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Azure Blob Storage for Sensitive Employee Data?

Hello.


I am planing on moving files containing employee information (SSN, Personal Info, W-2s Ect) into an azure storage account. Currently these file are stored on-prem.

Would using blob storage with some sort of security measures be enough to safely store this info? What measures should I take to grantee security? Only the subscription tenant will access this data.

I have already read and watched some of Microsoft's documentation on blob storage but want to confirm before moving any files, as this would be my fist time doing some thing of this nature.

Thank you for your time.

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KalyanChanumolu-MSFT answered tylers-8644 commented

@tylers-8644 Welcome to Microsoft Q&A forums.

Since the data you are moving is extremely sensitive in nature, you will need to protect it not just from unauthorized access but also from corruption and data loss.

We have documented the recommendations for securing Blob storage here - Security recommendations for Blob storage
There is also a module on Microsoft Learn that will help you understand the security and advanced threat protection features - Secure your Azure Storage account

Please go through these and let us know if you have any further questions.


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This helps but I am still trying to figure out if this is the standard for storing sensitive data in Azure. Is there a more secure way to do this? The concepts of securing blob storage I understand. I also am interested in seeing other solutions/options for storing employee data in the cloud.

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