Microsoft Security (XDR) Deployment

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What We Do

  • Understand your business needs, risk, license levels, existing toolset and budget to maximize your investment
  • Evaluate functionality and cost of Microsoft and potentially redundant products in your security and identity stack or roadmap
  • Design migrations to Microsoft functionality with controlled testing groups and phased rollout plans
  • Securely design and configure Microsoft tools based on leading benchmarks and required compliance standards
Microsoft Sentinel Overview
  • Intune Mobile Device/Endpoint and Mobile Application Management
  • OMS/AMA Agent
  • Defender for Identity (Active Directory)
  • Third-Party Security Products
  • Logic Apps/Workflow Automation
  • Information Protection
  • Defender for Cloud Apps (CASB)
  • Conditional Access Policies
  • Defender for O365
  • O365 Security and Compliance
  • Application Connections and Consents
  • Privileged Identity Management
  • Active Directory Services
  • Conditional Access Policies
  • Security & Compliance Score
  • Azure Policies Information Protection
  • Cost Management
  • Front Door
  • Defender for IoT / Servers / Storage / Identity / Cosmos DB / Kubernetes / MS SQL / Containers

Ensure you are fully leveraging your Microsoft investment

To take advantage of the security features and integrated functionality of the rapidly changing Microsoft security and identity suite, these capabilities must be properly designed, configured, and deployed, considering the business needs, risk and existing technology stack of the organization. SecureSky experts understand the complexity and interoperability of the full Microsoft suite and assist organizations with well-defined and complete implementation of their licensed toolset.

Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) Technology and Services

Once Microsoft security and identity features are fully configured, deployed and optimized, SecureSky can further enable your security program with ongoing technology and services including:

Active Protection Platform (CSPM/SSPM)

SecureSky’s patented Cloud and SaaS Security Posture Management  platform, with coverage including the Microsoft security and identity suite, as well as other leading SaaS and IaaS providers, to continuously validate and enforce the hardened security controls and detection policies put in place.  

Azure Sentinel (SIEM) Deployment and Enablement

SecureSky is a leader in the implementation of Microsoft’s innovative threat detection and response technology, offering streamlined connectivity for both cloud and on-premise security data sources, consumption-based pricing, and advanced security analytics and response automation tools.   

eXtended Detection and Response (XDR) Services

SecureSky senior intrusion analysts, threat hunters, and forensic specialists provide expert threat detection and response, focused on closing security gaps to prevent recurrence of threats.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is cloud security?

Cloud security is inclusion of cloud environments (IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS) into an organization’s Enterprise Security Program, including continuous risk management, the application and adaption of protective controls to ensure confidentiality, integrity and availability of resources, and threat detection and response performed in a resilient manner, to rapidly withstand and recover from malicious attacks. Dependent on the organization’s usage of cloud resources, the responsibility for risk management, protective controls, and threat response is shared between the cloud provider and customer.

 

Who needs cloud security?

As published by every major cloud provider, the “shared responsibility” model communicates to all customers of cloud services their accountability for multiple elements of cloud security. Based on their usage of cloud infrastructure, platform, or software services, customers are liable for appropriately configuring security controls and threat detection policies for their applications, data, and user identities and access.

 

What are the benefits of cloud security?

As with all cybersecurity measures, whether to protect cloud or on-premises environments, the benefits of cloud security are maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of input and derived data, the efficacy of processes, and the availability of resources. Properly securing a company’s digital assets provides efficiency (with related cost savings) for an organization’s internal users, and, if applicable, reliability (with related competitive advantages) for external users.

 

What are the challenges in cloud security?

There are numerous challenges in cloud security, beginning with awareness of an organization’s presence in the cloud. Often coined “shadow IT”, it is very simple for users to spin up cloud or SaaS instances in a matter of minutes, without a thorough understanding of security protocols. The nature of cloud computing also dissolves traditional network boundaries, leading to user identification, access and entitlement management becoming the focal point of controls, as well as user behaviors often being a primary indicator of risk. Another challenge is the sheer volume of cloud usage. The recent COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the already rapidly growing adoption of cloud computing. Only counting SaaS applications, estimates range from an average company using between 80 to 140 different applications. This “SaaS sprawl” and related explosion of all cloud services makes multi-cloud monitoring and management almost impossible. Finally, as in all cybersecurity fields, the shortage of human resources with cloud security expertise, especially as attack volumes grow daily, is a major concern.

 

What are the types of cloud security?

There are many categories of products and services that can be used to secure cloud environments, many of which are cloud-based services themselves. These include tools for user identification, controlled access, entitlement management, email phishing or malware deterrence, data loss prevention, limiting access to risky applications, and IaaS and SaaS secure configuration management (cloud security posture management).

 

What is a cloud security model?

An effective cloud security model incorporates several integrated technologies and intelligence sources, with automation and adaptive response capabilities. At the core of this model is the “Zero Trust” principle. Traditional network-based Zero Trust says that users, systems or services operating inside the network must be identified and authenticated with each system or service they are attempting to access. In today’s cloud computing world, where there are more users, systems or services outside an enterprise than inside it, attempting to access the cloud with more unmanaged than managed devices, this principle is modified to say that access to cloud features and data must be consistently verified before being trusted.

 

Why is SaaS security important?

A startling statistic for every CIO and CISO – estimates of the number of SaaS applications used by an average organization today range between 80 to 140 different applications. In addition to sheer volume, very often these applications, in categories such as ERP, HR, CRM, and R&D, contain an organization’s most confidential data. While the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of SaaS applications is critical to most businesses, this “SaaS sprawl” makes securing SaaS very challenging, especially given today’s shortage of cybersecurity resources. Securing SaaS applications should often be a primary goal of a proactive Enterprise Security Program, and yet we find there continues to be major gaps in understanding of user’s responsibilities and proper attention paid to setting and continuously validating SaaS security configurations.

 

How do you manage security in the cloud?

In cybersecurity overall, the no-win approach of constantly reacting to threats is no longer practical, especially in these days of scarce security resources. In addition to best practices, cloud security management includes integration, automation, and adaption, focusing efforts and spending on attack surface reduction, or preventing attacks by hardening security controls, lowering risk, threat volumes, and overall costs.

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