Microsoft’s Commitment to Strengthening Cybersecurity

Microsoft is first and foremost a cybersecurity company. Governments, restricted industries, and millions of individuals depend on the security of our products every day. And with our cloud services, we have taken our commitment to security and compliance to the next level. For insight into how Microsoft handles security company-wide and how we are working…

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Azure Blueprint illustrates the clear path to meet the Cybersecurity Executive Order

With the release of the Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, agencies have new requirements to meet and document compliance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework (CSF). Agencies have a limited window to document their current risk posture and plans to fully comply…

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Microsoft Tech Summit DC to feature government-focused sessions – March 6-7

Are you headed to the Microsoft Tech Summit March 6-7 in Washington, DC?  If so, be sure to connect with the Azure Government Engineering team.  Among the more than 50 technical training sessions, we are hosting 14 government-specific sessions starting with a can’t-miss “What’s New in Azure Government Cloud” by Tom Keane, General Manager, Microsoft…

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Docker announces federal security and compliance controls for Docker Datacenter built on Azure Blueprint

Security and compliance are top of mind for government IT organizations.  It is important for these enterprises to have the ability to deploy applications on a commercial cloud platform that adheres to strong baseline security controls. U.S. Federal agencies and many non-government organizations are dependent on various standards and security assessments to ensure their systems…


Azure Blueprint is now available for the FedRAMP High Baseline

Azure Government Engineering is pleased to announce the release of Azure Blueprint for the FedRAMP High Baseline. As previously announced, the Azure Blueprint program is designed to facilitate the secure and compliant use of Azure Government, providing a simplified way to understand the scope of customer security responsibilities when architecting solutions in Azure, and streamlining…


Microsoft signs CJIS Security Addendum with Utah-covering two-thirds of the US population

Meeting the applicable regulatory controls of the CJIS Security Policy is a long-term commitment for Microsoft. We don’t consider it a checkbox, it is a commitment. As part of this commitment Microsoft recently signed the CJIS Security Addendum with Utah–bringing the total states which Microsoft has signed the CJIS Security Addendum to 25. With the…


Microsoft Signs CJIS Security Addendum with Georgia

Microsoft has now contractually committed to CJIS requirements in 24 states, covering nearly 2/3rds of the US population Microsoft has a long-term commitment to providing law enforcement agencies with cloud services they can trust to help keep them CJIS compliant.  As part of this commitment Microsoft recently signed the CJIS Security Addendum and contractually committed to…


CJIS Implementation: How Microsoft Government is Committed

When it comes to the CJIS Security Policy, Microsoft is committed to providing law enforcement agencies with trusted cloud services that are uniquely equipped and will help meet or exceed their CJIS compliance requirements. The CJIS Security Policy provides a secure framework of laws, standards, and elements of published and vetted policies for accomplishing the…


Microsoft publishes CJIS Implementation Guidelines to help Law Enforcement Agencies

The Criminal Justice Information Services Division (CJIS) Implementation Guidelines is designed to provide insight into the CJIS security controls applicable to Microsoft Cloud services, and provide guidance to law enforcement agencies on where to access detailed information to assist in CJIS audits. This document provides guidelines and resources to assist CJIS Systems Agencies (CSA) and…


Azure Government cloud expands coverage with DoD Impact Level 4 Provisional Authorization, ITAR readiness and FedRAMP High

Today we announced three major Azure compliance additions to support government entities and government partners. Check out the announcement by Tom Keane, Partner Director, Program Management of Microsoft Azure, to learn more about what this means for our US Department of Defense and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) customers and partners.

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