Monthly news - May 2023
Published May 01 2023 03:47 AM 3,572 Views

Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Monthly news

May 2023 Edition


This is our monthly "What's new" blog post, summarizing product updates and various new assets we released over the past month. In this edition, we are looking at all the goodness from April 2023.

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 Microsoft Defender for Cloud
webcast recordings.png Watch a new episode of the Defender for Cloud in the Field show to learn about the new security policy dashboard within Defender for Cloud, how to filter, and create exemptions from a single place without having to make changes in the Azure Policy dashboard.
Public Preview sign-up.png The new Agentless Container Posture (Preview) capabilities are available as part of the Defender CSPM (Cloud Security Posture Management) plan. Agentless Container Posture allows security teams to identify security risks in containers and Kubernetes realms. An agentless approach allows security teams to gain visibility into their Kubernetes and containers registries across SDLC and runtime, removing friction and footprint from the workloads.
Public Preview sign-up.png Microsoft's Defender for Cloud is announcing the new Defender for APIs is available in preview. Defender for APIs offers full lifecycle protection, detection, and response coverage for APIs. Defender for APIs helps you to gain visibility into business-critical APIs. You can investigate and improve your API security posture, prioritize vulnerability fixes, and quickly detect active real-time threats.




Microsoft Defender for Cloud Labs have been updated and now include the new Defender for APIs capabilities. Our labs project help you get ramped up with Microsoft Defender for Cloud and provide hands-on practical experience for product features, capabilities, and scenarios.
Blogs on MS.png Cloud data security begins with proactively strengthening the security posture of the cloud data estate and maintaining continuous threat protection against active data breaches. Last month at Microsoft Secure, we announced new cloud data security enhancements for Microsoft Defender for Cloud, our cloud-native application platform (CNAPP) offering a comprehensive multicloud data security solution, enabling organizations to start secure with data-aware security posture and stay secure with threat protection for their cloud storage and database resources. In this article you will learn how to:
  • Discover your data estate and pressing risks to sensitive data with data-aware security posture integrated in Defender Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)
  • Detect malware upon content upload and threats to sensitive data with Defender for Storage
Blogs on MS.png To combat API security threats, we are thrilled to announce the public preview of Defender for APIs, a new offering as part of Microsoft Defender for Cloud – a cloud-native application protection platform. CTOs rely on Microsoft’s industry-leading Azure API Management platform to manage their most critical APIs. Now through the integration of Defender for APIs with Azure API Management, security teams can use the Defender for Cloud portal to gain visibility into these business-critical Azure APIs, understand their security posture, prioritize vulnerability fixes, and detect and respond to active runtime threats within minutes – using machine-learning powered anomalous and suspicious API usage detections.
Product improvements.png Several new Azure Active Directory authentication-related recommendations for Azure Data Services have been added to our Foundational CSPM plan.
Blogs on MS.png This blog post will provide you with step-by-step guidance on how to use Terraform templates, to onboard your AWS/GCP environment to Microsoft Defender for Cloud. Terraform is an Infrastructure as Code (IaC) tool you can use to build, change, and version your public cloud infrastructure safely and efficiently. In addition to being a widely used tool, an advantage of using Terraform to onboard your environment to Defender for Cloud, is that you can use it for both AWS and GCP. Using Terraform to onboard your AWS/GCP environment to Defender for Cloud, allows you to automate the onboarding process and integrate it into your existing processes.
GitHub.png The new Agentless Container Posture (Preview) capabilities are available as part of the Defender CSPM (Cloud Security Posture Management) plan. Agentless Container Posture allows security teams to identify security risks in containers and Kubernetes realms. For at-scale onboarding, consider using a PowerShell script we have created for you.
Blogs on MS.png Discover how other organizations successfully use Microsoft Defender for Cloud to protect their cloud workloads. This month we are featuring BPX Energy – a US-based oil and gas producer and a leader in reducing methane emissions – that uses Microsoft security solutions, including Defender for Cloud, to secure their environment.
webcast recordings.png Join our experts in the upcoming webinars to learn what we are doing to secure your workloads running in Azure and other clouds.



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