SharePoint and OneDrive Security and Compliance
Security you can trust, control you can count on.
MODIFIED: June 7, 2018 08:29
The collaboration landscape has changed. Connectivity is ubiquitous and the ability to work remotely has become an ingrained part of the work practice. People have come to expect to be able to access email and documents from anywhere on any device – and for that experience to be seamless.
While this has been an enormous boost to productivity, it also presents huge challenges for security. Previously, businesses needed to concern themselves with a firewall that ended at the corporate boundary. Now that boundary has shifted to the end user. Businesses need to ensure sure that corporate data is safe while enabling users to stay productive in today’s mobile-first world, where the threat landscape is increasingly complex and sophisticated. Use the resources here to learn how SharePoint and OneDrive help to protect, manage, and secure your information.
June 12th, 2018
Identify weak links in your security
Security is like a chain; it’s only as strong as the weakest link. And even the best systems may have areas that aren’t as strong as they should be–which can lead to large breaches that are costly and damaging. From internal threats to external attacks, Microsoft 365 Enterprise offers a holistic approach to protecting your identity, apps, data, and devices–and can help you strengthen your entire security chain. Get the free eBook at https://resources.office.com/ww-landing-m365e-identify-weaklinks-in-your-security-interactive-ebook.html?LCID=EN-US&wt.mc_id=eml_m365—identify-weak-links-in-your-security.
May 31st, 2018
New to Microsoft 365 in May—
empowering and securing users
May 30th, 2018
Assess GDPR readiness with Microsoft Cloud App Security
Starting today Microsoft Cloud App Security provides new risk assessment capabilities to help you determine if the cloud apps and services used across your organization are compliant with GDPR requirements. On May 25, 2018 the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. The GDPR imposes new rules on organizations that offer goods and services to EU citizens, or that collect and analyze data tied to EU residents, regardless of where the businesses are located. It establishes strict privacy requirements, governing how you manage and protect personal data, while respecting individual choice – no matter where data is sent, processed, or stored. Learn more at https://cloudblogs.microsoft.com/enterprisemobility/2018/05/30/assess-gpdr-readiness-with-microsoft-cloud-app-security/.
May 4th, 2018
New eBook: Security you can trust, control you can count on with SharePoint and OneDrive
There’s a in shift in work habits: more employees are working remotely and using mobile devices to perform business tasks. To enable the productivity of these remote workers, organizations are embracing cloudbased collaboration solutions and mobile devices to ensure that almost any office job can be done remotely. While enabling remote working capabilities, organizations are also concerned about the security of their sensitive business data, which could potentially get exposed in this new world of work.
The risk of information exposure has increased because users don’t always work from endpoints connected to the corporate network, and sensitive data is no longer restricted to the organizational perimeter. Organizations with enormous security budgets and elite security analysts are still struggling to address the increased threats of this modern workstyle. This eBook provides an overview of Microsoft SharePoint and OneDrive for Business security and compliance capabilities designed to address the modern workstyle. Learn more at https://aka.ms/Security-eBook.
May 1st, 2018
General Availability of Device-Based Access Policies for SharePoint and OneDrive
The risk of information exposure has increased because users don’t always work on desktop computers connected to the corporate network. Access controls now need to account for users connecting their mobile devices to non-secure networks or using their own unmanaged devices. These new access controls start with conditional access policies. Conditional access allows you to keep your corporate data safe while providing your users a secure environment in which they can work from any device. Learn more at https://aka.ms/AccessPolicies.
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The collaboration landscape has changed
In today’s complex and regulated environment, businesses need to focus on building more secure solutions that deliver value to their customers, partners, and shareholders—both in the cloud and on-premises.
Microsoft has been building enterprise software for decades and running some of the largest online services in the world. We draw from this experience to keep making SharePoint and OneDrive more secure for users, by implementing and continuously improving security-aware software development, operational management, and threat-mitigation practices that are essential to the strong protection of your services and data.
SharePoint and OneDrive are uniquely positioned to help you address these evolving security challenges. To begin with, Microsoft has continued to evolve with new standards and regulations. This has been a guiding principle as we think about security for SharePoint and OneDrive. Right alongside that principle is this one: There is no security without usability. If security gets in the way of productivity, users will find a different, less secure way to do their work.
SharePoint and OneDrive allow your organization to go beyond its regular business rhythms and be nimbler in responding to market changes and opportunities. These solutions enable users to access the files and documents they need wherever they’re doing work while sharing and collaborating in real-time. And you control and own your data while Microsoft takes care of it. Explore the many options SharePoint and OneDrive provide to secure you and your information and then read our eBook Securing your content in the new world of work with SharePoint and OneDrive.
For businesses, the time is now to reevaluate security practices. In the modern communications and collaboration, landscape connectivity is ubiquitous and the ability to work remotely has become an ingrained part of the work practice. People have come to expect to be able to access email and documents from anywhere on any device – and for that experience to be seamless.
While this has been an enormous boost to productivity, it also presents huge challenges for security. Previously, businesses needed to concern themselves with a firewall that ended at the corporate boundary. Now that boundary has shifted to the end user. Businesses need to ensure sure that corporate data is safe while enabling users to stay productive in today’s mobile-first world, where the threat landscape is increasingly complex and sophisticated.
We know that data loss is non-negotiable, and overexposure to information can have legal and compliance implications. SharePoint and OneDrive provide a broad array of features and capabilities designed to make certain that your sensitive information remains that way with investments across our security and compliance principles to include compliance tools that span on-premises servers and Office 365 while providing a balance between enabling user self-service.
The rapidly-changing security landscape means that your organization’s content – its knowledge – is being shared more broadly, and accessed from more devices and more locations, than ever before. We’re committed to the security, privacy, and compliance of your data, and we continuously innovate intelligent ways to protect your content and to empower you to govern and manage information. Last month we announced label-based classification for information management policies, which enable a more dynamic governance of content across SharePoint, Exchange, and Skype, and Microsoft Teams. We’re continuously working to ensure content usage adheres to corporate policy defending your organization from today’s growing and evolving advanced threats.
To learn more about security and compliance with SharePoint and OneDrive:
Content and Presentations
Microsoft Ignite 2017 – Announcements and Resources
Microsoft Ignite Recording – Security you can trust, control you can count on with SharePoint and OneDrive
Microsoft Ignite Recording – Learn how SharePoint Online safeguards your data in the cloud
Microsoft Ignite Recording – Quickly find what’s relevant and reduce risk with intelligent eDiscovery in Office 365
Microsoft Ignite Recording – Office 365 and GPPR
Visual Interactive – Share with confidence with SharePoint and OneDrive
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