Microsoft Security—a Leader in 5 Gartner Magic Quadrants

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Sindicatum CTO Perspective on Security & Privacy

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How Microsoft Uses the Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (STAR) to Provide Greater Transparency

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Harmonizing Cloud Security Requirements to Enable Cloud Adoption

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Microsoft Announces Office 365 for Government

I was at the Cloud Asia event in Singapore recently. One of the sessions was led by an exec from Changi Airport in which he likened internet security to airport security. Jetlag and the passing of time make me hazy on the finer points of what he said, but it was a good presentation.

It made me think that the airport analogy kind of works for Microsoft. As airport users, we are unaware of many of the security precautions in place. But a few – bag scans, pat downs, patrolling police officers etc. – are very obvious.

At Microsoft many of the users of our products are unaware of much of what we do to secure our customers’ data and give them a secure and private online experience. Take the Security Development Lifecycle(SDL), a secure development process that is applied by product groups at Microsoft in an effort to reduce the number and severity of vulnerabilities. Most people do not know it exists and yet it’s there, in the background since 2004 helping to secure our products and services every day.

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Microsoft Office 365 Receives FISMA Certification

Last week, Microsoft Office Division announced that Office 365 was given Authority to Operate under the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) by the Broadcasting Board of Governors.

As you might expect, governments are at the vanguard of most things security related. Entrusted to act in the public’s name and for the public interest, governmental agencies need to be sure that the technology they use for essential functions is secure and trustworthy. As part of this, in the U.S. the U.S. government has FISMA; a certification validating that a given IT solution has federal agency approval for use based on its level of security.

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A Trifecta of Cloud Security Transparency

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RSA Webcast: Ajax Security

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Lessons learned from the Animated Cursor Security Bug

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