Improving your security profile includes ensuring your hosts, both on-premises and in Azure, are updated and secured. In this course, Implementing Host Security in Microsoft Azure, you will gain knowledge of the services and features you can leverage to harden and update hosts in order to reduce their attack surface. First, you will enable learn how to update management to automatically enroll your hosts to keep them up to date. Next, you will explore how to enroll your hosts into Azure Security Center and apply any remediation suggestions while also installing endpoint protection. Finally, you will see how everything ties together with Azure's advanced threat detection using the tools described including Azure Monitor. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to update and harden your endpoints, both on-premises and in the cloud, improving your overall security posture.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Michael Teske, and welcome to my course, Implementing Host Security in Microsoft Azure. I'm an Author Evangelist at Pluralsight with more than 20 years working in IT operations with 17 of those years as an IT operations and automation instructor focused mainly in the Microsoft world. Endpoint security is critical to any organization, both in the data center and on the desktop. Defense in depth, they say. Well, what about our workloads in the cloud? Aren't they secure by default because, you know, it's the cloud? Well, not so much. The customer bears the responsibility of moving the right levers and configuring the right services properly to better secure their resources. In Azure, Microsoft is responsible for making sure the lights are on in their data center and the platform itself is available and secure, but it's up to you to secure your own host. No worries though. Azure has plenty of resources for you to get the job done, and that's where we're going to start today. In this course, we will identify and locate some critical features and services to help better monitor and secure our endpoints both on-prem as well as in the cloud. From Update Management to Azure Security Center, we'll flip the right switches to better improve your security profile while reducing your overall attack surface. Some of the major topics that we will cover include identifying the resources available to you in Azure. We'll look at Azure Update Management, Azure Security Center, as well as Azure Policy and Azure Monitor. By the end of this course, you'll have a fundamental understanding of how to better secure your workloads both on-prem and in the cloud using the features and services provided by Microsoft. Before beginning this course, you should have a general familiarity with the public cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service, as well as an intermediate understanding of managing on-premises workloads. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn with my Implementing Host Security in Microsoft Azure course, here at Pluralsight.