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Bring-Your-Own-Key in Azure SQL Database

Rod Edwards shares some hard-earned guidance:

Some organisations are more strict on security than others. Thats just the way of the world, whether it be local policy, industry policy, paranoia or worryingly…just not considering it a priority.

This is why Microsoft have to offer BYOK, no, not the famous Icelandic singer from the 90’s and beyond either. I’m (very) tenuously referring to “Bring Your Own Key” which allows customers to let the encryption key to be handled by Microsoft for their encryption purposes, but create and use one of their own.

Read on to learn more about how it works, as well as a couple of important warnings you should keep in mind.