15 Sep New Microsoft Cloud Security Service to Keep out Intruders & Government
Microsoft Corporation is working with Intel Corporation on a cloud-computing service that provides stronger encryption to keep data away from hackers and even secret data harvesting from governments.
The service is called Azure Confidential Computing. It uses technology that encrypts information while it is in use which according to Azure CTO Mark Russinovich, is when most breaches happen. Azure works by putting the information in a virtual black box, preventing anyone, even Microsoft, access to the information except the actual customer.
This means Microsoft will no longer have the ability to provide unencrypted data to government subpoenas or warrants without the customer’s consent.