Security Governance Best Practices for SharePoint 2013 & Office 365’s SharePoint Online

Posted by EPC Group on Jan.13, 2015 9:00 am

Security Governance Best Practices for SharePoint 2013 & Office 365’s SharePoint Online

EPC Group understands that security has never been a hotter topic in IT, but in most cases, even though it is being discussed by members of the organization and dominates a good deal of technology news coverage, it is still often not properly addressed in many SharePoint deployments.

In many SharePoint deployments, the organization’s Active Directory (AD) deployment may have a good deal of duplication, custom groups, or old and expired information that have been created and stored over many years.

Implementing a best practices SharePoint security strategy requires in-depth planning and knowledge of the overall information architecture (IA) design as well as an understa

nding and awareness of the capabilities available.

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Topics: Active Directory EU Safe Harbor HIPAA Office 365 PHI - Protected Health Information PII - Personally Identifiable Information SharePoint 2013 SharePoint 2013 From the Consulting Trenches SharePoint Governance SharePoint Security

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