Securing Microsoft Azure Data Solutions

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Securing Microsoft Azure Data Solutions

Author: John Savill

Microsoft Azure offers a complete security framework for data solutions. This includes all cross-cutting security concerns, from authentication and authorization of users, to... Read more

What you will learn:

  • Secure data access endpoints
  • Configure authentication and authorization for databases and storage
  • Manage sensitive data in motion and at rest
  • Apply auditing and monitoring of data policies and standards

Pre-requisites

This path is targeted to those familiar with the Azure Data and Security platform and service offerings, and expects learners to understand fundamental security concepts like authorization and encryption.

Beginner

The courses in this section address securing access to Azure Data solution endpoints and databases.

Securing Microsoft Azure Data Access Endpoints

by John Savill

May 15, 2019 / 1h 10m

1h 10m

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Description

Hosting data in the cloud opens up new considerations when thinking about the security of access to that data. In this course, Securing Microsoft Azure Data Access Endpoints, you will learn foundational knowledge of securing the endpoints of services offered by Azure. First, you will explore the key technologies related to endpoints and endpoint access. Next, you will discover the options for integrating with virtual networks. Finally, you will examine how to secure the resource instance endpoints. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of endpoint security needed to store and use data hosted in Azure data services in a secure, yet productive way.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Exploring Data and Endpoint Considerations
  3. Integrating Data Services with Virtual Networks
  4. Securing My Resource Endpoints

Securing Access to Microsoft Azure Databases

by John Savill

May 30, 2019 / 1h 23m

1h 23m

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Description

With the range of cloud-based database solutions available in Azure, there can often be questions around the authentication and authorization for services. In this course, Securing Access to Microsoft Azure Databases, you will gain the ability to implement access security for the most commonly used Azure database services. First, you will learn about the key security considerations related to databases. Next, you will discover the access controls for Azure SQL database, including logins, users, and roles. Finally, you will explore how to secure Azure Cosmos DB access and some core best practices. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure database access needed to secure your Azure-based database deployments.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Exploring Database Offerings in Azure and Common Security Considerations
  3. Azure SQL Database Authorization and Roles
  4. Azure Cosmos DB Authorization and Roles

Intermediate

The course in this section addresses securing access to Azure storage.

Securing Access to Microsoft Azure Storage

by John Savill

May 24, 2019 / 1h 27m

1h 27m

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Azure Storage accounts provide a range of storage services that are key to many application scenarios. In this course, Securing Access to Microsoft Azure Storage, you will learn foundational knowledge of securing the access to storage services in Azure. First, you will explore securing access through integration with Azure AD. Next, you will discover the options for securing using types of account keys. Finally, you will examine how to integrate with Azure Key Vault and best practices. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of Azure storage access needed to store and use data hosted in Azure Storage accounts in a secure, yet productive way.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Exploring Azure Storage Use Options
  3. Authenticating and Authorizing with Azure AD
  4. Azure Storage Access Keys and Shared Access Signatures

Advanced

The course in this section addresses managing policy and monitoring security across the Azure Data platform.

Managing Data Security and Policy in Microsoft Azure

by John Savill

Jun 24, 2019 / 1h 18m

1h 18m

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Security is a major concern for every company, and data in the cloud is no exception. In this course, Managing Data Security and Policy in Microsoft Azure, you will gain the ability to secure data over a number of key services in Azure. First, you will learn about data classification. Next, you will discover encryption options for data. Finally, you will explore how to identify threats and vulnerabilities for your deployed data services. When you’re finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of data security in Azure needed to architect and deploy data services in Azure with confidence.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview
  2. Data Security and Policy Key Concepts
  3. Protecting Data in Azure
  4. Auditing and Monitoring of Data in Azure