KMWorld Featuring Cryptzone: SharePoint Collaboration Meet Dynamic Permissions

June 22, 2016 |
KMWorld Featuring Cryptzone: SharePoint Collaboration Meet Dynamic Permissions

SharePoint collaboration promises to make organizations more effective across all devices, greatly improving mobile access to content, people, and applications. This promise, however, can quickly result in significant business risks as collaboration in SharePoint becomes cumbersome, costly, inflexible and prone to security breaches.

Risky Business

Securely collaborating in SharePoint depends on the correct users gaining access to the correct documents. This results in significant challenges for SharePoint, exposing organizations to unnecessary risk and non-compliance. Today’s users don’t only need to access information from within the corporate network from a corporate PC—they need mobility. Organizations must balance the increased risk and need for users to work from less secure locations on less secure devices.

To grant access to documents based on the traditional permission model, administrators need to constantly update user/group definitions and document permissions to reflect collaboration needs. This is time-consuming and, to keep up, administrators often adopt a “security compromise” approach, which exposes the organization to significant security weaknesses. These intricate collaboration permissions can significantly impact system performance because the long list of permissions assigned to each user must be constantly evaluated against an equally long list of permissions assigned to each document. The permission process typically involves multiple departments resulting in significant lag between what’s needed and when actioned.

The result? Frustrated business users. And when frustrated, they start looking for quick fixes. That usually involves duplicating sites and documents as well as storing files on unsecured and uncontrolled locations. In most cases, attempting to solve the collaboration problem with permissions just results in a serious degradation in security and compliance.

Interested in solving these issues with a dynamic permissions solution? Read the full article SharePoint Collaboration Meet Dynamic Permissions at KMWorld.

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Philip Marshall

As Cryptzone’s Director of Product Marketing, Phil Marshall brings over 14 years of experience in both product and services marketing as well as 10 + years experience in the high-tech publishing space with publications including Dr. Dobb’s Journal and Byte magazine. Prior to joining Cryptzone, Phil worked at security firms Rapid7, Positive Technologies and RSA. He also was a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Black Duck, the leading open source governance and management firm.

A speaker at recent (ISC)2 conferences and ISACA, he’s participated in numerous webinars, in panel discussions and presented on topics including Identity Security, Application Security and Open Source Governance and Management.

Marshall earned a BA at Bates College and an MBA, cum laude, at the F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College.

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