Microsoft offers Cloud Security solution to keep hackers at Bay!

Microsoft Corporation in association with Intel Corp. is all set to offer a cloud computing service enriched with powerful encryption that secures data from hackers and also US Government’s data collection efforts.

Named as Azure Confidential Computing, the technology which is being offered by Microsoft will allow customers to place their most critical info on the cloud. The solution actually acts as a virtual black box and will keep everyone outside except the customer.

Technically speaking, Azure Confidential Computing will use a protected space, called a Trusted Execution Environment(TEE), where data will be processed on an efficient note. The TEE will not allow any one to snoop into the data or operations being carried out by the respective customers.

Cybersecurity Insider readers have to notify the fact that TEE will ensure extra security, by denying and disabling environment when the code to access data is altered or tampered.

Microsoft has made it official that the data processed by its customers on Azure Confidential Computing solution will be directly under control of them and Microsoft will not/never snoop into their activities in any form.

On an overall note, Microsoft’s Azure Confidential Computing protects pertinent data from cyber threats such as hackers and malware exploiting bugs in operating systems, applications and hypervisor; Third party access without content of the customer and Insider Threats which do have admin privileges or direct access to hardware but not the data which is being processed.

Note- Microsoft assured that its new secure cloud environment will have the capability to turn down any responsive warrants/subpoenas from the government to access data. This includes any kind of snooping requests put forward by NSA- National Security Agency.

Google and Amazon are also working on a similar technology But nothing official has been disclosed by them yet!

Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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