Securing Virtual Machines with Azure Key Vault

Keeping encryption keys safe, available, and controlled is a challenge. In this course, you'll learn how to use the Azure key vault to encrypt your virtual machine VHDs and distribute certificates.
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(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 22, 2016
Duration
2h 2m
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Description
Course info
Rating
(25)
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 22, 2016
Duration
2h 2m
Description

One of the problems with having virtual machines in Microsoft Azure has been the inability to encrypt the hard drives. In this course, Securing Virtual Machines with the Azure Key Vault, you will discover how to heighten the security of your cloud VMs by encrypting the hard drives and distributing certificates. First, you will learn how to use and deploy the key vault. Next, you'll explore encryption with the VHDs on a virtual machine. Finally, you'll learn how to deploy certificates from the key vault. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure key vault needed to secure your VMs in the cloud.

About the author
About the author

Gary has been working in Information Technology for over 15 years. He has worked with Exchange Server since version 5.5 and has experience in both training and hands on implementations. His energetic delivery and passion for technology makes him a popular trainer. He has developed many online courses and delivers training all over the world.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi there. My name is Gary Grudzinskas, and welcome to my course Securing Virtual Machines with the Azure Key Vault. I am an Azure architect, and I've been working with Azure for several years. Most of my work these days is with cloud computing. More and more, IT infrastructure is moving to Microsoft Azure. This course will help you secure any of your virtual machines that you have running or will have running on Azure. In this course, we're going to build an Azure Key Vault and then use it to secure Windows and Linux virtual machines. Some of the major topics that we will cover include what a key vault is and how to deploy it and how to use it, how to use disk encryption for virtual machines in Azure, and how to deploy certificates via the Azure Key Vault. By the end of this course, you will know how to encrypt and decrypt VHDs and deploy certificates to Azure VMs. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with Azure and disk encryption. So, I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn how to add an extra layer of security to your cloud VMs through the Securing Virtual Machines with the Azure Key Vault course here at Pluralsight.