Chapter 3. Understand security, privacy, compliance, and trust

As businesses move to the cloud, one of the most important concerns is the security of applications and data in the cloud. The term security, however, is a broad term with many meanings. Businesses want to be sure that someone with malicious intentions can’t impact an application’s availability or access application data, but they also want to ensure that their own employees’ access to cloud resources is controlled. In addition, businesses also have many legal standards and policies they must comply with, and there must be trust that a cloud provider meets those standards.

Azure has services and features that focus on all of these concerns. Applications that are exposed to the public ...

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