SharePoint: Implementing security policies and procedures for handling sensitive data in Microsoft SharePoint

Updated on
January 12, 2023

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Implementing security policies and procedures is an important step in protecting sensitive data within an organization. Microsoft SharePoint offers a variety of tools and features that can be used to help secure sensitive data. This technical reference guide outlines the steps for implementing security policies and procedures for handling sensitive data in Microsoft SharePoint.

Step 1: Identify sensitive data

The first step in implementing security policies and procedures for handling sensitive data in Microsoft SharePoint is to identify what data is considered sensitive within your organization. This may include data such as personal information, financial information, and intellectual property.

Step 2: Implement access controls

To help secure sensitive data in Microsoft SharePoint, it is important to implement access controls that restrict access to authorized users. This can include setting up user accounts and groups, and assigning permissions to specific resources (e.g. sites, documents).

Step 3: Enable data encryption

Enabling data encryption is another important step in securing sensitive data in Microsoft SharePoint. Data encryption helps to protect data from unauthorized access by encoding the data so that it can only be accessed by authorized users.

Step 4: Implement data backup and recovery processes

In the event of data loss or damage, it is important to have a data backup and recovery plan in place. This can include regularly backing up data and having a plan in place for recovering data in the event of an issue.

Step 5: Establish security protocols for handling sensitive data

To help ensure the security of sensitive data in Microsoft SharePoint, it is important to establish protocols for handling this data. This may include guidelines for accessing, sharing, and storing sensitive data.

Implementing security policies and procedures is an important step in protecting sensitive data within an organization. By following the steps outlined in this technical reference guide, you can help ensure the security of sensitive data in Microsoft SharePoint.

 

 

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