Microsoft recently released the MS-500 exam - Microsoft 365 Certified Security Administrator. I decided to study for this, as I'm working for an organisation in a role where I'm responsible for Microsoft 365 security, and I wanted to improve my knowledge and understanding of the subject.
I had never previously studied for any Microsoft 365 certifications. I was fortunate to already have a good knowledge of Azure AD thanks to the on-line course I developed for AZ-500, Azure Security Technologies. However, Azure AD is only one part of the syllabus for MS-500, so I needed additional training material.
Click the read more link below to see how I studied for the exam.
Paul Schwarzenberger's talk "Centralizing identity across AWS, Azure and GCP" at fwd:cloudsec 2020 is now online. fwd:cloudsec is a new community driven, not for profit, independent conference focusing on cloud security.
The conference was streamed live on 29 June, with 15 excellent talks on a range of cloud security topics across AWS, Azure and GCP.
I'm looking forward to presenting "Centralizing identity across AWS, Azure and GCP" at fwd:cloudsec, a new, community organised, not-for-profit conference on cloud security. The event takes place on 29 June 2020 and is free to attend online.
To see the abstract for the talk, please click on the "Read More" link below.
I'm delighted to announce that my A Cloud Guru on-line certification course AZ-500 Azure Security Technologies has had over 1,000 students since its launch around 2 months ago.
Many thanks to all at A Cloud Guru, and most of all, a special appreciation to all 1,000 of you!
I'm pleased to announce my latest training course AWS, Azure and GCP Security - get hands-on with security for the top 3 cloud platforms, 12 - 13 March, London, with 44CON
Check out Ryan Kroonenburg's first ever appearance in an Azure certification course!
We’ve also updated the course to include new topics introduced by Microsoft in their November 2019 update of the AZ-500 exam syllabus.
Many thanks to the fantastic team at A Cloud Guru!
My online course AZ-500 Azure Security Technologies is now on A Cloud Guru.
The course will help students to take and pass the AZ-500 exam, the requirement to become a Microsoft certified Azure engineer.
To find out more, watch my course introduction video at A Cloud Guru!
Earlier this year Microsoft released their first ever Azure security certification and exam, covering all the important aspects of Azure security from identity and access management, to data and app security, platform protection and managing security operations.
I'm launching my independently developed AZ-500 Azure Security Technologies course - with a mix of hands-on labs, presentations, demos, quizzes and practice exam questions. The course is now available for booking 2 - 5 December 2019 in London with 44CON.
The 4 day course is aimed at students who wish to further their knowledge of Azure security, and those looking to to take and pass the AZ-500 exam, and become a Microsoft Certified Azure Security Engineer associate.
My talk at BSides London "AWS vs Azure Security" is now online:
Part 5: counting the cost
My 44CON Cloud Security and DevSecOps training course this September includes AWS, Azure and GitHub accounts which the students use so they don’t need to create their own. As I described in Part 1, I also decided to build a training platform, so that students can connect to a virtual desktop in the cloud with all the software they need pre-installed.
That way they can come on to the course with any laptop or even tablet which supports the Amazon WorkSpaces client.
I built the supporting infrastructure in AWS using Terraform which you can read about in Part 2 of my blog, and then scripted user setup across all environments as described in Part 3. And as you might expect, I incorporated lots of security features, and wrote about them in Part 4.
In this last blog of the series, you’ll hear about a lost USB key, the bill, feedback to Amazon and their response. Click on the "Read More" link below to view.
Paul Schwarzenberger is a Cloud Security Architect and DevSecOps specialist