Securing Your Data and Applications in Azure as an Azure Security Engineer

Jiadong Chen
1 min readFeb 16
source: Microsoft Azure Private Link for Azure SQL Database

Data security is the practice of protecting digital information from unauthorized access, corruption, or theft throughout its entire lifecycle. As an Azure Security Engineer, you should know how to secure your data and applications in Azure. ⬇️⬇️⬇️

👉 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐠𝐞
- ✅ Configure access control for storage accounts:
- ✅ Configure storage account access keys:
- ✅ Configure Azure Files identity-based authentication for SMB access:
- ✅ Configure delegated access:

👉 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐚
- ✅ Enable database authentication by using Microsoft Azure Active Directory:
- ✅ Enable database auditing:
- ✅ Configure dynamic masking on SQL workloads:
- ✅ Implement database encryption for Azure SQL Database:
- ✅ Implement network isolation for data solutions:

👉 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐀𝐳𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐊𝐞𝐲 𝐕𝐚𝐮𝐥𝐭
- ✅ Create and configure Key Vault:
- ✅ Configure access to Key Vault:
- ✅ Manage certificates, secrets, and keys:
- ✅ Configure key rotation:
- ✅ Configure backup and recovery of certificates, secrets, and keys:

🏆 𝐌𝐢𝐜𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐨𝐟𝐭 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐮𝐝 𝐒𝐤𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐬 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞 🚀
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Microsoft MVP, MCT | Azure Certified Solutions Architect & Cybersecurity Architect Expert | Member of .NET Foundation | Packt Author