Better protect your data by using Microsoft cloud services
Are you an IT security officer or architect exploring how the deployment of Microsoft cloud services could affect the overall security of your infrastructure, network, and data? Or an administrator for a cloud tenant looking for specific information about which controls in Microsoft cloud services apply to your organization and which features you can use to protect your data and comply with regulatory requirements?
If so, you’ll find answers to your questions here—from in-depth information about how Microsoft builds security into our cloud services to specifics of the features we offer to help you protect your data and cloud tenant.
We build security into our cloud services
Microsoft has decades-long experience developing enterprise software and running some of the largest online services in the world. We build on this experience to implement security-aware software development, operational management, and threat mitigation practices that are essential to the strong protection of services and data.
Find out how Microsoft cloud services encrypt your data, achieve logical and physical isolation within a multitenant cloud environment, protect cloud services against DDoS attacks, and implement other security controls.
To demonstrate that our technology and controls deliver security you can rely on, third-party auditors provide an independent validation of the effectiveness of Microsoft's implementation.
How you can protect your data in the cloud
Microsoft employs a risk-management model of shared responsibility with the customer:
- Microsoft is responsible for the platform including services offered, and seeks to provide a cloud service that can meet the security, privacy, and compliance needs of your organization.
- As customers, you must identify which controls you are responsible for maintaining, and understand how to configure them so that you can manage security as well as compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
Microsoft offers implementation guidance through various features, apps. tools, and technical whitepapers to help you accomplish these tasks and better manage the risk.