Cybersecurity Reference Architecture

Microsoft released the v2 for the Cybersecurity Reference Architecture; a diagram shows the cybersecurity capabilities of Microsoft products. Here is their own definition:

The Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture describes Microsoft’s cybersecurity capabilities and how they integrate with existing security architectures and capabilities. We recently updated this diagram and wanted to share a little bit about the changes and the document itself to help you better utilise it.

Apart from being a very fancy wall poster, this diagram describes what Microsoft offers in cybersecurity area and how does it map/relate to other products. It’s also a great kick-off template for initial security architecture; for those who wishes to implement a proper organisational security model over Microsoft toolset. The v2 of the diagram is quite improved and became interactive, in presentation mode you can hover over elements to get some tips about them.

v2 also contains Azure capabilities; including Azure Policy, Azure AD B2B and B2C, etc. So now you can extend your security strategy through your entire hybrid architecture.

You can view Mark Simos’ (Lead Cybersecurity Architect, Enterprise Cybersecurity Group) article here.

You can view and download the Cybersecurity Reference Architecture diagram here

Diagram

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