Microsoft Defender Weekly Wrap – Issue #56

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Microsoft Defender Weekly Wrap – Issue #55

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Azure Lighthouse DRM Controls with Microsoft Sentinel

Recently, I was asked about our strategy around providing controls to Azure Lighthouse, and it's ability to DRM external users from external tenants or subscriptions, and guest them into a production or customer owned tenant, providing a significant data exfiltration risk where a malicious, or unaware privileged user could cause a serious security incident. A … Continue reading Azure Lighthouse DRM Controls with Microsoft Sentinel

Microsoft Defender Weekly Wrap – Issue #54

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Field Notes: Service running with gMSA account not starting

I recently deployed a new Active Directory Forest in my lab on Windows Server 2022. I wanted to configure the Microsoft On Demand Assessments for Active Directory and also needed to deploy Microsoft Defender for Identity (MDI). I wanted to use a Group Managed Service account to run these instead of a normal service account. … Continue reading Field Notes: Service running with gMSA account not starting

Permanently delete objects from the Active Directory Recycle Bin

With the Active Directory Recycle Bin enabled, deleted Active Directory objects can be easily recovered. The deleted items can be recovered for as long as the Active Directory tombstone lifetime. Based on default configuration this should be 180 days. I recently received a request from a customer to know how they can permanently delete user … Continue reading Permanently delete objects from the Active Directory Recycle Bin

Building Microsoft Sentinel Incident Tasks Recipes

Today, we announced a new feature in public preview called Incident Tasks. Incident Tasks allow organizations to develop a recorded encyclopedia of methods they commonly use to approach specific events in their environment. This enables the security teams to work better and more efficiently and allows all levels of security expertise on the team to … Continue reading Building Microsoft Sentinel Incident Tasks Recipes