Microsoft Azure Security Framework

Emilian Cebuc and Christian Philipov
August 2021

Scott Piper’s AWS Security Roadmap became "the handbook” for security in the AWS community, but an equivalent source of comprehensive guidance for Microsoft Azure users has been harder to come by. Considering how many organizations now use the platform, this has been a large void, filled either by teams translating AWS instructions or piecing together Microsoft’s documentation. What organizations have needed is a single security roadmap, providing the security building blocks to consider, interpret, and deploy across your own workstreams.

Our answer is the Microsoft Azure Security Framework. Written by consultants for managers and their technical teams, the paper outlines what good security looks like in Azure, why, and how to resolve existing underlying issues and build resilience into your platform. Broken into 9 focus areas, it offers core principles to work by as your environment evolves over time.

What’s inside?

  • A priority list of security considerations for Azure
  • A set of principles to follow when building and working in your platform
  • A mix of instructional (practical) and strategic guidance for you and your teams
  • Recommended systems, measures, and approaches

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