Cloud Security

Most organizations considering the cloud worry about security. Office 365 offers the same user-level security options and Trust Center as the desktop version. Rights management Service (RMS) supports encryption and lets you set permissions. Users will have a reasonable amount of security at their level. Offsite, files are saved in specialized data centres where security is a primary concern. In a nutshell, small to medium businesses will have better security using Office 365 than they can (probably) afford on their own.

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Here are just a few facts you should know about Microsoft’s cloud security.

  • Office 365 applications use encryption; transmissions intercepted by anyone without authorization can’t be read.
  • Microsoft Office 365 is certified as compliant by accepted industry (ISO) standards. (It doesn’t fully satisfy the PCI-DSS standard.)
  • Controls are in place to comply with HIPPA and FERPA.

Kirk Koenigsbauer, Corporate Vice President at Microsoft had this to say about Office 365 security concerns. “…Office 365 supports the most rigorous global and regional standards such as ISO 27001, SAS70 Type II, EU Safe Harbor, EU Model Clauses, the US Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), the US Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and the US Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). To meet evolving needs, we also plan to support IPv6 in Office 365 for Government by September of this year, and we’re taking steps to soon support Criminal Justice Information Security (CJIS) policies.”

Useful Links

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