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8 Biggest Microsoft Azure Security Issues You Need To Know About

Michael Novinson

From focusing more heavily on applications than infrastructure to dealing more frequently with customers with lots of private data, here are eight of the biggest Microsoft Azure security issues seen by technical experts.

Covering Your Bases

Public cloud providers like Microsoft Azure introduce a unique set of security challenges for solution providers to grapple with as customers increasingly shift workloads to the more cost-effective platform.

Microsoft's deep roots in the enterprise space have created a somewhat different customer profile and threat landscape for Azure as compared with the cloud platforms at more historically consumer-oriented companies like Amazon and Google.

On one hand, adversaries have spent decades creating malware and exploits that can now be used to target Azure's identification tools and blob storage. But on the other, Microsoft's business focus meant that it was early to the cloud firewall game and has tools in place to lock down ports and secure virtual machines.

From focusing more heavily on applications than infrastructure to having more customers with data that's private and inaccessible over the internet, here are eight of the biggest Microsoft Azure security issues solution providers are grappling with.

 
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