Microsoft Azure operates a shared responsibility security model. Microsoft provides a secure infrastructure. It makes available tools and services to help users to build and manage secure cloud infrastructure deployments. But it is the responsibility of Azure users to manage their cloud infrastructure in line with security best practices.
It is possible to deploy secure infrastructure with Azure: national and local government agencies, including the U.S. Department of Defense, do just that. But it is also possible to deploy insecure cloud servers that lead to security breaches and data leaks. Configuration mistakes create vulnerabilities, and weak authentication and identity management can leave an organization open to attack.
In this article, we’ll look at 7 Microsoft Azure security best practices, including some of the Azure tools that can help your organization stay safe on Azure.(more…)