Industry Updates

Security Concerns with Microsoft SharePoint

Ongoing governance and oversight of SharePoint usage and content is critical, but usually done poorly.

Most business managers have little visibility into their Microsoft SharePoint environments, and believe that the collaboration tool could put them at risk of data theft, according to new research from enterprise provisioning firm Courion.

The company found that, although SharePoint sites are proliferating among organisations, 86 per cent of managers are concerned that sensitive data is finding its way onto these sites without proper safeguards.

Over a third of firms have no policy defining acceptable usage for SharePoint, and around 63 per cent do not have the tools in place to monitor SharePoint usage, access or policy compliance.