2.1.7 Ensure That Microsoft Defender for Storage Is Set To 'On'

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Turning on Microsoft Defender for Storage enables threat detection for Storage, providing threat intelligence, anomaly detection, and behavior analytics in the Microsoft Defender for Cloud.


Enabling Microsoft Defender for Storage allows for greater defense-in-depth, with threat detection provided by the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC).


Turning on Microsoft Defender for Storage incurs an additional cost per resource.


From Azure Portal

Go to Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Select Environment Settings blade

Click on the subscription name

Select the Defender plans blade

On the line in the table for Storage Select On under Plan.

Select Save

From Azure CLI
Ensure the output of the below command is Standard

az security pricing create -n StorageAccounts --tier 'standard'

From Powershell

Set-AzSecurityPricing -Name 'StorageAccounts' -PricingTier 'Standard'

Default Value:

By default, Microsoft Defender plan is off.

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