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Collaboration is key in our global economy. More and more companies operate location-independent across multiple countries, capitalising the advantages of online connections and real-time collaboration.
However, the productivity gains of modern technology and online collaboration platforms, such as Microsoft Teams, can quickly turn into a headache for an IT department who has to minimise security issues and risks for data leakage.
“As Teams brings together so many elements of Microsoft 365, including files, you need to make sure that your data is safe and that you structure and organise things so they are easy to retrieve”, recommends Alana Burman-Reynard, Head of Solutions at The Missing Link.
1. Restrict applications that can be added to Teams
The App Store in Teams has numerous Microsoft and third-party applications that users can add to Teams. To ensure that applications are vetted first and stop users unwittingly sharing confidential data with a third party, we recommend implementing Teams application permission policies. Block all third-party applications and whitelist the ones you do approve. Implement a process for users to request applications to be added to the whitelist.
2. Install multi-factor authentication (MFA)
MFA forms part of the larger Microsoft 365 security, so enable MFA for your M365 tenancy to improve cyber resilience.
3. Restrict third-party cloud storage
Allowing to add third-party cloud storage providers, such as SharePoint, Dropbox, and Google Drive presents a potential data leakage issue. We recommend restricting the providers according to business guidelines.
4. Control guest access
Adding guests into Teams is a very powerful collaboration tool when working with customers and suppliers, but also poses a potential security issue. If guest access is enabled, your guests can see all your channels, files, and tabs within your team. What can you do to decrease risk with guest access?
5. Control which devices can access Teams
Use Mobile Device Management to ensure that only business supplied or approved devices can access Teams and Microsoft 365, which means that you prevent users from logging in from unknown or possibly compromised devices.
Contact us today! As one of Australia's most awarded IT companies, our team can assist you in securing your Teams.
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