Is Your SharePoint Migration Putting Your Sensitive Content at Risk?
When you decide to migrate to a new version of SharePoint or Office 365, expectations are high. Visions of improved productivity, reduced downtime, and ease of use are top of mind for IT and corporate leadership.
But, if you aren’t also thinking about security implications, your migration may place your sensitive data at risk for accidental exposure, compliance issues or even a data breach. When migrating to newer and different collaboration systems, corporate data, like personally identifiable information (PII) and intellectual property (IP) is always at an increased risk for theft and loss. As a result, a new type of migration approach is necessary to limit risk: secure migration.
Secure migration ensures that content ends up in the correct places, with the correct access and permissions. A secure migration approach protects your sensitive content and builds a solid foundation for ongoing data management.
The Step-by-Step Approach to a Secure Migration
The best time to incorporate security into a SharePoint or Office 365 migration plan is at the start. This is the window when stakeholders are most engaged in the process and you have an opportunity to start fresh.
The presentation below will guide you through key considerations for each phase of the process to make sure you are set up for long term success.
- Governance policies, responsibilities and processes
- Setting data classification rules
- Choosing the right environment – on-premises, cloud or hybrid
- Approaches to migration
- Ongoing secure management of sensitive content
Jai Dargan, Senior Director of Product Management, and Adam Levithan, Director of Product Management and Microsoft MVP, recently presented the Metalogix methodology for Secure Migration.
Jai Dargan is a Senior Director of Product Management at Metalogix, where he directs the strategy Metalogix’s security and compliance solutions. In this capacity, Jai guides the direction of Metalogix products aimed at securing content collaboration, including ControlPoint, Sensitive Content Manager, and Insider Threat Index. Prior to Metalogix, Jai was a co-founder at Pim Labs, LLC, a startup company (acquired by Metalogix) that built solutions for securing social networks and sensitive content. He holds a Masters Degree from Georgetown University and an undergraduate degree from New York University.