ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud

Endpoint Monitoring

Design decisions associated with monitoring of endpoint management activities for system(s) built using ASD's Blueprint for Secure Cloud.

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Endpoint management is performed predominantly by Microsoft Intune with additional security layers provided by Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. Microsoft Defender for Endpoint is part of the Microsoft 365 Defender stack.

Integration with Azure Sentinel Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is managed via the Sentinel Microsoft 365 Defender Data Connector. This connector writes Defender for Endpoint information to the following Sentinel Log Analytics tables:

Sentinel Table nameEvents type
SecurityAlertInformation on Security Alerts
SecurityIncidentInformation on Security Incidents
Defender for Endpoint Specific
DeviceInfoMachine information, including OS information
DeviceNetworkInfoNetwork properties of devices, including physical adapters, IP and MAC addresses, as well as connected networks and domains.
DeviceProcessEventsProcess creation and related events
DeviceNetworkEventsNetwork connection and related events
DeviceFileEventsFile creation, modification, and other file system events
DeviceRegistryEventsCreation and modification of registry entries
DeviceLogonEventsSign-ins and other authentication events on devices
DeviceImageLoadEventsDynamic Link Library (DLL) loading events
DeviceEventsMultiple event types, including events triggered by security controls such as Windows Defender Antivirus and exploit protection
DeviceFileCertificateInfoCertificate information of signed files obtained from certificate verification events on endpoints

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