Posted by: Richard Saunders, Director, Trustworthy Computing

Last week, Microsoft Office Division announced that Office 365 was given Authority to Operate under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) by the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

As you might expect, governments are at the vanguard of most things security related. Entrusted to act in the public’s name and for the public interest, governmental agencies need to be sure that the technology they use for essential functions is secure and trustworthy. As part of this, in the U.S. the U.S. government has FISMA; a certification validating that a given IT solution has federal agency approval for use based on its level of security.

With FISMA certification, Office 365 continues to build on its compliance progress with national and international data security standards. You can read more about Office 365’s commitment to data security by visiting the Office 365 Trust Center