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Azure needs extra security controls before it's fit for government use

Azure needs extra security controls Azure needs extra security controls before it's fit for government use

Azure needs extra security controls before it's fit for government use

Azure needs extra security controls before it's fit for government use Last week Microsoft trumpeted its new Australian Azure regions for government clients. But three days later Australian authorities said the new regions Australian government organisations need extra security controls before they're sufficiently secure before using any Azure services. The “can do better” guidance (PDF) from the Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) was released on Friday April 6th, three days after Microsoft announced the new “Australia Central” region. The guidance notes that while the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) certified Azure to handle “Protected” data under the Australian Government security classification...

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