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Cloud Computing Security News and Guidance for Businesses and Organizations

April, 2014

  • Security Trends in Cloud Computing Part 1: Financial Services

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing

    In 2012, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing launched the Cloud Security Readiness Tool (CSRT) to help organizations understand their current IT infrastructure, identify relevant industry regulations, and evaluate whether cloud adoption will meet their business needs. 

    The aggregate data from the survey have also provided some interesting insights, and we’ll be sharing some of those findings in a four-part blog series beginning today. We’ll take a closer look at four specific industries – financial services, healthcare, retail and public sector (government), and examine how cloud adoption could reduce security risks in those industries.  See more >>

  • Microsoft’s commitment to the Core Infrastructure Initiative

    By Steve Lipner, Partner Director of Software Security, Microsoft Corporation

    For more than a decade, we’ve made significant investments in securing our devices and services. What people may not know is that we’ve also been involved in cross-platform activities for some time.  See more >>

  • The Microsoft Approach to Compliance in the Cloud

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing

    Our customers do business in almost every industry and country around the world. Many of them need to meet regulatory compliance and certification requirements.  When they trust a cloud service provider to manage infrastructure, applications, or data for them, that service provider becomes a partner that they trust to help meet and maintain their compliance and certification requirements.  Read more>>

  • Panel: “Protecting Privacy & National Security in the Digital Age”

    By Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft

    As technology continues to connect us in seemingly infinite ways, people are increasingly discussing appropriate levels of trade-offs that come with modern day conveniences. In line with the company’s role over the past decades, Microsoft continues to be a key participant and driver of these conversations.  Read more >>

  • The Evolving Pursuit of Privacy

    By Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft

    In my role, I have the opportunity to discuss privacy with a wide variety of people – Microsoft’s customers and partners, policymakers, advocates and industry colleagues. In recent weeks, I participated in many such conversations at the RSA Conference and the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) Global Privacy Summit.  See more>>

  • Microsoft's cloud contracts approved by European privacy authorities

    By Brendon Lynch, Chief Privacy Officer, Microsoft

    A big milestone was achieved this week.  The Article 29 Working Party, a collection of 28 European Union data protection authorities, announced that Microsoft’s contractual approach to enterprise cloud services is in line with EU data protection law.   See more >>

  • Adrienne’s View: Cloud security benefits belie pre-deployment doubts

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing

    Cloud security is often better than customers expect it to be. I’ve blogged about that trend before, including the Cloud Trust Study (commissioned by Microsoft and conducted by comScore) showing high percentages of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) seeing improved security after moving to the cloud.

    Two recent studies add further evidence that security apprehensions persist -- but prove unwarranted for many cloud customers after rolling out the cloud service.  See more >>