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Azure Security Center (ASC), Just-In-Time (JIT) VM Access, and ARM Resource Lock Bug

Azure Security Center (ASC), Just-In-Time (JIT) VM Access, and ARM Resource Lock Bug

I encountered the following scenario in a client’s environment recently: When you remove a Virtual Machine (VM) from Azure Security Center’s (ASC) Just-In-Time (JIT) VM Access control, while it’s associated Network Security Group (NSG) is contained within a Resource Group…

Using Let’s Encrypt With Azure Web Apps – Protect Your Blog

Using Let’s Encrypt With Azure Web Apps – Protect Your Blog

Here’s something that I’ve held off on for a while. I’ve always wanted to include an SSL Certificate for my blog. But, if you look at the Azure App Service Certificates service, the cost is high (at least in my…

Azure Monitoring Tools Explained – Part 9: Azure Security Center (ASC)

Azure Monitoring Tools Explained – Part 9: Azure Security Center (ASC)

In the first part of this series, we introduced the confusion and complexity that tends to occur when looking at the long list of monitoring tools available for Azure. We then provided a list of currently available tools that we…

Getting Azure Backup to Work With Azure Security Center’s Just-In-Time VM Access

Getting Azure Backup to Work With Azure Security Center’s Just-In-Time VM Access

I ran into an issue recently with one of my customers, where the need for Security conflicted with the need for Backups. With some help from others that had similar issues, along with the awesome Azure Backup team (they are…

The OMS ACS Dashboard Solution – Now on GitHub!

The OMS ACS Dashboard Solution – Now on GitHub!

Several months ago, I posted an article on how I followed Wei Lim’s post on OMS equivalent SCOM ACS queries and built that into a custom OMS Solution. The article in reference can be found here: SCOM ACS Dashboard in OMS  …

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