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I like to skate on the other side of the ice ~Steven Wright

Azure App Service is a platform as a service offered by Azure to host web, mobile and RESTful APIs. Even though infrastructure is fully managed for us, we are responsible for securing the application we deploy.

Infrastructure…


Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

What is Azure Application Gateway?

Azure Application Gateway

An Azure application gateway is a Layer 7(HTTP, HTTPS), web traffic load balancer used to create highly scalable and secure web front ends.

Traditional Load Balancers Vs Azure Application…


Security is not a product but a process ~Bruce Schneier

What is a stored access policy?

Let’s start with, why do need a stored access policy in the first place. We can give access to storage accounts by sharing keys directly. …


It is good to review past mistakes before committing new ones ~Warren Buffet

What is Azure Access Review?

Azure Access review is used to assess continued access to Azure groups, user roles, and applications. …


consistency is the key

What is Azure Blueprint?

Azure Blueprint is used to package infrastructure items together, enabling consistency and compliance throughout the enterprise.

Instead of managing a mess of PowerShell scripts and deployment documents we can create blueprints and use them to deploy resources consistently.

It prevents manual effort…


Our goal is to set the gold standard when it comes to compliance ~Cathy Engelbert

What is an Azure Policy?

Azure policies help organizations enforce standards and maintain consistency across resources. …


Wikis work best in environments where you’re comfortable delegating control to the users of the system. ~ Howard G. Cunningham

SAS tokens provide limited access to resources in a storage account. We can specify resources clients can access, permissions they can have, and the duration of the access. …


Everyone is a strong proponent of strong encryption ~ Dorothy Denning

Azure Disk Encryption is used to encrypt data at rest for both Linux and Windows Virtual Machines.

Both OS and Data disks can be encrypted. …


I realize I don’t do a very good job of keeping up to date, but I try to. ~ Bob Dylan

Azure Update Management service is used to manage OS patches/updates for both Windows and Linux platforms. …


As the world is increasingly interconnected, everyone shares the responsibility of securing cyberspace ~ Newton Lee

Azure Front Door is a highly available and scalable global application delivery network service that offering load balancing on HTTP/S level (layer 7) for applications.

In a plain illustration below, Azure Front door(custom DNS…

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