Featured Articles: Cybersecurity in Government
By Microsoft on June 19, 2017
Filed under Microsoft in Government
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.
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.
Microsoft is working through challenges of securing data and information to protect government agencies from new and evolving cyber threats.
Microsoft is using Windows 10 to help disrupt sophisticated new and evolving cyber-attacks on federal, state and local government agencies.
Microsoft Surface becomes the first Windows 10 device approved for classified workloads while adding a new layer of security for the federal government.
Cybersecurity threats continue to evolve and impact government agencies, and Microsoft is uniquely positioned to help address current and future risks.
Many of our state, local, and federal customers have asked us to help move their Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) users into Azure Government.
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
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.
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.
Visit the Microsoft Trust Center.
Learn more about the Microsoft Cloud for Government at Not All Clouds Are Created Equal.