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The Definitive Guide to Office 365 Security

By Rich Campagna | September 10, 2015 at 6:30 AM

Do a search for trending IT topics today, and it’s hard to find a topic that’s more discussed, and more controversial than cloud security. Cloud adoption within major enterprises has increased significantly thanks to the promise of cost savings, flexibility and increased productivity. Microsoft’s Office 365, in particular, is making significant headway into enterprises. The popular app is on pace to beat out Google Apps as the new leader in cloud-based email, file sharing, and productivity.

The idea that you can simply shift responsibility for your company’s data security to Microsoft however, is far from the truth. The Office 365 team includes highly trained security experts who
excel at protecting their infrastructure—they’re all over SSL, data redundancy, and backup systems. But they also won’t tell you who is accessing your data, from what device or when. They don’t know
when an employee has “gone rogue” or has had their credentials compromised. And they have no idea what happens to your data when it’s downloaded from the cloud to personal mobile devices.

According to the 2015 Bitglass Cloud Security Survey, 90 percent of companies are concerned about cloud security. In addition, 36 percent of companies believe that cloud-based applications like Office 365, are more risky than on-premise applications and fear the security risks associated with migrating to the cloud.


Over the next few weeks, this blog series will cover four topics that you must concern yourself with when migrating to Office 365.

  • Identity Sprawl
  • Suspicious User Behavior
  • Data Leakage
  • Mobile Data Protection

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To help provide more color on Office 365 security challenges, we have created The Definitive Guide to Office 365 Security. We're providing the entire document via a series of posts on this blog. Of course, if you binge watched all of Game of Thrones on Netflix in one sitting, you can binge-read the Definitive Guide by "streaming" it to your device right here



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