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Map of the world with Azure regions and compliance offerings

New Azure maps make identifying local compliance options easy

Countries around the world are placing more compliance requirements on organizations of all types, and customers want to more easily understand which compliance offerings are available in their locale before they deploy cloud resources. Today we're releasing a new infographic, ... continue reading

Minecraft Earth and Azure Cosmos DB part 2: Delivering turnkey geographic distribution

This post is part 2 of a two-part series about out how organizations are using Azure Cosmos DB to meet real world needs and the difference it’s making to them. In part 1, we explored the challenges that led service ... continue reading
Protect your customer accounts with passwordless mobile authentication

Protect your customer accounts with passwordless mobile authentication

Hello! In today’s ‘Voice of the ISV’ story, Jim Small and Milan Radojkovic at IPification describe how IPification mobile authentication and Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) B2C deliver improved security and a better user experience to our mutual customers. Don’t ... continue reading

A Journey to Holistic Cloud Protection with the Microsoft 365 Security Stack Part 4 – Apps

For our third stop on the journey to holistic cloud protection with the Microsoft 365 security stack we will be discussing Application security. For anyone new joining us on this journey please ensure you check out Part I: Overview, Part ... continue reading
Cyber-risk assessments—the solution for companies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Cyber-risk assessments—the solution for companies in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technology continues to play a critical role in shaping the global risks landscape for individuals, governments, and businesses. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2020, cyberattacks are ranked as the second risk of greatest concern for business ... continue reading
Download Data Protection and Privacy Compliance in the Cloud

10 recommendations for cloud privacy and security with Ponemon research

Today we’re pleased to publish Data Protection and Privacy Compliance in the Cloud: Privacy Concerns Are Not Slowing the Adoption of Cloud Services, but Challenges Remain, original research sponsored by Microsoft and independently conducted by the Ponemon Institute. The report ... continue reading

Data privacy is about more than compliance—it’s about being a good world citizen

Happy Data Privacy Day! Begun in 2007 in the European Union (E.U.) and adopted by the U.S. in 2008, Data Privacy Day is an international effort to encourage better protection of data and respect for privacy. It’s a timely topic ... continue reading

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