Do famous databases successfully secure the personal information of its clients?
Azure’s SQL Database helps you build security-enhanced apps in the cloud by providing advanced built-in protection and security features that dynamically mask sensitive data and encrypt it at rest and in motion. Data encryption allows for secure transmission and storage of your data in the public cloud. The encryption passphrase or key is stored locally and not on Azure. With Azure IaaS, you can use antimalware software from security vendors such as Microsoft, Symantec, Trend Micro, McAfee, and Kaspersky to protect your virtual machines from malicious files, adware, and other threats.
The identity and access management features that are built into Microsoft business products and services help protect organizational and personal information from unauthorized access while making it available to legitimate users whenever and wherever they need it.
The data to be stored as part of NursesRU comprises of personal data, rules and regulations about storage of data in public clouds especially in data centers located in outside EU require utmost care and caution. The security measures adopted by cloud vendors need to be fully understood before deploying an application to public clouds.
Right now the EU provides strong protection for personal data. If data belonging to EU businesses or citizens is stored outside the EU, the transfer of that data needs to be secure with data protection requirements at the other end at least as strong as those in the EU.
It becomes highly indispensable for cloud vendors to comply with industry level security standards.