Security

Azure AD – Authenticator number matching will be enabled for all users

  As you know, Azure AD allows you to request multi-factor authentication (MFA) using the Azure AD MFA and Microsoft Authenticator application.   Since its introduction Azure AD MFA has been continuously improved.   Latest improvement was to request a number matching during the MFA process to avoid accidental approval and fight against MFA fatigue …

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Azure AD – You can now define the multifactor authentication strength (preview)

Azure AD comes with a lot of security features – some recent such as Passwordless authentication, some less recent such as conditional access – helping protecting your identities and workloads access. Well, in the never ending journey to keep secure identities and data, the Conditional Access feature has been updated to allow administrators to request …

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Azure – You can now review and optimize your Azure Firewall policies with Policy Analytics (preview)

If you use Azure Firewall you know you have to create (and then maintain) a Firewall Policy; which can become a tricky operation as policy updates may be required several a week or a day. In addition, the team in charge of maintaining such policies may not be aware of updates impacting the protected workloads …

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Azure Information Protection – The new Azure Information Protection version – 2.14.90.0 – is now available

   The new Azure Information Protection (aka AIP, aka AIP Unified Labelling, aka Azure Information Protection Unified Labelling) client is now available.    This version – 2.14.90.0 – is mainly fixing few bugs and does not provide any major improvements or new features. The only ‘big’ change is the switch from Authentication Library (ADAL) to …

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Information Protection – The Adobe PDF plugin for Information Protection is now bundled

As you are probably aware, Microsoft and Adobe have partnered for few years already to integrate Microsoft Information Protection solution with Adobe Acrobat clients (see https://blog.hametbenoit.info/2018/12/13/azure-integration-of-pdf-acrobat-reader-with-azure-information-protection-is-now-generally-available/). Well, good new as this plugin is no longer required and is integrated with Adobe installer starting version 22.001.20142. This integration applies to both Windows and MacOS version.

Office 365 – You can now customize the login pages for Attack Simulation Training

As you may know, if you have Office 365 E5 or Microsoft Defender for Office 365 P2 plans you can run attack simulation to keep your end-users aware of various attack types – from credential harvest (phishing) to malware. Until now when you were running a credential harvest or link in attachment simulation attack, the …

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Azure AD – A new portal/product family to manage your identity and access

If you use Microsoft cloud services – either Azure or Office 365 – you know that identity and access management is performed through the use of Azure Active Directory. Over time Azure AD has been improved by adding new capabilities and features to help you manage and secure your identity and access. Well, a new …

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Azure AD – Get a dashboard reporting Azure Identities and Role Governance at glance

As you know with Azure AD, you can create and manage Service Principals, delegate administration tasks using administration roles… but this is quite difficult to easily identify the number of Service Principal you have, Service Principals which has or will expire… To help you with that, the Azure AD teams has developed a workbook which …

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Azure AD – You can now define device filters for conditional access

As you know, with Azure AD you can configure Conditional Access policies to protect and secure access to your resources. These policies apply to users, devices and now to service principals too. Well, sometime you may want to have a conditional access policy to apply to specific devices but you can not create a specific …

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