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Can a shift to the cloud improve your security posture?

As many of our customers are now discovering, keeping up with changes to the security landscape is one of the unique advantages of the cloud. In fact, there are a number of properties that make the cloud inherently different versus managing your own IT services. These go well beyond security, but have important security implications and benefits.

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New security management and transparency capabilities coming to Office 365

Today, Bret Arsenault, chief information security officer for Microsoft, announced Microsoft Cloud App Security, a comprehensive cloud access security broker (CASB) solution, based on Microsoft’s acquisition of cloud security innovator Adallom. It will also power new advanced security management capabilities for Office 365 that will improve IT visibility and control.

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Accessibility in Office 365—progress in 2015 and plans for 2016

Delivering productivity experiences that are inclusive, accessible and truly empower people of all abilities to achieve more is a priority for Microsoft. We invite all organizations and individuals who strive to create an inclusive work or classroom environment to follow our progress on Office Blogs and watch our video series showcasing the accessibility enhancements in Office 365.

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How to assess security, compliance and privacy capabilities in Office 365

Over the years, Office 365 has made significant investments in the areas of security, compliance and privacy—now Office 365 customers can easily assess Office 365’s capabilities in these areas by leveraging Office 365 controls to map with the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Control Matrix. We hope this helps Office 365 customers efficiently perform their due diligence when evaluating Office 365, onboarding Office 365 or renewing their subscriptions.

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Office 365 Advanced eDiscovery now enables export to third-party review apps

Office 365 customers can now export eDiscovery data from their Office 365 tenant to third-party review applications. This new capability is in addition to the existing export capabilities already present in Office 365, which allow you to download the data directly to your local computer.

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From Inside the Cloud—What protection exists for your data in Office 365?

It’s the New Year and one of the things that I hope gives you increased peace of mind in 2016 are the continued investments that we are making to protect your information within the Office 365 service, as I explain on our latest episode of “From Inside the Cloud.” —Watch this episode of From Inside the Cloud with Rudra Mitra.

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Announcing the Office 365 ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 audit assessment report

Maintaining the security and privacy of customer data in Office 365 is our top priority. In line with our efforts to be more transparent with our customers, we have enhanced auditing around Office 365 information security and privacy controls. Office 365 is one of the first major cloud service providers to be assessed against both ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 standards.

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Managing your security and compliance needs with the new Office 365 Security and Compliance Center

With the recent launch of new security features in Office 365, such as Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Mobile Device Management (MDM), we are expanding the mission of the Office 365 Compliance Center and, in turn, are renaming it the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center.