Announcing private preview of authorized DoD Cloud Infrastructure as Code for Azure

To help Department of Defense (DoD) customers keep pace with mission demands, we’re announcing the private preview of DoD Cloud Infrastructure as Code (IaC) for Azure – a set of preauthorized baselines that build standard environments in Azure Government to accelerate DoD adoption of cloud services.

New and updated regulatory compliance policy initiatives for NIST, FedRAMP, DoD in Azure, Azure Government

Azure Global recently released a new regulatory compliance policy initiative for NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5. This policy initiative includes more than 250 policies aligned to 800-53 Rev. 5 controls and helps customers establish guardrails to manage their compliance with specific NIST SP 800-53 Rev. 5 controls.

US Cybersecurity Executive Order: Zero Trust architecture for critical infrastructure

The US Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity requires US Federal Government organizations modernize cybersecurity and adopt a Zero Trust architecture. This is especially urgent for the 16 critical infrastructure sectors identified by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Organizations in the critical...

STIG solution templates now available in Azure Government Secret for Windows, Linux, and more

Today we’re announcing that our Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) solution templates are now also available in Azure Government Secret, enabling customers to build, host, and transform their applications faster across Impact Level 6 on secure and compliant infrastructure.

SQL Server 2019 on RHEL8 container now available on Iron Bank-DoD’s Centralized Artifacts Repository

SQL Server container images can now be used in highly-controlled environments, such as federal government, DoD, and Defense Industrial Base organizations, where the prerequisite to leverage any container image is that it must be hardened and accredited. To get started, you can download the container image from Iron Bank. 

Meeting CMMC Level 3 on Azure

The Azure team just released a new CMMC Level 3 initiative for Azure Policy and a corresponding blueprint sample. These preview releases are available in Azure and Azure Government. In this blog post we break down the releases and how customers can use these tools to accelerate CMMC compliance in Azure.