Dynamic Data Masking in Azure SQL Database

Ron Matchoro writes on the Azure Blog today: We are excited to announce that this week we made Dynamic Data Masking available for preview on the new service version of SQL Database (V12).  Dynamic Data Masking is a policy-based security feature that helps limit the exposure of data in a database by returning masked data…

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Microsoft Azure: The first cloud computing platform to conform to ISO/IEC 27018, the only international set of privacy controls in the cloud

Lori Woehler, Principal Group Manager, Compliance & Trust, writes on the Azure Blog today:  Earlier this month, we highlighted a number of new compliance milestones for Microsoft Azure. Among these developments was that the British Standards Institution (BSI) validated that Azure incorporates controls that are aligned to the ISO/IEC 27018 code of practice for the…

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New Windows Azure Network Security Whitepaper

A new version, version 2 of this whitepaper “Microsoft Azure Network Security Whitepaper” is now available. This update is based on capabilities available as of Oct 2014. Download it from Microsoft Azure Network Security Whitepaper V2.   Windows Azure networking provides the infrastructure necessary to securely connect your virtual machines to one another, as well as…


Windows Azure Receives SOC 2 Type 2 report with CSA CCM Attestation

Today we’re announcing that Microsoft’s public auditor Deloitte & Touche LLP, has issued a Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type 2 report for Windows Azure in security, availability and confidentiality trust principles and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Control Matrix.  Windows Azure is the first cloud services provider to receive the attestation to CCM by…

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