As we all know, right now cloud computing holds center stage in IT industry. A very important part of the discussion is "security". While benefits of cloud become clearer, it seems almost every day a new press article or analyst report indicating that cloud security and privacy are top concern for customers. Just one e.g.: A Microsoft survey revealed that while 86% of senior business leaders are excited about cloud computing, more than 75% are concerned about security, access and privacy of data.
At TechEd 2010 North America, Bob Muglia discussed this issue, too, saying, "The data that you've is in your organization is yours. We're not confused about that, and it's incumbent on us to help you protect that information for you. Microsoft's strategy is to deliver software, services and tools that enable customers to realize the benefits of a cloud-based model with the reliability and security of on-premises software."
To learn about Microsoft's cloud security efforts, try Global Foundations Services (GFS), or white papers "Securing Microsoft's Cloud Infrastructure" and "Microsoft's Compliance Framework for Online Services".