Microsoft Encryption of Data-at-Rest White Paper

There are essentially 3 types of encryption you want to think about when working with a cloud service provider: Encryption at Rest Encryption in Flight (network encryption) Encryption in processing (application data encryption) Encryption at rest is about protecting data on disk. You need to make sure that an attacker who might to acquire a…


Azure Services SSL/TLS Cipher Suite Update and Removal of RC4

In the blog post, Protecting customer data from government snooping, Brad Smith, general counsel and executive vice president of legal and corporate affairs at Microsoft, announced Microsoft’s commitment to increase the security of our customers’ data. We continue to execute on that commitment by announcing additional enhancements to encryption in transit based security. To date,…


Azure Disk Encryption Error Related to Azure PowerShell 1.1.0

Azure Disk Encryption enables you encrypt the virtual disk files for the virtual machines that you host in Microsoft Azure. This is a great capability because it makes the virtual disks virtually unreadable if they are lost or stolen. Also, if you use Azure Security Center (and we hope you do!), you will receive a…


Azure Disk Encryption White Paper Updated

Download the latest version of the Azure Disk Encryption Whitepaper IMPORTANT: Please download the latest version of Azure PowerShell (currently 1.0.2) if you will use Azure Disk Encryption Azure Disk Encryption is a new Azure Virtual Machine feature that makes it possible for you to encrypt your Windows and Linux IaaS virtual machine disks. Azure…


Get the sample app to test and demo Azure storage client-side encryption using the Azure SDK

Hello Azure (Security) community!  In an earlier blog post here on the Azure Security Team blog, we talked about a cool new security feature in Azure which enables client-side storage encryption in Azure. You can use client-side storage encryption to encrypt data in Azure Blobs, Tables and Queues.  David Cross, Partner Director of Azure Security…


Azure Disk Encryption for Linux and Windows Virtual Machines-Public Preview Now Available

DOWNLOAD THE AZURE DISK ENCRYPTION WHITE PAPER In this blog post, Devendra Tiwari, Principal Program Manager in the Azure Security Engineering team, let’s you know about a great new security capability in Microsoft Azure. Today we are announcing public preview availability of Azure Disk Encryption for Windows and Linux IaaS VMs! Azure Disk Encryption is…


Tim Rains on Encrypting Data at Rest in Microsoft Cloud Services

How does Microsoft secure data at rest in its cloud services ? That’s a great question and we’ve had a lot of people ask us on the Azure Security Engineering team the same thing. Tim Rains, Chief Security Advisor, Microsoft Worldwide Cybersecurity & Data Protection, covers a number of things that we do within to…