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Microsoft Azure Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

Microsoft Azure, the first hyper-scale cloud computing platforms achieves the most widely recognized security accreditation in health care ‘HITRUST CSF Certification,’ that incorporates industry-specific security, privacy and regulatory requirements from such regulations as HIPAA/HITECH, PCI, ISO 27001 and MARS-E.

It also incorporates best practices and provides a single framework for health organizations to evaluate the Azure environment. The following list shows the Azure Services included in this HITRUST certification:

Identity and Access Management

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Rights Management
  • Multi-Factor Authentication


  • Virtual Machines
  • Cloud Services
  • Batch


  • Application Gateway
  • VPN Gateway
  • Express Route
  • Virtual Network
  • Load Balancer
  • Traffic Manager

Web & Mobile

  • Web Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Notification Hubs


  • HDInsight

Management & Security

  • Azure Key Vault
  • Scheduler
  • Azure Management Portal
  • Azure Classic Portal

Media & CDN

  • Media Services

Data & Storage

  • Redis Cache – including Premium
  • SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • SQL Virtual Machines
  • Storage- Blob, Table, Queue, Files, and Disks – including Premium

Hybrid Integration

  • Service Bus
  • Workflow

Microsoft Azure Achieves HITRUST CSF Certification

At the CES 2017 electronics trade show, Microsoft, while reportedly has something planned for Nissan and Cortana, will also “showcasing Azure, and the power of software for connected cars,” with attendees to understand how the cloud and artificial intelligence can enable personalized in-car experiences, can go for a test drive in a highly automated vehicle.

The test drive will happen at the Gold Lot/North Plaza NP-2 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Though only a conceptual demonstration, technologies from Microsoft, NXP Semiconductors, IAV, Esri, Swiss Re, and Cubic Telcom will all be on display during the demonstration. Attendees will be able to learn how cars securely “talk” to other cars, how they monitor what is happening in their surroundings to improve safety, and how cars can adapt to different driving styles.

  • Microsoft will showcase future scenarios where artificial intelligence bots can help improve driver safety, engagement, and integration with calendars and personal preferences. And will also analyze current traffic situations and pedestrian density in real time based on sensor data such as V2X, radar, camera and LIDAR, using the Microsoft Azure Cloud.
  • NXP Semiconductors will showcase improved road safety and traffic flow via secure communications between vehicles (V2V) and between vehicles and the surrounding infrastructure (V2I). Use cases will include collision warnings, intelligent traffic lights and vulnerable road-user detection at intersections — all based on NXP’s automotive RoadLINK products. NXP cooperates with Delphi and Savari for the onboard and roadside units.
  • IAV has developed highly automated driving technology. Automated driving is a major contributor in the quest to improve urban congestion and reduce its associated ?pollution. The highly automated driving vehicle is capable of connecting with infrastructure, pedestrians and the Microsoft Azure Cloud to enable the vehicle to react automatically and safely in its surroundings.
  • Esri, meanwhile will show off its mapping and spatial analytics technology which talks to Microsoft Cortana.
  • Swiss Re will show off its smart insurance models which simulate personalized, flexible insurance coverage using Microsoft Azure technology to offer future connected mobility solutions.
  • Cubic Telcom will show it’s 4G LTE connectivity, high-quality, always-on infotainment, access to competitive bundled service plans that include Wi-Fi hotspot services, personal apps and more.

Update 01/05: Microsoft Azure team posted a video of its free on-demand webinar that provides a look at three ways to better secure your hybrid environment, as well as a high-level overview of the changing role IT operations management plays in security.

There are essentially three areas where hybrid cloud management and security can make a real difference for your organization: bringing IT and security operations together; ensuring good security hygiene; and enabling rapid threat detection and response, writes the Microsoft Server and Cloud Platform Team.

See the video over HERE.

In a new video, the company shows you how to use and manage Azure Analysis Services in the cloud, which helps you transform complex data into actionable insights, and is available in preview.

With Azure Analysis Services, “users in your organization can connect to your data models using tools like Excel, Power BI and others to create reports and perform ad-hoc data analysis. By leveraging the skills, tools and data your team has today, you can get more from the investments you’ve already made.”

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, Microsoft will be discussing the next wave of innovation that will be built on today’s technology trends, including big data, artificial intelligence, and augmented and virtual reality, writes Steve Guggenheimer.

“As exciting as 2016 has been for technology, the future looks to be even brighter,” he writes. As a primer for CES, Guggenheimer shares the video of a recent talk he did at DevIntersection and that provides great primer for CES 2017:

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