Posted by Richard Saunders

Transparency, standards, and third-party attestation key for customers in evaluating cloud services providers

With the unique value it provides in lowering IT system costs, cloud computing is a new wave of technology that no one can stop. One way Microsoft can help customers catch the cloud wave is by supporting a common language about trust and security capabilities.

To this end, Microsoft centers its approach on standards and transparency. ISO standards drive transparency with customers about what we do, how we do it, and with third-party verification along the way.

For a quick introduction to this subject, check out this video from Pete Boden, general manager of Microsoft’s Online Services Security and Compliance Team: