Announcing Microsoft cloud security benchmark v1 (General Availability)

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Since its first introduction in 2019, the Azure Security Benchmark (ASB) has been widely used by our customers to secure their Azure environments, especially as a toolkit for Azure security implementation planning and helping report compliance on multiple regulatory standards. As the successor of ASB, today we are announcing the general availability the Microsoft cloud security benchmark v1


The Microsoft cloud security benchmark (MCSB) v1 is an expanded and enhanced version from Azure Security Benchmark v3 with a new layer of multicloud security guidance. Currently, a full set of security guidance for Amazon Web Services has been developed for all security domains in the Benchmark. In addition, you can now monitor the MCSB controls across Azure and AWS using Microsoft Defender for Cloud. Similar to Azure, MCSB monitoring is enabled by default in MDC for AWS environments, with GCP coverage coming soon.


MCSB public preview was announced in October 2022. In the last few months, we have made improvements including increasing the AWS monitoring capabilities to 172 automated checks and published 93 Azure service baseline in the new MCSB format. 


For more What's New in the Microsoft cloud security benchmark v1, please refer to our previous announcement of the public preview. And please also refer to How Microsoft cloud security benchmark (MCSB) helps you succeed in your cloud security journey if you want to understand more on the value proposition of MCSB. 

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