2.1.10 Ensure That Microsoft Defender for Key Vault Is Set To 'On'

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


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


Turning on Microsoft Defender for Key Vault 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 Key Vault Select On under Plan.

Select Save

From Azure CLI
Use the below command to enable Standard pricing tier for Storage

az security pricing create -n 'KeyVaults' --tier 'Standard'

From PowerShell

Set-AzSecurityPricing -Name 'KeyVaults' -PricingTier 'Standard'

Default Value:

By default, Microsoft Defender plan is off.

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