Understand Microsoft 365 encryption

Risk Practitioner
Privacy Manager
Microsoft 365

Learn how Microsoft 365 encrypts data-at-rest and in-transit, securely manages encryption keys, and provides key management options to customers to meet their business needs and compliance obligations.

Learning objectives

Upon completion of this module, you should be able to:

  • Explain how encryption mitigates the risk of unauthorized data disclosure.
  • Describe Microsoft data-at-rest and data-in-transit encryption solutions.
  • Explain how Microsoft 365 implements service encryption to protect customer data at the application layer.
  • Understand the differences between Microsoft managed keys and customer managed keys for use with service encryption.