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iO Azure Virtual Meetup - Azure Bastion: One Does Not Simply Walk Into My VNet

Posted-on March 2021 By Elliot Evans

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iO Associates are excited to bring you our next Azure Virtual Meetup! We were joined by Wim Matthyssen, Microsoft MVP and Micha Wets, Microsoft MVP. The topic of this session was ‘Azure Bastion: One Does Not Simply Walk Into My VNet!’.

Security is one of the most important things that a Cloud Admin (IT Administrator) should always keep in mind, especially when managing business critical workloads in Azure. With Azure Bastion, you remain able to connect to your laaS VMs in a secure and easy way.

In this session, you will not only discover how Bastion natively integrates with the Azure Portal but also how you can harden it with JIT and NSG’s to enhance your overall VM access security. So join us in this session to learn some best practices and tips you should keep in mind when working with this ‘jump-box-as-a-service’.

About our speakers

Wim is a Cloud Architect, who has more than fifteen years of experience with Microsoft Technologies. As a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), his strength is to assist companies in the transformation of their business to the Cloud by implementing the latest features, services and solutions. Currently, his main focus is on the Microsoft Hybrid Cloud Platform and especially on Microsoft Azure and the Azure hybrid services.

Micha Wets is a Microsoft MVP. He enjoys talking about all Azure & Powershell topics and has already spoken at Microsoft conferences, International User Group events, Microsoft hosted webinars, workshops & more. He has over 15 years of experience as a DevOps engineer and has in depth knowledge of private, hybrid and public clouds.

Today, Micha mainly focuses on Powershell, Azure, Azure DevOps, RDS (Remote Desktop Services) & WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop) environments and is particularly knowledgeable about migrating those environments to Azure.

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