Microsoft’s cloud services including MS Office 365 is designed in such a way that it meets and exceeds the standards and regulations that users are looking for. It is designed considering government agencies that are looking for investing in cloud productivity services; want security-enhanced, robust and highly scalable cloud services and solutions, which can address a wide range of persistently-evolving regulatory, policy requirements and compliance.
Now MS Office 365 Government supports compliance by using IRS 1075. It provides assured guidance in order to ensure the practices, policies, controls and other safeguards, which are employed by the recipient organizations. It appropriately secure and protect the reliability and confidentiality of Federal Tax Information (FTI) and other related financial information and data. Additionally, IRS 1075 also helps in prioritizing the other security factors that include data center factors and parameters including data center contractors, employee activity, restricted or limited entry along with the IRS safeguard ratings & reviews. If you are looking for more information related to this announcement, check Microsoft Government blog.
Microsoft is constantly working in order to ensure that MS Office 365 (which can be installed at www.office.com/setup) can meet few of the standards required for data protection. And, this includes hundreds of controls that are required across the various standards. In turn, this ensures assured data protection, which is available across the range of applications, verticals, platforms and many other data center solutions and services. By leveraging their comprehensive approach towards compliance with each and every industry standards and required regulations, MS Office 365 is addressing all the crucial requirements of IRS 1075. And, undoubtedly, they are going to continue work with the top-notch IRS Safeguards team, along with the other compliance and regulatory organizations, which are across industries. In turn, this ensures their customers have a transparent and comprehensive support and assistance while working on the risk management that too in a highly comprehensive and regulated environment.
Here’s a complete approach towards compliance
Their approach towards compliance, which is based on in-built reliability, security and privacy in terms of design, involves highly proactive requirements calculated from users of several sizes, verticals and industries—right from the public safety, finance and healthcare to government, defense and many more. These requirements are a base set that are leveraged to build controls, which are used by Microsoft Office 365 teams in order to create, design, build and successfully run the service and solution. Today they have around 1,000 controls in MS Office 365 that are built to address the various standards, requirements and regulations. And, the ability to strongly support a wide scope of security and control requirements have successfully enabled MS Office’s team to meet the most crucial and stringent requirements including ISO 27001, CJIS, HIPAA, SSAE 16, SOC 2, and many more. To view the documented list of MS Office 365 Trust Center, click here.
By leveraging MS Office’s user’s solutions that are created to help, assist and support the regulatory requirements, they not only comprehensively demonstrate the commitment but also ensure that their users have a much more appropriately manage the way they secure and protect their data be it IRS 1075 for creating financial data, FERPA for education, CJIS for successful law enforcement and HIPAA for fitness and healthcare.
They are highly committed in investing in industry, processes, partnerships and technology in order to deliver the required technology to their customers. It helps in building trust and helps their customers in complying with a comprehensive and evolving set of the US and many International standards. If you are looking for more information about MS Office 365 privacy, security and compliance, check out MS Office 365 Trust Center.