SharePoint Security Best Practices and Audits from Fpweb Keep Your SharePoint Online and On Premise Environments Safe. Get Your SharePoint Security Score Today.
SharePoint security cannot be an afterthought. Connecting SharePoint to the Cloud or external users increases your risk.
Mitigate your risk with best practices, audits and security scores to appropriately secure SharePoint.
-Rob LaMear, Fpweb Founder & CEO
SHAREPOINT SECURITY HELPS YOU:
Scan for malware hiding in SharePoint
Keep your SharePoint software updated
Know what SharePoint users can access
Scan SharePoint for known vulnerabilities
Avoid SharePoint data loss
Know what is being shared internally and externally
Encrypt SharePoint data at rest, in transit
Secure what SharePoint search indexes
Secure and manage group, user permissions
SHAREPOINT SECURITY BEST PRACTICES
Have a single administrator for each site collection
This will enhance your security practices. Try to assign as few users as possible as administrators of your collections. Use the “Site users” tool to visualize the administrators.
Use groups to manage users
When used properly, SharePoint’s flexibility and security model allows administrators to define different user permissions, creating a sustainable security model. This will make it easier to adjust permissions as you just have to edit the group and not individual people. Using groups allows you to easily add and remove people from the group without worrying about having to set specific permission levels for individual users.
Avoid using document or item level permissions
Setting single item permissions is dangerous because it is hard to see an overview of such permissions, making it impossible to do proper security maintenance.