Monday, October 6, 2014

Microsoft Azure gets security tick from Australian government

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In the lead up to the public availability of Microsoft Azure in Australia at the end of the year, Microsoft has announced that its cloud platform has been recognised for being compliant with the Australian government's security requirements.

A four-month assessment of the Microsoft Azure service was conducted from June to September 2014 by Foresight Consulting. The industry security-registered assessors program compliance assessment is consistent with processes prescribed in the Australian government information security manual (ISM) and protective security policy framework.

James Kavanagh, Microsoft Australia chief security advisor, said that receiving a letter of compliance is "one of the last milestones" for the company before Australian Microsoft Azure geo is released for general availability, and it demonstrates the company's commitment to protecting customer data "to the very highest level".

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