In order to effectively secure your Azure environment, you need to have visibility into what is happening within it. This includes monitoring for security events, alerting when potential threats are detected, and using Azure Security Center to gain insights into your security posture.
Lack of visibility and monitoring in Azure can be a significant issue for security engineers, as it can make it difficult to detect and respond to security incidents in a timely manner. Without proper visibility and monitoring in place, it can be easy for attackers to gain unauthorized access to sensitive data and systems, potentially leading to data breaches and compliance violations.
There are several reasons why lack of visibility and monitoring in Azure may occur. One common reason is due to a lack of proper policies and controls. Without proper policies and controls in place, it can be difficult to ensure that data and system access are being monitored and logged effectively.
Another reason for lack of visibility and monitoring in Azure is a lack of resources or expertise. Some organizations may not have the necessary staff or expertise to properly implement and maintain monitoring and logging systems.
To solve these issues, security engineers must take steps to ensure proper visibility and monitoring within Azure. This includes implementing robust policies and controls, as well as regularly reviewing and updating these controls to ensure they are effective.
One way to improve visibility and monitoring in Azure is to use Azure's built-in monitoring and logging features such as Azure Monitor, Azure Log Analytics and Azure Security Center. These features provide real-time insights and alerts on the resources, allow to track and analyze activity logs, and allow to monitor the security posture of the environment.
In addition to this, security engineers should also implement third-party security solutions like ThreatKey that integrate with Azure and provide additional security and compliance capabilities such as threat detection and incident response.
In summary, lack of visibility and monitoring in Azure can pose a significant threat to an organization's security. By implementing proper policies and controls, as well as using Azure's built-in monitoring and logging features, and third-party security solutions security engineers can ensure that they have the tools and capabilities needed to detect and respond to security incidents in a timely manner in Azure environment.