Thursday, March 4, 2021

New Microsoft Security Blogs

 Title: MCAS Data Protection Blog Series: MCAS DLP Walk-Through


Title: Utilize Watchlists to Drive Efficiency During Azure Sentinel Investigations

Title: XLM + AMSI: New runtime defense against Excel 4.0 macro malware

Title: Information protection strategies and roadmap to address issues around sensitive data

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Apple Releases Security Updates

Original release date: February 9, 2021

Apple has released security updates to address vulnerabilities in macOS Big Sur 11.2, macOS Catalina 10.15.7, and macOS Mojave 10.14.6. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. 

CISA encourages users and administrators to review the Apple security update and apply the necessary updates. 

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Multiple Security Updates Affecting TCP/IP:  CVE-2021-24074, CVE-2021-24094, and CVE-2021-24086

 Title: Multiple Security Updates Affecting TCP/IP:  CVE-2021-24074, CVE-2021-24094, and CVE-2021-24086

Published On (YYYY-dd-MM):2021-09-02
Overview: Today Microsoft released a set of fixes affecting Windows TCP/IP implementation that include two Critical Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-24074, CVE-2021-24094) and an Important Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability (CVE-2021-24086). The two RCE vulnerabilities are complex which make it difficult to create functional exploits, so they are not likely in the short term. We believe attackers will be able to create DoS exploits much more quickly and expect all three issues might be exploited with a DoS attack shortly after release. Thus, we recommend customers move …

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Azure AD B2C Deep Dive Webinar Series


Azure AD B2C Deep Dive Webinar Series

Virtual Event | 2/19 – 5/14, 2021 | 3:00 – 4:30pm, GMT


Please join us for Azure AD B2C series. You can register for all sessions or pick topics of interest to you.

- Join the entire series

Register here


Session 1 – February 19th - Azure AD B2C overview

This session focuses on understanding the use case and architecture for Azure AD B2C. When do I use it? How does it work? How can I configure it? What is the roadmap? The session will be a combination of slides and demos ranging from basic to more advanced tasks.

Register here


Session 2 – March 12th - How to deploy Azure AD B2C from scratch

Learn how to create your Azure AD B2C environment, configure connections to identity providers, customize attribute collection and add your branding:

  • Create your Azure AD B2C directory
  • Connect with social and enterprise identity providers
  • Integrate your applications and systems
  • Brand and customize the user experience

Register here


Session 3 – April 9th- Get started with Azure AD B2C custom policies

Learn how to set up the Azure AD B2C policy and relying party policies. Explorer the custom policy XML elements, and file structure.

  1. Deploy a custom policy starter pack (manual and automatically)
  2. Understanding the basics of custom policy: claims, claims transformation, user journeys, technical profile, and relying party policy.
  3. Customized your policy (add sign-in option with social IDP, customized the UX, and more)
  4. Troubleshooting

Register here


Session 4 – May 14th- Extend B2C capability through ISV partner ecosystem

Learn how to extend B2C capabilities through ISV partner ecosystem. Enable bot detection, fraud protection, device fingerprinting and provide secure hybrid access to on-premise/legacy applications with ISV partners.


  • Prevent fraudulent accounts from being created
  • Understand if user is logging in with a new or known device
  • Enable Azure AD B2C for on-premise  applications

Register here


We look forward to you joining us!

Microsoft Warns of Windows Win32k Privilege Escalation

Original release date: February 9, 2021

Microsoft has released a security advisory to address an escalation of privileges vulnerability, CVE-2021-1732, in Microsoft Win32k. A local attacker can exploit this vulnerability to take control of an affected system. This vulnerability was detected in exploits in the wild.

CISA encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Advisory for CVE-2021-1732 and apply the necessary patch to Windows 10 and Windows 2019 servers.

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Thursday, January 21, 2021

Modernize Your Network Security Strategy free session


Microsoft Azure


Modernize Your Network Security Strategy




Take a Zero Trust approach to secure your networks

You’re not going to want to miss this great event. This is your chance to learn how a Zero Trust approach can secure your cloud and hybrid networks. You’ll be hearing firsthand from industry leaders how Azure network security can help your organization. Sign up today.


Modernize Your Network Security Strategy
Thursday, February 18, 2021
10:00 AM–11:00 AM Pacific Time

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New security blogs from Microsoft

 Title: Microsoft Cloud App Security User Interface Updates


Overview: In the coming months, Cloud App Security will be updating its UI to provide a more consistent experience across Microsoft 365 security portals. 

Title: Protect your Box environment and Data using Microsoft Cloud App Security

We have a new Microsoft Security blog for your consideration.
Title: What’s new: Dedicated clusters for Azure Sentinel

Overview: If you ingest over 1Tb per day into your Azure Sentinel workspace and/or have multiple Azure Sentinel workspaces in your Azure enrolment, you may want to consider migrating to a dedicated cluster, a recent addition to the deployment options for Azure Sentinel.

Title: Categorizing Microsoft alerts across data sources in Azure Sentinel

Overview: In today’s security operation centers (SOCs), analysts have a large set of security solutions that they leverage to protect their organization and monitor activity. However, when setting up a SIEM it is challenging to prioritize what data to ingest and what protections each solution provides. SOCs must consider size and cost of ingestion, detections, and necessary use cases for each data source they would like to connect to their SIEM.  Because of these considerations, SOCs should focus on ingesting data that is critical and has a low level of overlap to reduce the probability of double ingestion

Title: Deep dive into the Solorigate second-stage activation: From SUNBURST to TEARDROP and Raindrop

Overview: One missing link in the complex Solorigate attack chain is the handover from the Solorigate DLL backdoor to the Cobalt Strike loader. How exactly does the jump from the Solorigate backdoor (SUNBURST) to the Cobalt Strike loader (TEARDROP, Raindrop, and others) happen? What code gets triggered, and what indicators should defenders look for?

Title: What’s new: Managed Identity for Azure Sentinel Logic Apps connector

Overview: Now available: Grant permissions directly to a playbook to operate on Azure Sentinel, instead of creating additional identities. 

Title: Microsoft Defender for Endpoint: Automation defaults are changing


Overview: We are excited to announce that we are about to increase our customers’ protection by upgrading the default automation level of our Microsoft Defender for Endpoint customers who have opted into public previews from Semi - require approval for any remediation to Full – remediate threats automatically

Title: The dynamic duo: How to build a red and blue team to strengthen your cybersecurity, Part 2


In this blog Jake Williams, Founder of Rendition InfoSec shares his insights on the 2020 threat landscape—who to watch for and why—and offers cybersecurity guidance and best practices on how to structure and evolve red and blue teaming within your organization. 

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