Announcing the Azure Sentinel Hackathon winners
Published Jul 27 2020 10:02 AM 8,762 Views



“Cybersecurity is all about combining the power of new technologies, like Azure Sentinel, with the power of people,” said Ann Johnson, CVP Security, Compliance, and Identity, BD at Microsoft. “The Azure Sentinel Hackathon is an opportunity to bring new cybersecurity ideas to life that will help address evolving cyber challenges.”


When we kicked off the first Azure Sentinel Hackathon a couple of months ago, we challenged participants to build end-to-end cybersecurity solutions for Azure Sentinel, and they delivered!

We were excited to receive diverse submissions that deliver enterprise value by collecting data, managing security, detecting, hunting, investigating, and responding to cybersecurity threats. It’s truly inspiring to see the immense creativity and effort that participants put into their solutions. Please join us in congratulating the winners of the Azure Sentinel Hackathon. 


First place: Ops Brew

Ops Brew from Vishnu KS and team,  enables enterprises to minimize time spent in log pipelines setup by facilitating log streaming from multiple disjointed systems to advanced platforms, including Azure Sentinel. This solution also supports data transformation, normalization and filtering before Azure Sentinel ingestion, helping with easy data onboarding and reduced bandwidth consumption for log data traffic. Definitely take a look at this solution at


“A sophisticated solution for enterprises and service providers to ingest normalized data into Azure Sentinel!”, said John Lambert, Distinguished Engineer and General Manager, Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center.

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Runner up: goPuff’s Sentry Platform

goPuff’s Sentry Platform from Chris Maenner and team is a server-less incident response platform to detect and alert on network and communication infrastructure. This solution is comprised of Slack and Cisco Meraki data ingestion into Azure Sentinel, followed by hunting queries, workbooks and playbooks to help IT Operations staff easily identify and remediate threats. See the solution at


“Really lights up the Azure Sentinel response capabilities with their playbooks”, said Maarten Goet, Director of Cybersecurity, Wortell and Microsoft MVP.

goPuff's Sentry PlatformgoPuff's Sentry Platform

Popular Choice: MIDAS

MIDAS (Microcluster-Based Detector of Anomalies in Edge Streams) from Siddharth Bhatia, finds anomalies, intrusions, DoS attacks, financial fraud, fake ratings on dynamic graphs in real-time. It can be used to create analytics in Azure Sentinel to detect and alert on micro cluster suspicious patterns of data. Take a look at the solution at


This was truly a creative approach to anomaly detection”, said Ann Johnson.


Honorable mention: Protect Slack with Azure Sentinel

We’d like to recognize Protect Slack with Azure Sentinel from Priyadarshini Murugan and team as an honorable mention. This is an end-to-end solution that includes data ingestion, analytics and hunting to secure and monitor Slack using Azure Sentinel. Try out this solution at


Fully working solution for a Slack connector including analytics rules; bonus: full solution published on Github!”, said Maarten Goet.

Protect Slack with Azure SentinelProtect Slack with Azure Sentinel


Again, congratulations to the winners and huge thanks to all the hackathon participants. We also wanted to take a moment to thank our all-star panel of judges for taking time out of their busy schedules to review and provide feedback on all the submissions. Many thanks for the support to Ann Johnson, John Lambert and Maarten Goet.

Azure Sentinel Hackathon JudgesAzure Sentinel Hackathon Judges

This Hackathon is just the beginning, and hopefully has inspired you to be a member of the Azure Sentinel Threat Hunters community. Get started now by joining the Azure Sentinel Threat Hunters GitHub community and follow the guidance. Let us know your feedback using any of the channels listed in the Resources.


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