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The Azure Security Podcast  

A twice-monthly podcast dedicated to Security, Privacy, Compliance, Governance and Reliability on the Microsoft Cloud Platform. Hosted by Microsoft security experts Michael Howard, Sarah Young, Gladys Rodriguez and Mark Simos. Meet the team.

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  Episode 90 - January 24th, 2024 - [AI red teaming]

In this episode Michael, Sarah and Mark talk with guests Dr. Amanda Minnich ( ) and Pete Bryan ( ) about AI Red Teaming.
We also discuss Azure Security news about Azure SQL DB, Trusted VMs, NetApp Files, Azure Load Testing and Front Door. Mark covers further details about Zero Trust and the CISO Workshop.

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  Episode 89 - December 18th, 2023 - [Our Year-end Thoughts]

  Episode 88 - December 1st, 2023 - [Attacker's Guide to Securing SQL Server]

  Episode 87 - November 15th, 2023 - [Advances in Always Encrypted and Transparent Data Encryption]

  Episode 86 - October 30th, 2023 - [Zero Trust Playbook]

In this episode Michael talks with guest Nikhil Kumar  ( ) and our own Mark Simos about a new book they have co-authored named "Zero Trust Playbook Series Zero Trust Overview and Playbook Introduction: Actionable Guidance for Business, Security, and Technology Leaders and Practitioners."

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  Episode 85 - October 11th, 2023 - [Security Response and Bug Bounties]

In this episode Michael and Sarah talk with guest Madeline Eckert  ( ) about Security Bug Bounties.
We also discuss Azure Security news about SQL Server 2022, Azure certificate changes, TLS 1.0 and 1.1 deprecation, GitHub security scanning, Ransomeware defenses, Zero Trust and more; and by 'more' we mean lock-picking!

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  Episode 84 - September 22nd, 2023 - [Attack Simulation]

  Episode 83 - August 14th, 2023 - [PowerShell Automation and Scripting for Cybersecurity]

In this episode Michael and Sarah with guest Miriam Wiesner  ( ) about her new book, "PowerShell Automation and Scripting for Cybersecurity" which comes out soon.

We also discuss Azure Security news about: Azure SQL DB Always Encrypted improvements, Azure SQL Managed Instance, App Gateway for Containers and Bring your own Key for AKS Ephemeral Disks.

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  Episode 82 - August 8th, 2023 - [Modern Security Strategy]

In this episode Michael and Mark talk with Microsoft Security MVP Truls Dahlsveen  ( ) about modern security strategy. Actually, Mark and Truls mainly do the talking :)
We also discuss Azure Security news about Application Gateway TLS policy, Defender for IoT and the Zero Trust Commandments.

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  Episode 81 - July 28th, 2023 - [Auditing in Azure SQL Database]

In this special episode Michael talks to prior podcast guest and Azure SQL DB colleague Sravani Saluru  ( ) about how to configure, monitor and manage audit logging in Azure SQL Database. She also shares some inside hints and tips!

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  Episode 80 - July 14th, 2023 - [Incident Response]

In this episode Michael and Sarah talk with guest Matt Zorich  ( ) about Microsoft's Incident Reponse process and services.
We also discuss Azure Security news about Azure Monitor RBAC and some Web Application Firewall (WAF) updates.

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  Episode 79 - June 13th, 2023 - [Threat Intelligence with MSTICPy]

In this episode Michael and Sarah talk with guest Thomas Roccia  ( ) about threat intelligence and MSTICPy and more.
We also discuss Azure Security news about Azure Files SMB shares, Private Link support for Application Gateway, Managed Identities support for Capture in Event Hubs and more.

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  Episode 77 - May 19th, 2023 - [Securing Infrastructure as Code (IaC)]

In this episode Michael, Gladys and Mark talk with guest Anthony Shaw  ( ) about what he looks for when reviewing Infrastructure as Code files, and some of the best practices he has learned over the years. He also made a fantastic comment:
    "Security pops up a lot when you stick things on the Internet"
Sarah is away in Singapore, presenting at Blackhat Asia 2023!
We also discuss Azure Security news about DDoS, Cosmos DB, Microsoft Defender for APIs, Load Balancer, Zero Trust and discovering Internet-facing devices.

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  Episode 76 - May 3rd, 2023 - [Microsoft Security Research]

In this episode Michael, Sarah, and Mark talk with guest Negar Shabab  ( ) about her work in Microsoft's Security Research group.
We also discuss Azure Security news about new Confidential Computing VMs, SQL Server, T-SQL Parsing, Auditing in Azure SQL DB, Sentinel and more.

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  Episode 75 - April 13th, 2023 - [Latest Microsoft Defender for Cloud News]

In this episode Michael, Sarah, Gladys and Mark talk with a good friend of the Podcast, Yuri Diogenes  ( ) about the latest Microsoft Defender for Cloud news.
We also discuss Azure Security news about Trusted VM Launch, Chaos Studio, Azure SQL DB, DDoS protection, Confidential Containers, Firewall and more.

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  Episode 73 - March 17th 2023 - [Microsoft Defender for Cloud as Code]

In this episode Michael and Gladys talk with guests Sean Wesonga  ( ) and Bojan Magusic  ( )  about using Infrastructure as Code (IaC) with Microsoft Defender for Cloud.
We also discuss Azure Security news about new Azure SQL Database migration abilities for authentication and Transparent Data Encryption (TDE).

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  Episode 72 - February 28th, 2023 - [The team reflects after almost three years]

In this episode Michael, Sarah, Gladys and Mark interview each other!

The Podcast is almost three years old, and things have changed for each of us, so we thought we'd re-introduce ourselves, reflect, give career advice, and talk about what's top of mind for each of us!
We also discuss Azure Security news about SQL Server and Azure SQL DB, MFA and AAD, AAD and IPv6, new SC-100 study guide and more.

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  Episode 71 - February 15th, 2023 - [ANNOUNCEMENT: Azure SQL DB, Always Encrypted with VBS Secure Enclaves ]

In this episode Michael talks with guest Pieter Vanhove  ( ) about a new addition to the Always Encrypted family: Always Encrypted with Virtualization-Based Security (VBS) Enclaves. This new feature is available today in Public Preview.
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  Episode 70 - February 9th, 2023 - [Microsoft Purview]

In this episode Michael and Sarah talk with guests Beau Faull  ( ) and Lou Mercuri  ( ) about Microsoft Purview. Beau and Lou are also co-hosts of the Coast2Coast Podcast.

We also discuss Azure Security news about Trusted Boot VMs, Sentinel and Defender for Cloud.

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