Deploying Microsoft Azure solutions can give educational organizations a method of focusing on their core business—education—while maintaining cost-effective IT services in a more secure FERPA-compliant environment. However, it is important for educational organizations to understand their unique threat environment so that they can see what they need to deploy onsite and how it meshes with what Microsoft Azure provides in the cloud. Using the shared responsibility strategy, Microsoft can help assure the protection of student data and FERPA compliance. This paper will be most helpful to those in educational organizations who need guidance and best practices in designing secure solutions on Azure.
Microsoft Azure FERPA Implementation Guide