Microsoft adopts first international cloud privacy standard

Microsoft announced it is the first major cloud provider to adopt ISO/IEC 27018, the world’s first international standard for cloud privacy. More importantly for our customers, independent auditors have verified that Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Dynamics CRM Online and Intune follow the standard’s code of practice for the protection of personal information.  This is an important milestone…


Sneak peek at Data Loss Prevention in SharePoint – plus new mobile encryption viewers

We've been talking about this for a while, but this "Office Garage Series" episode covers the DLP and mail encryption capabilities of Office 365.  We're consolidating all compliance policies in one place and letting you define a single policy that can apply across multiple services.  We're giving users the ability to encrypt emails to outside…


Microsoft Security Intelligence Report v17 now available

The Microsoft Security Intelligence Report is the most comprehensive threat intelligence report in the industry. It provides data and insights on malware, exploits and vulnerabilities based on data from more than a billion systems worldwide and some of the busiest online services. It also includes actionable guidance to help IT Professionals manage risk. The latest…


Microsoft Virtual Academy courses—Office 365 security

Three courses around Office 365 security are now available through the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Exchange Online Protection (EOP) Encryption in Office 365 Data loss prevention (DLP) in Office 365 As always, all training on the Microsoft Virtual Academy is free!


News: Microsoft Office 365 helps customers with IRS 1075 regulatory compliance

Today, Microsoft announced the latest installment of our compliance commitment:  With Office 365 for Government, Microsoft is able to support customer compliance with IRS 1075. IRS 1075 provides guidance to ensure that the policies, practices, controls, and safeguards employed by recipient agencies adequately protect the confidentiality of Federal Tax Information (FTI) and related financial tax…


Microsoft Security Links

Every October, Microsoft recognizes National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) in the United States through our partnership with the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).  This month, you can read more about thatpartnership and our efforts at the Microsoft Cyber Security page.  Of course, cyber security is not something to only be considered in October, so…