About Show #772
How can Azure Security Center help you? Richard talks to Yuri Diogenes about the array of security tools in Azure, starting with Azure Security Center (ASC). ASC is free, and you enable it as soon as you set up your Azure tenant. Yuri talks about how ASC analyzes your Azure tenant and points out potential vulnerabilities, culminating in a security score. Your score goes up as existing resources in Azure are secured, or when you add already-secured resources - and your score goes down when the opposite happens! Talk of security leads to a conversation around Azure Defender for threat detection, Azure Sentinel for security event management, and ultimately to Azure Arc providing security access beyond Azure, into AWS, GCP, and even on-premises servers!
Yuri Diogenes, Master of science in cybersecurity intelligence and forensics investigation (UTICA College), is Principal; Program Manager in Microsoft CxE ASC Team, where he primarily helps customers onboard and deploy Azure Security Center and Azure Defender. Yuri has been working for Microsoft since 2006 in different positions, including five years as senior support escalation engineer in CSS Forefront Edge Team, and from 2011 to 2017 in the content development team, where he also helped create the Azure Security Center content experience since its launch in 2016. Yuri has published a total of 24 books, mostly around information security and Microsoft technologies, his latest book is the Prep for the AZ-500 exam from Microsoft Press. Yuri also holds an MBA and many IT/Security industry certifications, such as CISSP, E|CND, E|CEH, E|CSA, E|CHFI, CompTIA Security+, CySA+, Cloud Essentials Certified, Mobility+, Network+, CASP, CyberSec First Responder, MCSE, and MCTS.