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The Security Intelligence Report (SIR) is an investigation of the current threat landscape. It analyzes exploits, vulnerabilities, and malware based on data from over 600 million systems worldwide, as well as internet services, and three Microsoft Security Centers.

The latest Security Intelligence Report (SIR v10) Volume 10 uncovers evolving threat landscape trend information from more than 600 million systems worldwide, with new information from the second half of 2010. In addition, there are 117 country/region specific threat assessments, making SIR v10 the most comprehensive report to date.

Don’t forget, for Windows Azure Developers, security starts with a review of the following documents, as well as good general Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) approaches.

Windows Azure™ Security Overview
To help customers better understand the array of security controls implemented within Windows Azure from both the customer's and Microsoft operations' perspectives, this paper provides a comprehensive look at the security available with Windows Azure. The paper provides a technical examination of the security functionality available, the people and processes that help make Windows Azure more secure, as well as a brief discussion about compliance.

Security Best Practices for Developing Windows Azure Applications
This white paper focuses on the security challenges and recommended approaches to design and develop more secure applications for Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform. It is intended to be a resource for technical software audiences: software designers, architects, developers and testers who design, build and deploy more secure Windows Azure solutions.

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