Microsoft to Introduce Encryption for Office 365

Microsoft is to start rolling out encrypted storage for Office 365 in July, according to reports coming out of today’s TechEd North America conference.

Now each file stored in OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online will be encrypted with “advanced encryption technology”.

Check out what Microsoft had to say:

We’ve continued to make investments in security with our layered defense strategy at physical, logical, and data layers where we have technologies, processes, and best practices to keep your data secure in our data centers. We have also built user-level encryption features like S/MIME, Office 365 Messaging encryption, and data loss prevention (DLP) fingerprinting into the service in the past few months. Our latest encryption methodology will start to deploy to Office 365 business customers beginning in July. The technology moves beyond a single encryption key per disk to deliver a unique encryption key per file. With advanced encryption technology, every file stored in SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business is encrypted with its own key, and subsequent updates to a file are encrypted with their own unique key as well. This makes OneDrive for Business and SharePoint Online highly secure content storage for your data.