Office 365, SharePoint Online and My Data

Posted by EPC Group on Jan.18, 2015 5:30 pm

Overview of Office 365, SharePoint Online and My Data

A major area of concern about Office 365 is the lack of understanding about how and where the data itself is stored and what proactive measures are being taken to ensure that your data is safe.

As part of our research and our ongoing consulting efforts at EPC Group in relation to Microsoft SharePoint 2013and Office 365, we were able to take a tour of an Office 365 data center/facility and hear firsthand from Microsoft some of the steps they are taking to help customers feel at ease about their data.

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Topics: Data Risk & Compliance Office 365 Office 365 Security S2S Authentication Safe Harbor Compliance SharePoint 2013

Data Breaches and Implementing Proactive Security Policies

Posted by EPC Group on Jan.27, 2015 5:06 pm

Data Breaches and Implementing Proactive Security Policies

Over the past few, there have been some very high profile instances of data breaches in environments of all types. The NSA IT Administrator Edward Snowden, who accessed and shared classified NSA data, has been the most widely publicized incident around this and there has been an added push to mitigate future data breaches and examine how these types of incidences actually occurred.

Do you or the assigned person within your organization have reporting capabilities regarding user access and security levels? What about the ability to view “approved” security levels or have an available feature that sends out an alert if an unapproved security level is applied to an individual? Being more vigilant around securing your organization’s data should be one of the leading drivers of your SharePoint and overall IT roadmap as many organizations have become complacent in this area.

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Topics: Data Breaches Data Risk & Compliance FISMA HIPAA Information Management Office 365 Security PHI - Protected Health Information PII - Personally Identifiable Information Safe Harbor Compliance Security Policies SharePoint Security