Author Archives: m365guy

How to roll out Microsoft LAPS via GPO and why you should do it?

Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) is a password manager that can be used to automatically rotate the Built-in Administrator (RID-500) account on each individual workstation or server. The great thing about LAPS is, that it doesn’t require any additional infrastructure to store passwords, and you don’t have to pay for it, because it is free. There are of course better solutions in the market

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Incident Response in a Microsoft cloud environment

Microsoft Detection and Response (DART) team recently shared a PowerShell module, that they are using in their IR engagements, so I thought it would be great to blog about it. I’ve previously blogged about IR in Azure AD, but today I want to extend it further. This blog post includes more details comparing to my previous blog posts, regarding to

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Start having visibility in service accounts with defender for identity

Defender for Identity is a cloud-based security solution that leverages On-Premises Active Directory signals to identify and detect threats. It monitors Domain Controllers by capturing its network traffic to leverage it with Windows event logs to analyse data for attacks that might occur on a network. Once the sensor of Defender for Identity has been installed on all the Domain

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Incident Response Series: Reviewing data in Azure AD for investigation

In my previous blog post, I’ve blogged about collecting logs in Azure AD and how we could use the exported logs to analyze it. Today, I want to focus on reviewing relevant data to perform further investigation, in a compromised environment. An successful investigation requires understanding of adversaries their behaviors. It is a balance between understanding how they operate, so

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Guided hunting notebook: Use Jupyter notebooks with m365 defender

Microsoft 365 Defender has a feature that is called ‘Advanced Hunting’, which is a query based hunting tool that allows you to explore up to 30 days of raw data. This allows threat hunters to analyze data across different domains such as, identities, endpoints, cloud apps, email and documents. While using the Advanced Hunting feature in the portal is great.

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