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From the Gartner Information Security Summit on SharePoint Security

by Neil MacDonald  |  July 27, 2009  |  2 Comments

We had a crowd of several hundred people for my presentation on SharePoint security at the recent Gartner Information Security Summit. It’s pretty much as I suspected – just like virtualization projects where security tends to be an afterthought (if considered at all), SharePoint deployments are pretty much following the same course. When I polled […]

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Getting Ready for the Summit

by Neil MacDonald  |  June 22, 2009  |  1 Comment

I’ve been absent for a few weeks from my regular blogging activities performing research and building the final presentations for next week’s Gartner Information Security Summit in Washington DC. This is Gartner’s single largest event focused exclusively on all aspects of information security. All of the information security analysts will be there discussing topics as […]

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A Refreshing CIO Perspective on Information Security

by Neil MacDonald  |  May 4, 2009  |  Comments Off

I’m here at the Midsize Enterprise Summit in Miami, Florida and I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss security issues with several CIOs this afternoon. One of the CIOs had a number of questions on SharePoint security. They described the grass roots adoption of the technology in their organization as “phenomenal” (consistent with […]

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SharePoint Security Best Practices

by Neil MacDonald  |  February 25, 2009  |  14 Comments

  I’m sure you’ve experienced the growth of SharePoint in your organizations firsthand (and those are only the deployments you know about!). SharePoint is a flexible product with a pretty powerful security architecture and it got even more powerful with the latest release. But with this flexibility comes complexity. In discussions with clients on securing […]

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