Power BI – Use Power BI as your security dashboard by connecting to Microsoft Graph Security (preview)

As you may know, Microsoft Graph Security is the unified way to gather all security signals from the Microsoft Cloud security solutions (Azure, Office 365, on-premises using connector…).

Well, this is now getting better and easier for your security team to get the unified view resulting of these correlation.

You can now use the new Power BI Microsoft Graph Security connector and the sample dashboard (https://aka.ms/graphsecuritypowerbiconnectorsamples) to get an rapid security risk report and overview.

To start using this Power BI dashboard, download and install the Power BI desktop client (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45331) – you need to have the Power BI Desktop February 2019 update (version 2.66.5376.1681); if had it already installed, you need to update it.

Then start Power BI Desktop and get the data from the Graph Security using the Get data\more from the ribbon


Search for Microsoft Graph Security or browse the Online Services


Then you acknowledge the preview state, and probably check the “Don’t warm me again about this connector” to avoid further notification while this is in preview


You select the Graph Security API version to use; at this stage it seems it does not really matter which one you choose


Then you sign in to your tenant; you need to have at least Security Reader access role


During the first login you will get prompted to grant the appropriate permission to the Graph Security API connector; if you are logging as global administration, it may be a good thing to check the box “Consent on behalf of your organization”.


That’s it, you now have the RAW data from the Graph Security and you can select the entity/entities to load


Then you can use the sample dashboard you may have downloaded earlier (see above) by importing it


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