Plugin Title Security Configuration Monitoring
Cloud AZURE
Category Security Center
Description Ensures that Security Configuration Monitoring is enabled in Security Center
More Info When this setting is enabled, Security Center will monitor virtual machines for security configurations.
AWS Link https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/governance/policy/overview
Recommended Action Ensure Security Configuration 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 "Vulnerabilities in security configuration on your virtual machine scale sets should be remediated". If it's set to "Disabled" then "Security Configuration Monitoring" 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 "Security Configuration Monitoring."
  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 "Vulnerabilities in security configuration on your virtual machine scale sets should be remediated" 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 Security Configuration Monitoring is configured for virtual machines from the Azure Security Center.

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