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Overview

Encryption is a proven means of securing data in the cloud. Secure management of the keys used is essential to effectively protecting data in the cloud. With Key Vault, keys and secret keys such as passwords can be encrypted using keys that are stored in HSMs (hardware security modules). Additional security is ensured if user keys are imported or generated in HSMs that are certified for FIPS 140-2 Level 2 and Common Criteria EAL4+.

This way, the keys do not leave the HSM system. With Key Vault, keys are invisible to Microsoft and cannot be extracted.

Getting Started

Getting Started

  1. 10/1/2015, Video, 0:17:36
    Today Amit Bapat introduces Scott to Azure Key Vault. With Azure Key Vault, you can encrypt keys and small secrets like passwords using keys stored in hardware security...
  2. 8/25/2015, Video, 1:16:24
    Managing cryptographic keys and secrets is an essential part of safeguarding data in the cloud. With the new Azure Key Vault service, customers can easily import/create,...
  3. 5/31/2017, Trainings
    Security is a top-level concern when it comes to cloud computing for organizations of all types. In this course, you will be introduced to Azure security and compliance. We...
  4. 9/28/2015, Video, 0:36:39
    In this session, learn how to use disk encryption management for IaaS virtual machines and Azure Key Vault to help protect and safeguard your data to meet your organizational...
  5. 10/11/2016, Video, 0:12:25
    For a Guide to a Modern IT Environment, click: http://aka.ms/GuideModernIT. We talk about on TechDefense the importance of encryption for businesses and look at one possible...
  6. 9/28/2016, Video, 1:25:09
    Microsoft Azure enables you to control your data in Azure through advanced technologies to encrypt, control & audit access, separate, and dispose of data according to your...

Azure Key Vault News

8/12/2020, Service Updates
Use self-managed RSA keys stored in the Azure Key Vault to encrypt your backups and maintain full control of your data.
8/12/2020, Azure Podcast
We had a chance to talk with Ines Khelifi, the Principal PM Manager for Azure Digital Twins on the different use cases she has seen, the latest preview, and how Azure Digital Twins can be...
7/10/2020, Azure Podcast
The team is joined by Stephen Wu from ADLS to talk about how the ADLS Gen 2 team is working to simplify the Storage conversation for Azure customers by driving for feature parity with Blob...
7/3/2020, Azure DevOps Blog
Happy Friday! Working with secrets, managing the flow of work, testing, and CI are the focus points for today’s roundup. Enjoy! Using Azure Key Vault Secrets with PowerShell Tasks in Azure...
6/24/2020, Service Updates
Azure Monitor for Key Vault Preview provides comprehensive monitoring of your key vaults by delivering a unified view of your Key Vault requests, performance, failures, and latency.
6/1/2020, Service Updates
For the Hyperscale service tier in Azure SQL Database, TDE with bring your own key (BYOK) support is now available in preview. TDE with BYOK gives customers full and granular control over usage...
5/29/2020, Service Updates
A new bring your own key (BYOK) method to import keys securely from on-premises HSMs into Azure Key Vault is now generally available. This BYOK method can be used to import keys from any...
5/19/2020, Service Updates
Azure Key Vault safeguards data in the cloud with enhancements for Azure Private Link, bring your own key (BYOK), and Key Vault secrets.
5/19/2020, Service Updates
Azure HDInsight enterprise security enhancements include support for customer-managed key encryption with Azure Key Vault and a new feature, ID broker, which simplifies authentication setups.