Episode 18: Amrita Satapathy and the Azure Security Benchmark

Episode 18: Amrita Satapathy and the Azure Security Benchmark

In this episode of the #AzureLateShow podcast, I’m excited to welcome a very special guest Amrita Satapathy, Principal Program Manager in the Azure Security Team, and the legendary, and co-Host for the upcoming series of the podcast, Pablo Chacón, Security Community Lead to discuss about the Azure Security Benchmark.

Episode Highlights

  • Introductions [0:27]
  • Amrita’s role at Microsoft [2:27]
  • The Azure Security Benchmark [2:50]
  • The benefits of the baselines and how organizations are using them[5:13]
  • Recent announcements on the Azure Security Benchmark [6:50 ]
  • Amrita’s vision on the Azure security benchmark [8:06]
  • Amrita’s professional journey [10:52]
  • Pablo’s recommendation on how to engage with the security community [13:16]
  • The Ninja Training [14:50]


About our Special Guest

Amrita Satapathy Principal Program Manager in the Azure Security Team.

Azure Late Show - Episode 18 - Amrita Satapathy

Amrita is a Principal Program Manager in the Azure Security team with 15+ years of experience in successfully delivering ambitious, innovative services at cloud scale such as Azure Security, Azure Active Directory, Office 365, and Information Protection services. 

Amrita deeply enjoys diving into technical challenges and building solutions that improve the lives of customers and enterprises. Her latest such endeavor is Azure Security Benchmark which is helping Azure customers to accelerate their cloud adoption journey.


Pablo Chacón – Security Community Lead at Microsoft.

Azure Late Show Podcast - Co-Host Pablo Chacón

Pablo is Senior Program Manager in the Cloud Security group in Azure. He is responsible for leading community security communities that Microsoft engineering teams engage with the goal of learning from customers, and gathering their feedback for the roadmap of Azure security services.

Pablo’s first experience with Microsoft was in 1994, when he became an intern at Microsoft’s subsidiary in Ecuador, his home country. As an intern, he traveled the country educating customers on Microsoft Office, Widows 95, Windows Server and other Microsoft products. He then joined Microsoft as an employee, and its internal IT division, in 2001, helping manage and protect computers within the Microsoft network around the world. In 2009 he joined an incubation team focused on remote device management, and which later became Microsoft Intune. He was responsible for the incubation of Intune’s customer support service, as well as the implementation and leadership of Intune’s Incident Management processes.

Pablo joined Azure security in 2018 on his current role, where he enjoys connecting customers with security engineering teams in Microsoft.

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