Dec 21, 2021   |   Kiera Sholty

Best of Inside Track: Securing Microsoft with Zero Trust in 2021

Microsoft’s internal security team uses a Zero Trust security model to keep the company safe. Guided by its Zero Trust security model, in 2021 the internal security team focused on protecting its employees and the company while providing employees appropriate access on the devices they needed to do their work. Foundation of Zero Trust Microsoft’s...

Oct 12, 2021   |   Josh Krenz

Boosting Microsoft’s response to cybersecurity attacks with Microsoft Azure Sentinel

Editor’s note: We’ve republished this blog with a new companion video. Sometimes you outgrow the capabilities of a well-loved tool—that’s exactly what happened to Microsoft and its on-premises Security Information Event Management (SIEM) system. Thanks to a timely assist from Microsoft Azure Sentinel, the company hasn’t missed a beat. Our old SIEM was expected to cap...

Aug 5, 2021   |   Josh Krenz

Microsoft empowers compliant self-service with new sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365

A strong culture of accountability allows Microsoft to support self-service, where employees can create the resources they need without asking for IT support. This philosophy of empowerment is getting a big boost thanks to a recent migration to Microsoft Information Protection sensitivity labels in Microsoft 365, which automatically enforce policy based on group owner classification...

Jun 2, 2021   |   Douglas Gantenbein

Microsoft Digital builds a better wide area network with Microsoft Azure

Wide area networks (WANs) allow far-flung coworkers to share files and other resources, reduce the complexity of connecting people, and centralize IT infrastructure. On the downside, existing WANs can be challenging and even intrusive to set up, are prone to security breaches, and are difficult to manage. Now, a team in Microsoft Digital—the organization that...

Mar 30, 2021   |   Douglas Gantenbein

Finding rogue access points on the Microsoft corporate network

Finding rogue access points on Microsoft’s network has become an important mission inside the company. Wireless gadgets have come to all but dominate the IT world. Employees within Microsoft, and many other large corporations, regularly bring in their own wireless devices. Bringing in a home office wireless router or a wireless speaker system might seem...

Feb 23, 2021   |   Douglas Gantenbein

Microsoft Azure Firewall protects Microsoft's network with Azure Firewall Manager

Microsoft Azure Firewall is the superhero of the internet. It prevents malware from entering corporate networks, blocks phishing attacks, and protects business-critical data. Given how it takes network protection one step further, Azure Firewall Manager is also essential. That’s because maintaining firewalls—which date back to the early days of the internet—can be a headache. They’re...

Jan 11, 2021   |   Serah Delaini

Making renewing certificates easier at Microsoft with Microsoft Azure

Cybersecurity is a constant challenge at Microsoft. To protect the connections between computer servers, resources, and their users, the company regularly uses digital certificates signed by trusted authority providers. Every quarter, the Microsoft Digital team is responsible for some 4,000 digital certificate renewals. At two to four hours to do each one, sometimes more, this...

Dec 14, 2020   |   Mark Skorupa

Microsoft’s digital security team answers your Top 10 questions on Zero Trust

Our internal digital security team at Microsoft spends a fair amount of time talking to enterprise customers who face similar challenges when it comes to managing and securing a globally complex enterprise using a Zero Trust security model. While every organization is unique, and Zero Trust isn’t a “one size fits all” approach, nearly every...

Dec 4, 2020   |   Josh Krenz

Productizing machine learning models across Microsoft with Data Product DevOps

Setting up and managing data products without an engineer didn’t seem possible. But Aishwarya Dinde, a software engineer with Microsoft’s Enterprise 360 Data Intelligence team, discovered otherwise as she looked for a way to operationalize several machine learning models under a single platform. Her team sits in Microsoft Digital, the engineering organization at Microsoft that...

Nov 8, 2020   |   Aleenah Ansari

Getting data reliability right at Microsoft with scalable engineering solutions

After its employees, data is arguably Microsoft’s most valuable asset. The company relies on data to digitally transform how it operates its businesses, develop products and services, and upgrade the experiences it offers to customers and employees. To harness the full potential of its data, Microsoft needed a scalable and supportable way to manage these...