In January, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) took the unusual step of issuing an emergency directive (EN 19-01) about Mitigating DNS Infrastructure Tampering. Several days, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which is part of the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) also issued an alert on DNS Hijacking activity.

Azure Automation State Configuration (previously Azure Automation DSC), is a service provided by Azure that allows you to write, manage and compile PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) configurations and assign these configurations to target virtual machines (or any server or workstation to be honest). On its own, State Configuration provides some basic configuration examples, but its true power comes form the ability for you to define your own configurations.