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  • Blog Post: Two new papers help show the value of data classification

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing Data classification is an important way for organizations to determine and assign relative values to the data they possess. By separating data into categories based on sensitivity (high, medium or low, for example), an organization can set protections...
  • Blog Post: Suggested Resolutions for Cloud Providers in 2014 #3: Avoid acronym soup when discussing cloud services

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing In my prior two posts, I discussed my first two Suggested New Year’s Resolutions for cloud providers in 2014: Suggested Resolution #1: Reinforce that security is a shared responsibility Suggested Resolution #2: Be precise about what...
  • Blog Post: Translating “Geek Speak” into “Executive Speak”

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing For business leaders, it has never been more important to have a regular, open dialogue about security with IT staff. The rapid pace of change and innovation in the technology industry, particularly in the cloud, is enabling organizations...
  • Blog Post: Lieberman Software’s Privileged Identity Management (PIM) solution now available on Windows Azure

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing One of the things I enjoyed most about the CSA Congress was spending time with people in and around the technology industry and the cloud computing sector. One of the presenters at this year’s congress, held the first week of December...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Security: New Challenges, Same Principles

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing “There is no such thing as a secure cloud,” according to Greg Ferro, who moderated the panel discussion in which I participated at the GigaOM Structure: Europe conference . And so began a lively conversation with Greg and other industry...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Security Best Practices and Recommended Resources

    Posted by Adrienne Hall , general manager, Trustworthy Computing As cloud computing begins to mature, organizations are looking at ways to understand the opportunities and assess their own current IT environment with regard to security, privacy and reliability practices, policies and compliance. To...
  • Blog Post: Genetec broadens its business with Microsoft cloud

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing Today at the CSA Congress , I had the opportunity to give a presentation on how organizations can benefit from cloud computing and some of the ways Microsoft is working to build trust in the cloud. We know that cloud providers can help improve...
  • Blog Post: Windows Azure Receives Important SOC 2 and CCM Security Attestations

    By Tim Rains, Director, Trustworthy Computing The Cloud Security Alliance’s Security Trust and Assurance Registry , or CSA STAR, provides existing and potential customers with insight into how cloud providers – Microsoft and others – are managing the security controls of their services...
  • Blog Post: Joining the Cloud Security Alliance Board

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing I remember receiving a call approximately four years ago, asking if Microsoft would be interested in sponsoring a new industry association focused on the burgeoning cloud computing market. At the time, many people had not yet heard the term...
  • Blog Post: RSA: CSA Recognizes Microsoft’s Security Leadership

    By Adrienne Hall , general manager, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft Today at RSA I’m attending the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) summit where Scott Charney, corporate vice president of Trustworthy Computing, just received the CSA Industry Leadership award. For background, Scott is the leader...
  • Blog Post: Trust and Transparency Continue to be Important for Cloud Customers

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing The second annual Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) EMEA Congress was held last month in Edinburgh, Scotland, where several hundred business leaders and security professionals participated in an interesting series of sessions and interactive demonstrations...
  • Blog Post: Enabling trust in the cloud

    By Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing More and more businesses are considering adopting cloud computing, drawn by the huge savings and benefits the cloud can provide. But are they truly ready, and able to take advantage of this opportunity? It’s a question that’s...