Microsoft Signs Cloud Security Compliance Agreement; Stuart McKee Comments

new-microsoft-logo_EMMicrosoft has agreed to follow the FBI‘s Criminal Justice Information Systems security requirements for cloud computing technology, Government Technology reported Monday.

Jason Shueh writes Microsoft indicates in an agreement with the California Department of Justice that it will comply with CJIS standards for managing criminal justice information in the cloud.

Stuart McKee, Microsoft chief technology officer, told Government Technology that the company aims to establish government partnerships through the agreement.

Shueh reports the agreement calls for quarterly security updates, background checks on Microsoft personnel and physical access to the firm’s cloud facilities.

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