Microsoft Cloud for Government will soon be certified for high-impact level data workloads


15, 2016


Microsoft today announced that Azure Government was selected to participate in the FedRAMP High Pilot to build the High Impact Baseline. This is the highest impact level for FedRAMP accreditation and Microsoft is expecting signature of their P-ATO by the end of the month.

Also, Microsoft has finalized the Security Assessment Report (SAR) to meet DISA Impact Level 4 for Azure Government to process controlled unclassified information (CUI). Impact Level 4 data refers to unclassified data that requires protection against unauthorized disclosure as established by Executive Order 13556 or other mission-critical data. Apart from this, Azure Government is adding two new regions for US Department of Defense data, designed to meet DISA Impact Level 5.

Impact Level 5 data includes CUI that requires a higher level of protection, including that of unclassified National Security Systems. It can only be processed in a dedicated infrastructure that ensures physical separation of DoD customers from non-DoD tenants. These new DoD regions will be designed to meet specific controls and commitments defined in the DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG) that require the specific engineering controls in place for data permitted to be stored in the cloud. Availability of these new regions is planned for later this year.

Read more about it from the link below.

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