Microsoft Protects Azure with ‘Confidential Computing’ (DevOps Online)


Microsoft has opened an access program called ‘confidential computing’, which protects data from Azure security features.

The new service offers greater assurance to customers that avoid putting personal data in a public cloud, by encrypting data while in use, and is aimed at organizations in finance and health that need to share highly sensitive data.

Confidential computing focuses on hardware-based encryption, ensuring that data is required to be processed in the clear. It also protects data against threats from malicious insiders with access to hardware, external attacks that exploit bugs in the OS, application, and hypervisor, and unauthorized third-party access.