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Information Security Checklist: Best Practices for SharePoint

So for true security of data, a layered approach to data security that bases security on the sensitivity of the information (content) itself, or one that is “content-aware”, is required versus just looking at access controls

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Security Governance Best Practices for SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 | SharePoint Online

Security Governance Best Practices for SharePoint 2013 & Office 365 | 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

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Security & Identity Management Considerations for Application Development in SharePoint 2013 & Office 365

Security & Identity Management "From the Consulting Trenches" There are a number of security, identity management and authentication considerations when developing custom applications and related features in SharePoint 2013, Office 365, SharePoint Online and Microsoft Azure

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Is information downloaded from your DMS secure from intentional/unintentional data leaks?

The frontrunner of these challenges is the security of the information when it is outside the DMS! It is widely known that collaboration and security are competing forces. DMS by virtue of its core functionality to enhance collaboration between users falls short of providing tight security to content when it is outside its realms

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Uncovering Office 365, SharePoint Online and My Data

The following section details what Microsoft is doing in terms of protecting data within Office 365 , as well as the precautions they are taking to address these security concerns

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SharePoint: A Point of Confusion

Those looking to use SharePoint in a successful way must also include as part of their overall program: Information governance structure and responsibilities Corporate instruments like taxonomies and metadata and security models Enterprise strategies and technologies for managing content using SharePoint Existing or additional technologies and solutions for Document Management, Imaging, Electronic Records Management, Web Content Management, Workflow, and Collaboration Integration techniques and migration In my view, SharePoint is one of those product sets which serves as a platform upon which you can build your enterprise content management environment but this requires more than the technology available through SharePoint

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Dissecting a Decade of SharePoint Consulting Success - Article 2 of 4: Whiteboarding

I like to then ask the business and technical teams to imagine strings connecting sites and site collections to these content databases which will then connect to other areas of SharePoint in the overall hierarchy which will affect areas such as search and even more importantly tie into security (Active Directory \ SharePoint Security Groups, etc.)

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Should Your SharePoint 2007 Platform Migrate to 2010 or Go Right to SharePoint 2013?

SharePoint’s security was implemented mostly with Active Directory groups when it first rolled out but this company has a lot of cross-functional projects and related project sites that require access from users from different departments. In just like any company, they have created a good number of custom SharePoint security groups and they don’t really have a true grasp on what sites are secured with these custom SharePoint security groups and what sites are just using the “departmental AD Groups

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SharePoint as a Service and a Solution (SPaaS)

SharePoint as a Service and a Solution (SPaaS) As the Information Age reaches a new level of maturity, many organization are finding that the data and content they have been storing, both physically and electronically, have become both an immense administrative burden as well as a security risk and a key to unlocking potential for the organization

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