It seems that all IT organizations are talking about, planning for, or already using public cloud services of some kind. When I talk to customers about cloud services, every one of these conversations eventually comes around to security. People still do not seem to trust the cloud, but caution is probably a good idea when you are thinking about moving your data somewhere outside of your data center. There are many different cloud offerings out there and some have done more work than others to provide security for your data.
One of the companies that puts a lot of effort into protecting the privacy and security of your data is Microsoft. Microsoft has made all the right moves to provide the security, privacy, compliancy, and transparency for your data. Office 365 and Azure both meet a broad set of compliance standards, such as ISO 27001, HIPAA, FedRamp, FIPS, and many more international and industry standards.
You control your data; Microsoft strives to be transparent with their privacy policies. Your data will never be used for advertising, you know where your data resides and control who has access. There are many optional services available, offering meaningful privacy choices. Microsoft has even adopted the first code of practice for cloud privacy, ISO/IEC 27108.
If your organization is considering Microsoft cloud services and security is a concern, you can get all the answers at the Trust Center. Visit the Microsoft Office 365 Trust Center:
and the Microsoft Azure Trust Center:
If you are looking for the answers to your questions about what Microsoft is doing to protect your data and privacy I encourage you to check out the Trust Centers.