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Securing your IaaS VM's in Azure: Overview, Best Practices and Deep Dive

Microsoft Houston 750 Town and Country Blvd #1000 , Houston, TX 77024, TX 77024 (map)

Azure has a number of Services you should use to secure your Azure Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Virtual Machines against attack. There are also various Appliances from vendors in the Azure Marketplace you can use. Come to this session and join in the discussion to see an overview of all of these capabilities in Azure as well as a demo of how to set some of them up, and also a discussion and a demo from one of the Security Vendors with product in the Azure Marketplace: F5 Networks.


• Introductions, Brief Azure High-Level Overview (for those new to Azure)

• Securing your IaaS Virtual Machines in Azure: discussion and demo

• F5 Virtual Network Appliance in Azure technical demo

• Q & A / Close

Your speakers tonight are Calvin Gorriaran, Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, and George Nicholas, Systems Engineer at F5 networks. Calvin and George will answer all and any easy or very hard questions anyone may have along the way. This will be an interactive, demo-heavy session and ZERO prior knowledge on all of these topics is assumed. We also won’t be recording or streaming this discussion: it’s in-person only.

Free Pizza and Soft Drinks will be served at ~5:30pm on the 10th floor - we will kick off the discussion there ~6pm after everyone has had a chance to eat, meet anyone else you'd like to and have a chat :-). Feel free to start arriving from 5pm on if you are nearby. PLEASE RSVP so we have an accurate food count.

PARKING: For free parking please park across the street on the third and fourth floors of the parking garage at 12711 Queensbury; parking in the Microsoft building is not free and no we can't validate you if you do park there (sorry).


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