FAQ: What does CPA certification of Microsoft's VPN mean for your office?

Earlier this year, Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure were granted OFFICIAL accreditation by CESG. Ever since then, customers have been asking when Microsoft’s private cloud solutions would get the same treatment. Good news! Microsoft’s VPN stack, including Direct Access, is certified for use by UK Government offices for all OFFICIAL business. What certifications were…

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Don’t believe the hype: Get the facts about secure software for government

You may have spotted some attention-grabbing headlines recently, talking about how “Operating System Z is the only one approved for secure use in government!” or “Operating System Y is the most secure OS for government ever!” It’s not true. The reality is government’s security arm, CESG, doesn’t “approve” operating systems for use, nor do they…

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CESG provides guidance on Windows 8.1: What does that mean for your organisation?

Stuart Aston is the Chief Security Advisor for Microsoft in the UK and runs the Government Security Programme and the Security Co-operation Programme. Late last week CESG replaced their guidance on the use of Windows 8 with guidance on Windows 8.1, available here. The update is significant, partly because of the changes, but mostly because…

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