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Office 365 Security & Compliance Center – Part 2

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Nathan O'Bryan MCSM
Office 365 is a collection of online services that allow organizations to use Exchange, Skype for Business, and SharePoint in the cloud. In the nearly five years that Office 365 has been available most of the organizations using Office 365 have used it just like that; for Exchange or Skype for Business or SharePoint in the cloud. Some organizations are using more than one of those services, but for the most part they are still using them separately.
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Random Thoughts on BYOD and Email

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Theresa Miller

One of the largest challenges many organizations face is how to secure email.  Industries such as healthcare and financial have government regulated policy to adhere to such as HIPPA and Sarbanes Oxley.  So how do we ensure that our users are not sending out information they shouldn’t be from their desks or mobile devices?  Also with the emergence of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) securing company data is become even more important than it has in the past.

Information Rights Management 

Over the years there have been many options that we have been able to consider.  First, let’s look at Information Rights Management.  This is a great product from Microsoft that allows the administrator or user to control what can be done with their email.  For example, if I send you information that may be somewhat confidential in nature I can put a restriction in place that prohibits your ability to forward or print this message.  Even better yet the message is transferred in an encrypted state.  As Microsoft continues to work on Information Rights Management the feature set is improving.  From a BYOD perspective they are even able to support Outlook Web App and Exchange Active Sync with the newer versions of the Exchange product. The largest downfall of this application is that it will only protect messages internal to an organization.  You will need a two-way federated trust between your Active Directory forest and any other organizations Active Directory forest in order to send messages to that external entity.

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