AD. This blog explores how to synchronize the “employeeHireDate” attribute, an…
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How to use Azure AD for disaster recovery

Business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) planning is essential for any organization to bounce back from disruption. While Azure Active Directory (AD) itself isn’t directly used for disaster recovery, it plays a supporting role, particularly when recovering your on-premises AD. BCDR implementation can be done with Microsoft Azure’s native disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)…
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How to automate Azure AD tasks with PowerShell

In the cloud-based world, managing Azure Active Directory (AD) is essential. However, manual management of users, groups, and access can be time-consuming. This is where PowerShell Automation comes to the rescue. This guide explores how PowerShell can be leveraged by IT professionals to streamline Azure AD tasks, such as automating user account, group, and permission administration. PowerShell…
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Best practices for managing groups in Azure AD

Azure Active Directory (AD) groups are pivotal in cloud identity and access management (IAM). They facilitate granting appropriate permissions to the right users for the required resources. However, effective group management is essential for maintaining security and a positive user experience within your Azure AD environment. This article outlines a series of best practices to ensure your Azure…
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