Azure Government

Insights, how-tos and updates for building solutions on Microsoft's cloud for US government

Quickly deploy DoD STIG-compliant images and visualize compliance using Azure

This blog is authored by members of Microsoft’s Government Cybersecurity, Azure Global Critical Infrastructure team:  Michele Myauo, Principal Engineering Manager; Adam Dimopoulos, Senior Program Manager; and Shawn Gibbs, Senior Program Manager. At Microsoft, our security and compliance story is one of our greatest differentiators. ...

Join the meetup: Achieving speed to capability in government – Dec. 2, 2020

Today’s mission speed continues to outpace government’s ability to deliver modern capabilities to end users. To keep pace with mission demands, agencies are reimagining their IT efforts including leveraging powerful technologies such as continuous software deployment, container management, automated machine learning, and serverless PaaS...

Strategies to stand up a modern gov software factory + cloud PMO

Today’s government organizations face ever-increasing and evolving mission demands, requiring greater speed and agility to modernize IT. Some agencies have discovered a path to success by establishing software factories and cloud PMOs to accelerate development and delivery of better mission apps. To learn more about this new approach, we ...

CMMC with Microsoft Azure: Security Assessment & Situational Awareness (8 of 10)

This is the eighth in a ten-part blog series where we’ll demonstrate principles of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification aligned with Microsoft Azure. Subsequent blogs in the series will delve into system & communications protection and system & information integrity. In this eighth blog of the series we will explore how to ...

CMMC with Microsoft Azure: Maintenance & Media Protection (6 of 10)

This is the sixth in a ten-part blog series where we’ll demonstrate principles of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification aligned with Microsoft Azure. Subsequent blogs in the series will delve into recovery & risk management, security assessment & risk management, system & communications protection and system & ...

CMMC with Microsoft Azure: Identification & Authentication Maturity (4 of 10)

This is the fourth in a ten-part blog series where we’ll demonstrate principles of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification aligned with Microsoft Azure. Subsequent blogs in the series will delve into incident response, maintenance & media protection, recovery & risk management, security assessment & risk management, system...

Azure HD Insight Enterprise Security Package now in Azure Government

Now available in Azure Government, the Azure HDInsight Enterprise Security Package (ESP) provides Active Directory-based authentication, multi-user support, and role-based access control for HDInsight clusters. Azure HDInsight offers several methods to address enterprise security needs, and most of these solutions aren't activated by ...

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