Microsoft takes its customers’ security seriously across all of our products. That is particularly true of our cloud services, so it’s always good to get validation from our industry partners and third-party organizations where security is concerned.

“Deloitte recently completed attestation of Windows Azure’s controls relating to security, availability and confidentiality– what’s known as a SOC 2, Type 2 attestation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (‘AICPA’),” writes Tim Rains, director of Trustworthy Computing, in a blog post. “In addition, the attestation includes adherence to the Cloud Security Alliance’s Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), a set of publicly available security principles designed to help prospective customers when choosing a cloud provider.”

For more on this story and how these attestations work, head on over to the Trustworthy Computing Blog.

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