Chapter 14. Data encryption

The security of your data is important. More specifically, the security of your customers’ data is critical. We hardly go a week without a major company in the news after they encountered a data breach. Often, these incidents are caused by a lack of security, misconfiguration, or plain carelessness. In this digital age, it’s all too easy for attackers to automate their attempts to gain access to your data. The time to recover from a security incident at an application level may be nothing compared to how long it takes the business to regain the trust of its customers if their data was exposed.

Azure includes encryption features that make it hard to claim you don’t have the time or expertise to secure your data. In ...

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