Plugin Title Monitor System Updates
Cloud AZURE
Category Security Center
Description Ensures that Monitor System Updates is enabled in Security Center
More Info When this setting is enabled, Security Center will audit virtual machines for pending OS or system updates.
AWS Link https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-policy-definitions
Recommended Action Ensure System Update monitoring is configured for virtual machines from the Azure Security Center.


Detailed Remediation Steps

  1. Log into the Microsoft Azure Management Console.
  2. Select the "Search resources, services, and docs" option at the top and search for Security Center.
  3. Scroll down the "Security Center" navigation panel and select the "Security policy" option under "POLICY & COMPLIANCE."
  4. On the "Policy Management" page under "Name" column select the "Subscription Name" that needs to be verified.
  5. On the "Security Policy" page scroll down the "Compute and Apps" section and check the "System updates should be installed on your machines". If it's set to "Disabled" then "Monitor System Updates" is not enabled on the selected "Subscription."
  6. Repeat steps number 2 - 5 to check other "Subscriptions" under the "Security Center."
  7. Navigate to the "Security Center", select the "Security policy" and under "Policy Management" select the "Subscription" that needs to enable the "Monitor System Updates."
  8. Select the "Subscription" link under the "Security policy" at the top to get into the configuration settings.
  9. Scroll down the page and under "Compute and Apps" choose the "System updates should be installed on your machines" and select the "AuditIfNotExists" option from the dropdown menu and click on the "Save" button at the bottom to make the necessary changes.
  10. Repeat steps number 7 - 9 to ensure System Update monitoring is configured for virtual machines from the Azure Security Center.

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