All Blog Posts Tagged 'security' (10)

How to find permission changes in SharePoint 2013 site collection

Introduction

SharePoint is gradually emerging as the most preferred collocation platform for enterprises. The greatest challenge to any collaboration platform is to ensure security without compromising the collaboration facilities. Access to SharePoint data is controlled by the permissions given to users. But what would happen if permissions can be changed without being noticed? Such a possibility should be avoided at any cost. That is why auditing permission changes…

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Added by Satyendra Tiwari on January 19, 2016 at 12:53 — No Comments

Evaluating SharePoint's Security Model

Evaluating how well SharePoint's security model performs against a real-world business scenario.

In my last post, we established 4 core requirements for a new hypothetical security model for SharePoint. They were:

1) Accommodate business change,…

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Added by Peter Bradley on January 6, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

Reimagining a New Security Model for SharePoint

SharePoint's old security model was conceived in a different era. Let's imagine what a new security model might look like.

In my last post, we looked at the humble beginnings of SharePoint as Microsoft Tahoe, and pointed out that the security model really hasn't changed in the 15 years…

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Added by Peter Bradley on December 15, 2015 at 10:18 — No Comments

Microsoft Tahoe and the Evolution of SharePoint Security

In my first post, I explained the biggest problems of SharePoint security model and how it creates risks. With so much change, so much growth, so many new threats - perhaps SharePoint's security model could use a rethink?

Microsoft Tahoe - Where it all…

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Added by Peter Bradley on November 30, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

The Biggest Problems With Microsoft's SharePoint Security Model

Dear all,



I wanted to share with you my thoughts on SharePoint security model, and why it's clearly outdated for today's corporate environment.









SharePoint's groups-based security model



SharePoint security is…

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Added by Peter Bradley on November 9, 2015 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Permissions – A Critical Piece of the SharePoint Picture

Introduction

Permissions act as the gateway and firewall to your SharePoint objects. The fact that SharePoint is (generally) available to all your staff in house and via the Internet is good news for ease of access, but would…

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Added by Gerry Brimacombe on May 28, 2015 at 16:30 — 2 Comments

Beware of the ASP.NET SQL Membership Provider for your SharePoint Extranet…

If you’re exploring how to leverage Forms-based Authentication for your SharePoint Extranet, chances are you’ve run into the ASP.NET SQL Membership Provider. Aside from the MSDN link I just pointed to, you’ll probably find countless tutorials about it online, as well as a few open-source products (such as the CodePlex SharePoint FBA Pack) and other commercial products I won’t name here for…

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Added by Raphael Londner on December 23, 2014 at 9:14 — 4 Comments

Four ways to achieve great SharePoint security governance

In my work as an IT consultant I spend a lot of time focusing on security, both of content and users. Almost every organisation I work with has questions about how SharePoint deals with these issues, and they can slow down a project right upfront as details are worked out and senior stakeholders reassured.

SharePoint 2013, as many of us know, offers a powerful security model. As well as groups and permission levels, the inheritance model means that right 'out of the box' SharePoint…

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Added by Chris Wright on July 8, 2014 at 13:44 — 1 Comment

How to security trim search results in SharePoint 2013

SharePoint 2013 has a new and improved search results page functionality:

  • Users can see a fly-out with a preview of the document type by resting their cursor over the search result.
  • Microsoft Office documents will display the application icon in front of the title of the search result.
  • Search will remember, and learn from, what the user has previously searched on and clicked, thereby improving the user search experience.

Another aspect of…

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Added by Darrell Houghton on August 20, 2013 at 20:02 — 1 Comment

InfoSecurity study shows that two-thirds of SharePoint users have no security policy

In a study conducted by InfoSecurity-magazine and Emedia and sponsored by Boldon James results show that “shocking two-thirds of SharePoint-using companies in a recent survey have admitted to having ‘no active security policy’ in place for the application”.

In the study they contacted a wide range of business from -25…

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Added by Marijn Somers on February 22, 2013 at 10:32 — 2 Comments

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