To help their enterprise customers ensure security, privacy and compliance requirements are met while considering the transition to the cloud, Microsoft on August 8, 2016 has announced Service Assurance Dashboard as part of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Center.
With the addition of the Office 365 Service Assurance Dashboard, customers can now ensure that the Office 365 services meets the various security, privacy and compliance requirements as it keep the transparency between them and Microsoft while also providing users a more robust set of tools for insights, test status, Audit Controls and more including:
- “Details on how Office 365 implements security, privacy and compliance controls including details of how third-party independent auditors perform audits to test these controls.
- Third-party independent audit reports including: SSAE 16 / SOC 1, SOC 2 / AT 101, ISO 27001 and ISO 27018.
- Deep insights into how we implement encryption, incident management, tenant isolation and data resiliency.
- Information on how you can leverage Office 365 security controls and configurations to protect your data,” informs office team.
Office-365-Service-Assurance-1b Service Assurance Dashboard released to Office 365 Security and Compliance CenterOffice 365 Service Assurance
The office team further notes, that while SA provide many detailed insights, but according to initial customer feedback, ‘Audited Controls’ are particularly helpful as it helps in understanding how Office 365 protects data with following details:
- “Test status of the Office 365 controls
- Control implementation details eplain how Office 365 implements a control
- Testing performed to evaluate control effectiveness—How independent auditors test the effectiveness of our security, compliance and privacy controls
- Test date indicates when a control was validated
- Office 365 controls—How the Office 365 internal controls map to standard controls.”
In this open and transparent model, we don’t just tell you “what” controls we have implemented, but also give you insights into “how” Microsoft implements and tests these controls. The Compliance Reports and Trust Documents provide you independent audit reports, deep-dive white papers and FAQs that are relevant to your geography and industry. Service Assurance helps you to stay secure and compliant with an “end-to-end” view of controls implemented by you as well as by Microsoft. For controls owned by you, it provides actionable implementation plans for relevant features that help you to implement these controls and manage your risks,” the post states.
Most obviously, the Service Assurance Dashboard is available to all Office 365 tenants as well as to prospective customers with Office 365 E3 or E5 trials subscription.
Head over to the Office 365 for Business site or to get started, follow at Security and Compliance Center—Service Assurance this guide .