Decades of experience
In today’s complex and regulated environment, businesses need to focus on building more secure solutions that deliver value to their customers, partners, and shareholders—both in the cloud and on-premises. Microsoft has decades-long experience building enterprise software and running some of the largest online services in the world. We use this experience to implement and continuously improve security-aware software development, operational management, and threat-mitigation practices that are essential to the strong protection of services and data.
The guiding principle of our security strategy is to “assume breach.” The Microsoft global incident response team works around the clock to mitigate the effects of any attack against our cloud services. And security is built into Microsoft business products and cloud services from the ground up, starting with the Security Development Lifecycle, a mandatory development process that embeds security requirements into every phase of the development process.
Commitment to compliance
Microsoft also complies with both international and industry-specific compliance standards and participates in rigorous third-party audits that verify our security controls.
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