[SC-100] NIST 800-61 response management phases

August 05, 2023

I'm digging this simple (but functional!) illustration of the NIST 800-161 response management phases, courtesy of Microsoft Learning:

Good stuff!

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[SC-100] Simplified explanation of technical response to incidents

August 05, 2023

While perusing a study guide for SC-100 exam, I came across a really nice and succinct explanation for technical response. It's one of my favorite quotes now:

(...) there are two key goals that every incident response should aim to address from a technical perspective. The first is identifying the scope of the attack (...) . . .

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Cybersecurity and productivity

July 27, 2023

I came across a nifty quote by Pete Zerger while watching one of his LinkedIn Learning courses. This one really resonated with me:

Focus on security and productivity. Ensure that security enables productivity as well as reducing risk. If it hampers productivity or increases risk, reconsider.

I know at first . . .

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IoT Architecture Zones

July 20, 2023

I'm digging this illustration of IoT security architecture zones, courtesy of Microsoft docs.

The beauty of it all is the simple (but effective) principles:

  • Segment the solution
  • Minimize the impact of lower-trust zones against higher-trust zones
  • Assume that as data traverses zones, it could be . . .

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[SC-100 Exam Prep] Zero trust example workflow topology

A (zero trust) picture is worth a thousand words :-)

July 07, 2023

In preparing for the Microsoft SC-100 exam, I came across a nifty article from Microsoft regarding their position on Zero Trust.

Among other things, it includes a high-level example diagram of a topology combining a number of concepts.

Check it out:

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SC-100 Study Resources

Because you can never have too much study material.

May 03, 2023

Alrighty! Time to get started on the SC-100 exam! What follows is a breakdown of the various study resources I'm using. Time permitting, I'll update it with additional resources I come across along the way.

Books

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Azure Key Vault Exchange Workflow

September 07, 2022

A nice diagram explaining the authentication workflow for requesting a key (leveraging Azure AD).

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Details and context here.

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