Microsoft Defender SmartScreen Deep Dive

Microsoft Defender SmartScreen is the frontline defense against all threats. Did I put that right? It truly is the frontline protector in the Windows computer and the Edge browser on any OS platform. I've been dealing with a lot of SmartScreen configuration tasks, and troubleshooting scenarios when working with customers and I wanted to write … Continue reading Microsoft Defender SmartScreen Deep Dive

New and Updated Microsoft Intune Device Control Policy Settings

New day new blog post. This is more of an updated guide to what I've written some time ago (check below) https://shehanperera.com/2022/08/06/mem-device-control-1/ What I Will Be Covering? 👇🏽 What's New?🌟 Apply layered order of evaluation for Allow and Prevent device installation policies across all device match criteria🌟 Removable Storage Access🌟 Defender Scanning (this setting can … Continue reading New and Updated Microsoft Intune Device Control Policy Settings

Endpoint Manager and Defender for Endpoint Relationship Simplified

I stumbled upon this so many times, tripped and fell, read things over, test things again and again and finally thought to write about it. Without understanding the high-level architecture and how these two services talk to each other, using this in day-to-day tech life can be challenging. Especially if you are coming from a … Continue reading Endpoint Manager and Defender for Endpoint Relationship Simplified

An Attempt to Configure Defender for Endpoint and Endpoint Manager With the Same Device Tag

Most often the device tagging requirements are simple or you do have a set of tags for the devices that are enrolled in Intune and a set of tags for the devices onboarded in Defender for Endpoint. However there can be situations where you need both services to have the same device tagging setup. This … Continue reading An Attempt to Configure Defender for Endpoint and Endpoint Manager With the Same Device Tag

How To Set Defender For Endpoint To Work In Parallel When Defender Is Not The Primary A/V In The Workstation/ Server

EDR in Block Mode EDR stands for Endpoint Detection and Response. MDE has the capability to work in parallel to the 3rd party A/V running in the device. While this will not provide 100% of the tasks done by an A/V which includes real-time protection, it will help to report malicious activities.Because there is a … Continue reading How To Set Defender For Endpoint To Work In Parallel When Defender Is Not The Primary A/V In The Workstation/ Server

I’ve completed the MDE Ninja Training and it was great! (my thoughts and experience)

It took me sometime, but finally completed the MDE Ninja training. I got to know about this course from a local user group meetup and it hit me. This certificate is not a standard Microsoft certificate, but I would say more of an achievement celebration from Microsoft for the effort we put to learn the … Continue reading I’ve completed the MDE Ninja Training and it was great! (my thoughts and experience)

How to Onboard Windows Devices to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

To start hunting for threats and act on alerts, first the devices in the organisation must be onboarded to MDE. There are few onboarding methods that suites the organisation and I will be showcasing the steps of the commonly used setups. I will be focusing on Windows 10 devices in this article. And finally the … Continue reading How to Onboard Windows Devices to Microsoft Defender for Endpoint

How to configure Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Advanced Features

In my previous article we saw how to enable roles and provide RBAC to specific groups. In this article I will explore on how to enable the advanced features in MDE so it will be on “God Mode” as I like to put it and start intergrate with other systems like Microsoft Endpoint Manager etc. … Continue reading How to configure Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Advanced Features