In support of the Department of Homeland Security’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Microsoft Azure Government user community invites you to RSVP and join us for a meetup on “Government cybersecurity in the era of cloud,” on Wednesday, Oct. 23 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
In this episode of the Azure Government video series, Steve Michelotti, principal program manager with Azure Government, sits down to talk with Ajay Jagannathan of the Azure SQL Database Engineering team about Advanced Data Security with Azure SQL Database in Azure Government.
This is the second blog in a three-part series on security in Azure Government co-authored by Robert Jaffee, Sr. Program Manager, and Diego Lapiduz, Chief Information Security Architect, with Microsoft Azure Global Government. (In case you missed it, check out the first blog: Six tips for securing identity in the cloud.)
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In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, we invite you to RSVP and join us for a special edition Microsoft Azure Government Meetup, Women Leading Government Cybersecurity, Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6 – 8:30 p.m.,
While cyber threats affect every organization and every individual, governments face unique challenges. The recent Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Infrastructure represents a key example of the growing pressure on government agencies to increase their efforts around protecting highly sensitive data and systems.
Agencies such as the DoD can improve their threat detection and response times by using cloud-based security capabilities and cloud intelligence through Microsoft Azure Government. By shifting responsibilities to Azure, the DoD can get more security coverage, which enables them to reallocate security resources and budget to other agency priorities.
Defense department senior leaders have directed DoD to adopt cloud computing to support the warfighter, a direction that will help build a stronger foundation of cybersecurity. The partnership with a dedicated, certified cloud provider can be pivotal. But given the breadth of these solutions,
The rapid evolution of technology and the exploitation of data, machine intelligence, and on-demand computing power is changing the requirements of cybersecurity. Fortunately, the tools available to the DoD are changing, too.
Jason Henderson, Cloud Solutions Architect
Kyle Hoyer, Technical Solutions Professional
Derek Strausbaugh, Principal Program Manager, Azure Global
A rapidly increasing number of DoD customers deploying IaaS workloads to Azure have been asking for guidance setting up secure virtual networks and configuring the security tools and services stipulated by DoD standards and practice.
We’re continuing to see agencies advance their capabilities using Azure Government. Two agencies have recently issued new Authority to Operate (ATO) designations for Azure Government: the U.S. Air Force with a DoD Impact Level 4 ATO for its Common Computing Environment (CCE) and U.S.