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Microsoft Releases Azure Security Benchmark

January 24, 2020

ASB, Microsoft says, was designed to improve the consistency of security documentation for Azure services by creating a framework containing all recommendations for Azure services, in the same format.

ASB is meant to help organizations increase the overall security and compliance of their workloads in Azure, and includes 11 security controls inspired by, and mapped to, the Center for Internet Security (CIS) 7.1 control framework.

Not only are the ASB controls built on industry standards and best practices, but Microsoft also aims to add mappings to other frameworks, such as the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.

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