Data encryption is a security measure that is used to protect data from unauthorized access. Microsoft Teams offers data encryption for data at rest and in transit to help protect your organization's data. This technical reference guide outlines the steps for enabling data encryption in Microsoft Teams.
Step 1: Sign in to the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Center
To enable data encryption in Microsoft Teams, you will need to sign in to the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Center. To do this, follow these steps:
- Go to the Microsoft 365 Security & Compliance Center website.
- Enter your email address and password, and then click the "Sign In" button.
Step 2: Enable data encryption for data at rest
To enable data encryption for data at rest in Microsoft Teams, follow these steps:
- Navigate to the Data encryption page in the Security & Compliance Center
- Look for the "Encryption at rest" setting, which should be in the "Data encryption" category
- Enable the setting and configure the encryption options as desired.
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Step 3: Enable data encryption for data in transit
To enable data encryption for data in transit in Microsoft Teams, it's necessary to set up a secure connection using Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol. This protocol encrypts data as it travels over the internet. This can be done on your organization's end, for example by configuring the firewall to only allow the connection to Teams through a TLS enabled gateway, or by configuring your network devices to only allow traffic over HTTPS.
Step 4: Verify data encryption
To verify that data encryption is properly enabled in Microsoft Teams, you can use Office 365's built-in compliance tools to check that data is properly encrypted and also check data governance controls.
Step 5: Configure and Monitor
Regularly review and monitor the encryption settings, keep the encryption keys and certificates securely and update them as necessary.
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Enabling data encryption is an important security measure that can help protect your organization's data from unauthorized access. By following the steps outlined in this technical reference guide, you can enable data encryption for data at rest and in transit in Microsoft Teams. It is important to keep the encryption keys and certificates securely and configure them as necessary. Also, it is important to regularly monitor the encryption settings to ensure they are still working as expected.