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Azure is now certified for the ISO/IEC 27701 privacy standard

We are pleased to share that Azure is the first major US cloud provider to achieve certification as a data processor for the new international standard ISO/IEC 27701 Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). The PIMS certification demonstrates that Azure provides ... continue reading
Mobile threat defense and intelligence are a core part of cyber defense

Mobile threat defense and intelligence are a core part of cyber defense

The modern workplace is a mobile workplace. Today’s organizations rely on mobility to increase productivity and improve the customer experience. But the proliferation of smartphones and other mobile devices has also expanded the attack surface of roughly 5 billion mobile ... continue reading
How to balance compliance and security with limited resources

How to balance compliance and security with limited resources

Today, many organizations still struggle to adhere to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mandates even though this landmark regulation took effect nearly two years ago. A key learning for some: being compliant does not always mean you are secure. Shifting ... continue reading
Trusted Cloud

Trusted Cloud: security, privacy, compliance, resiliency, and IP

Can you trust your cloud provider? That’s a question being asked a lot of these days, and with the newest version of our popular white paper Trusted Cloud: Microsoft Azure security, privacy, compliance, resiliency, and protected IP we’ve worked to ... continue reading

Operational resilience begins with your commitment to and investment in cyber resilience

Operational resilience cannot be achieved without a true commitment to and investment in cyber resilience. Global organizations need to reach the state where their core operations and services won’t be disrupted by geopolitical or socioeconomic events, natural disasters, and cyber ... continue reading
Introducing SQL Information Protection for Azure SQL Database and on-premises SQL Server!

Introducing SQL Information Protection for Azure SQL Database and on-premises SQL Server!

First published on MSDN on Feb 20, 2018 We are delighted to announce the public preview of SQL Information Protection (Data Discovery & Classification), introducing advanced capabilities built into Azure SQL Database for discovering , classifying , labeling & protecting ... continue reading
A graphic showing Azure's solution to these global regulations.

Azure solutions for financial services regulatory boundaries

Microsoft Azure is rapidly becoming the public cloud of choice for large financial services enterprises. Some of the biggest reasons Global Financial Services Institutions (GFIs) are choosing Azure to augment or replace on-premises application environments are: The high level of ... continue reading

3 strategies for building an information protection program

Five years ago, we started on a journey to update and simplify information protection at Microsoft. We had a manual data classification process that our users didn’t use effectively and didn’t work with our data storage or database technology. We ... continue reading

Safeguard your most sensitive data with Microsoft 365

I am Security Operations’ (SecOps) worst nightmare. Or at least I used to be. As an industrious product marketer, I often share intellectual property (think: details of new product capabilities) or spreadsheets that contain customer personal identifying information (PII) with ... continue reading

Azure resources to assess risk and compliance

This blog post was co-authored by Lucy Raikova, Senior Program Manager, Azure Global – Financial Services. It is vital for our customers in the Financial Services Industry to deliver innovation and value to their customers while adhering to strict security ... continue reading