New Azure blueprint for CIS Benchmark
by John Molesky on 15th January 2020 at 09:00
We’ve released our newest Azure blueprint that maps to another key industry standard, Center for Internet Security (CIS) Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark. This follows last week’s announcement of our Azure blueprint for FedRAMP moderate and adds to the growing list of Azure blueprints for regulatory compliance, which now includes ISO 27001, NIST SP 800-53, PCI-DSS, UK OFFICIAL, UK NHS, and IRS 1075.
Learning from cryptocurrency mining attack scripts on Linux
by Russell McDonald on 14th January 2020 at 10:00
Cryptocurrency mining attacks continue to represent a threat to many of our Azure Linux customers.
Azure is now certified for the ISO/IEC 27701 privacy standard
by David Burt on 13th January 2020 at 11:00
We are pleased to share that Azure is the first major US cloud provider to achieve certification as a data processor for the new international standard ISO/IEC 27701 Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). The PIMS certification demonstrates that Azure provides a comprehensive set of management and operational controls that can help your organization demonstrate compliance with privacy laws and regulations.
New Azure Security Center and Azure platform security capabilities
by Gilad Elyashar on 6th November 2019 at 08:00
At Microsoft Ignite, we're sharing the many new capabilities our teams have built to improve security with Azure Security Center and the Azure Platform.
Trusted Cloud: security, privacy, compliance, resiliency, and IP
by David Burt on 16th October 2019 at 09:00
Can you trust your cloud provider?
CIS Azure Security Foundations Benchmark open for comment
by Avi Ben-Menahem on 10th October 2019 at 10:00
One of the best ways to speed up securing your cloud deployments is to focus on the most impactful security best practices. Best practices for securing any service begins with a fundamental understanding of cybersecurity risk and how to manage it.
SAP on Azure–Designing for availability and recoverability
by Vincent Greenlee on 7th October 2019 at 14:00
This is the second in a four-part blog series on Designing A Great SAP on Azure Architecture. Robust SAP on Azure Architectures are built on the pillars of Security, Performance and Scalability, Availability and Recoverability, Efficiency and Operations.
Customer Provided Keys with Azure Storage Service Encryption
by Shalini Pasupneti on 7th October 2019 at 11:00
Azure storage offers several options to encrypt data at rest. With client-side encryption you can encrypt data prior to uploading it to Azure Storage.
Measuring your return on investment of Azure as a compliance platform
by David Burt on 7th October 2019 at 09:00
I’m pleased to announce the release of Microsoft Azure is Helping Organizations Manage Regulatory Challenges More Effectively, a new International Data Corporation (IDC) white paper based on original research by IDC and sponsored by Microsoft.
Azure Sentinel general availability: A modern SIEM reimagined in the cloud
by Steve Dispensa on 26th September 2019 at 09:00
Earlier this week, we announced that Azure Sentinel is now generally available. This marks an important milestone in our journey to redefine Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) for the cloud era. With Azure Sentinel, enterprises worldwide can now keep pace with the exponential growth in security data, improve security outcomes without adding analyst resources, and reduce hardware and operational costs.