P1 – The Battle for Teams User vs Security The User Perspective Zoe Wilson and Luke Evans

Over the last 12 months, Microsoft Teams has seen an unprecedented amount of growth as the whole world switched to remote working, with Teams playing a key part. In many cases, Teams was thrown out to facilitate this shift to remote working, with governance and security being very much an after-though.

End-users have adopted Teams and love the freedom to work and collaborate in the open with colleagues, customers and partners alike. Microsoft Teams is a fantastic tool for supporting cross-functional and even cross-organisational collaboration, but its openness introduces concerns about unfettered file and data sharing between an unlimited number of users. 

Information security teams are now having to retrospectively think about the Teams implementation and how to ensure that people, content and information is secured and protected.

Historically, often, effective security came at the expense of usability. And usability came at the expense of security. Many continue to go by the notion that there is no way to achieve both effective security and usability simultaneously – we’re here to battle this out! Who will win – the end users or security? 

Part 1:

This is very much a session of two parts, where we take you through this battle between security and usability. In this first session, we will consider this battle from the users perspective, taking you through the requirements and challenges that they typically have, and then highlight key technology solutions that can be used to secure these use-cases.

After attending this session, you will understand:

  • Some of the key use-cases for Microsoft Teams and some the key risks it introduces
  •  Where does Microsoft security responsibilities end and yours begin
  •  An action plan of what you can do today to better secure your Microsoft Teams instance without affecting end user productivity
  •  What are the licensing implications of the above
  • Technologies we cover in this session:
  •  Microsoft Teams
  •  SharePoint Online
  •  Azure AD
  •  Microsoft 365 E5 Security and Compliance

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