Microsoft has enhanced it’s popular “OneDrive” cloud storage facility, to add a new highly secure Personal Vault option as described below:

https://www.pcmag.com/news/369236/microsoft-enhances-onedrive-with-a-personal-vault

You’d hope that any cloud storage option was secure, but Microsoft is going an extra step to offer enhanced security for OneDrive by introducing a new protected area.   OneDrive is Microsoft cloud storage service allowing you to upload all files and photos and access them from any device. It can be used as a standalone product or as part of an Office 365 subscription. Access is by way of secure login, but Microsoft is introducing a new protected area within your OneDrive called Personal Vault.

Accessing the files within Personal Vault will require a “strong authentication method or a second step of identity verification,” which takes the form of a fingerprint, face, PIN, or code sent to your email address or phone via SMS. There’s also the Microsoft Authenticator app to use if you so wish. Microsoft sees Personal Vault as a way to protect your most sensitive files and will use an automatic locking system to ensure after a short period of inactivity your Personal Vault locks itself, requiring re-authentication to access again.