SharePoint Online - Data Encryption


  • Is data at rest on SharePoint Online (Office 365) storage encrypted? I understand RMS would allow us to encrypt all SharePoint Online data, but we do not have a need for RMS technology at this time. Therefore, I'd like to know if all SharePoint Online data is encrypted (using BitLocker for example) while at rest without RMS. Seeing how SharePoint Online services are provided using multi-tenant storage, this is a concern for our business.



    Friday, July 05, 2013 3:02 PM

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  • Microsoft is currently (as of 10/18/2014) rolling out BitLocker encryption for SharePoint data at rest.


    SharePoint Online Encryption at rest will provide BitLocker encryption by default on all customer document libraries, users' OneDrive for Business and site data - when they reside in the Office 365 datacenters. SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business have always provide encryption in-transit. Now your content is secure be it in motion or at rest. Learn more

    Doug Hemminger

    Sunday, October 19, 2014 1:53 PM