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Cybersecurity Blog Series

Cloud computing, mobile devices, the Internet of Things, and the increasing digitization of information and processes in a hybrid computing environment present new challenges to securing data and information. The cyber-threat landscape of today requires an ongoing and relentless focus on security, especially when considering that many current government security, privacy and compliance policies were developed in an on-premises only environment, and where regulation and policy traditionally lag innovation. That’s why we’re using this blog series to post on-going updates on security for government agencies.

image of government buildingsNational Cyber Security Awareness Month

In support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’re kicking off a blog series to share best practices from our experiences with our customers as part of our commitment to enabling U.S. government with a complete, trusted, and secure cloud platform.

Graphic of a city with government buildingsCyber threats require an ongoing and relentless focus on security

Microsoft is working through challenges of securing data and information to protect government agencies from new and evolving cyber threats.

 

Cybersecurity--Lock graphicWindows 10 for government agencies: helping protect, detect and respond to cyber-attacks

Microsoft is using Windows 10 to help disrupt sophisticated new and evolving cyber-attacks on federal, state and local government agencies.

 

Woman sitting at desk typing on a Microsoft Surface tabletWindows 10-powered Surface devices gain approval for classified workloads

Microsoft Surface becomes the first Windows 10 device approved for classified workloads while adding a new layer of security for the federal government.

 

Closeup of hands of businessman using digital tablet in officeStrengthening cybersecurity for federal government agencies

Cybersecurity threats continue to evolve and impact government agencies, and Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help address current and future risks.

 

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Deploy VDI in Azure Government

Many of our state, local, and federal customers have asked us to help move their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) users into Azure Government. 

 

 Azure Security coming to Azure GovernmentAzure Security Center coming to Azure Government

While cyber threats affect every organization and every individual, governments face unique challenges. Today, we are announcing Azure Security Center, which provides unified security management and advanced threat protection for hybrid cloud workloads, will be coming to Azure Government. 
 

The Department of Justice (DOJ) Justice Management Division (JMD) has issued two FedRAMP High ATOs for Azure Government. 

 

Utilizing the cloud for greater security everywhereUtilizing the cloud for greater security everywhere

On average, an attacker exists within a company’s or agencies infrastructure, free to gather information or worse, for over six months before they’re found. It’s not that agencies aren’t employing security best practices but the reality is all the protection in the world can’t stop a determined hacker.

 

Perspective: Cybersecurity Executive Order

Graphic of two cloudsAzure Blueprint illustrates the clear path to meet the Cybersecurity Executive Order

With the release of the Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, agencies have new requirements to meet and document compliance.

Drawing of a cloudHow Microsoft’s Azure platform can help agencies with the Cybersecurity EO

Microsoft is committed to assisting our customers in complying with the Executive Order, addressing the core risks it outlines, and implementing the NIST Cybersecurity Framework as it requires.

Learn More

Contact Microsoft and request a free trial of Azure Government, Office 365 Government, or Dynamics 365 Government.

Visit the Microsoft Trust Center.

Learn more about the Microsoft Cloud for Government at Not All Clouds Are Created Equal.