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    By David Bills, Chief Reliability Strategist, Trustworthy Computing Whenever I speak to customers and partners about reliability I’m reminded that while objectives and priorities differ between organizations and customers, at the end of the day, everyone wants their service to work. As a customer...
  • Blog Post: Reliability Series #2: Categorizing reliability threats to your service

    By David Bills, Chief Reliability Strategist, Trustworthy Computing Online services face ongoing reliability-related threats represented by device failures, latent flaws in software being triggered by environmental change, and mistakes made by human beings. At Microsoft, one of the ways we’re helping...
  • Blog Post: Reliability Series #3: Reliability-enhancing techniques (Part 1)

    By David Bills, Chief Reliability Strategist, Trustworthy Computing In my previous post, I discussed “DIAL”, an approach we use to categorize common service component interaction failures when applying Resilience Modeling & Analysis, (RMA), to an online service design. In the next two...
  • Blog Post: Reliability Series #4: Reliability-enhancing techniques (Part 2)

    By David Bills, Chief Reliability Strategist, Trustworthy Computing In my previous post in this series, I discussed the Discovery and Authorization/Authentication categories of the “DIAL” acronym to share mitigations targeting specific failure modes. In this article I’ll discuss...
  • Blog Post: Building reliable cloud services

    By David Bills, Chief Reliability Strategist Reliability continues to be top of mind for everyone involved with online services. From the engineering teams who want to ensure they’re designing and building a robust service and minimizing live site incidents, to service providers who want to...
  • Blog Post: Want more information on Trustworthy Computing? Check out our other blogs.

    By TwC Staff The Trustworthy Computing blog covers Microsoft’s perspective on security, privacy, online safety, and reliability, especially as they relate to the cloud. For readers who want additional information on those topics, check out our other TwC Blogs , which provide insights from...
  • Blog Post: Harmonizing Cloud Security Requirements to Enable Cloud Adoption

    Posted by: Mark Estberg , Senior Director, Online Services Security and Compliance Microsoft’s Global Foundation Services (GFS) organization delivers the global infrastructure and network for over 200 consumer and enterprise cloud services. The security, privacy and reliability expectations...
  • Blog Post: Building Resilient Cloud Services at Microsoft

    By Adrienne Hall, general manager, Trustworthy Computing How can cloud service providers make sure their services are resilient and reliable? A resilient service should be able to withstand certain issues, remaining fully-functional and therefore being perceived as reliable. But cloud service providers...
  • 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: Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: Interdependencies Among Cloud Services and Compliance

    By: Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing Consumers of cloud services generally don’t get to see the layers of technology that they rely on. For many, this seamless delivery is part of the value proposition of cloud computing; depending on the type of deployment, customers expect their...
  • 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: Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: Reliability in the Cloud

    Posted by: Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing If you’ve been following this series then you know I’ve previously written about the importance of security, compliance and privacy in the cloud. Whenever I talk to customers these themes continually come through as important topics...
  • Blog Post: A Trifecta of Cloud Security Transparency

    Posted by: Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing If you have been following our Trustworthy Computing Cloud Fundamentals Video Series you have probably seen at least two videos where we discuss the importance of transparency in cloud security controls. In addition, we have shared how the Cloud...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: Data Center Security

    Posted by: Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing It goes without saying that the physical security of the data centers where cloud services are hosted is a very important aspect of security to all of the customers I talk to. After all, if an attacker can gain physical access to the hardware...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: Recoverability in the Cloud

    Posted by: Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing Earlier this month, I wrote about reliability and the importance of customers knowing what measures their cloud provider has in place to deal with incidents and events that may compromise reliability when they occur. Because many customers...
  • Blog Post: TeliaSonera - Finland’s Secret for a Secure Internet

    Posted by: Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing Twice a year we produce the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report (SIR) – an incredibly detailed view into the threat landscape and threat trends in 100+ countries around the world. One piece of data that tends to catch people’s attention...
  • Blog Post: Cloud Fundamentals Video Series: Windows Azure & the CSA STAR

    By: Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing Earlier in this series I wrote about transparency and how the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) Security Trust and Assurance Registry (STAR) provides cloud customers with some insight into how cloud providers are managing the security controls...
  • Blog Post: Security Development Conference 2012 – An Interview with Richard A. Clarke

    Posted by: Tim Rains , Director, Trustworthy Computing Earlier this month I attended the Security Development Conference 2012 (SDC 2012). As Steve Lipner, Partner Director of Program Management, Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft wrote in his article about the event , the conference enabled people from...
  • Blog Post: Video: Cloud Trust at 10,000 Feet

    Posted by Richard Saunders Microsoft’s chief security strategist shares the basics of keeping data safe in the cloud For anyone who wants a primer on the security, privacy and reliability issues involved in the move to cloud computing, this video featuring Doug Cavit, principal security...
  • 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...
  • Blog Post: Building a Resilient Organization

    By David Bills, Chief Reliability Strategist, Trustworthy Computing I’ve written before about the importance of assuming things will go wrong – that it’s not a matter of if, but strictly a matter of when. In my role, a large part of my focus is working with teams across Microsoft...