Monthly Archives: January 2020

New Azure blueprint for CIS Benchmark

January 15, 2020

We’ve released our newest Azure blueprint that maps to another key industry standard, Center for Internet Security (CIS) Microsoft Azure Foundations Benchmark. This follows last week’s announcement of our Azure blueprint for FedRAMP moderate and adds to the growing list of Azure blueprints for regulatory compliance, which now includes ISO 27001, NIST SP 800-53, PCI-DSS, UK OFFICIAL, UK NHS, and IRS 1075.

Senior Program Manager

Turning to a new chapter of Windows Server innovation

January 14, 2020

Today, on January 14, 2020, as Windows Server 2008 /R2 reaches its end of support, we’re beginning a new chapter of innovation in Windows Server technologies that enable our customers to modernize their IT, both in the cloud and on-premises. If you are running business-critical workloads on this popular operating system we recommend that you take the necessary steps to protect these workloads.

Director, Windows Server and Azure Product Marketing

Azure is now certified for the ISO/IEC 27701 privacy standard

January 13, 2020

We are pleased to share that Azure is the first major US cloud provider to achieve certification as a data processor for the new international standard ISO/IEC 27701 Privacy Information Management System (PIMS). The PIMS certification demonstrates that Azure provides a comprehensive set of management and operational controls that can help your organization demonstrate compliance with privacy laws and regulations.

Senior Compliance Manager, Azure Trust and Compliance