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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.

Has Reputation Of Being More Proprietary In Nature

Microsoft has the strong reputation of being more proprietary in nature, which creates an additional hurdle for companies looking to both use open-source tools and work in the Microsoft realm, according to Tim Mackey, principal security strategist with the Synopsys Cybersecurity Research Center.

One way to bridge that gap, though, is through the adoption of Kubernetes and other containerization technology, which Mackey said Microsoft has done fantastic work in. Organizations that have gone down the Microsoft path are in a good position to leverage their competency around containers capitalize on things like Azure DevOps, Mackey said.

Changing cloud providers under conventional circumstances can be difficult and costly, Mackey said. But Kubernetes' ability to abstract away the management plane that cloud providers put in place around workloads makes it easier for organizations to spread their eggs across multiple cloud provider baskets, according to Mackey.

 
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