Guest Post: Consumerization and SharePoint security challenges

By Geoff Evelyn

I was a guest speaker on a general SharePoint Security Webcast today, which was great fun. On the agenda was security of SharePoint relating to mobile devices. Unfortunately, the session did not manage to get into that topic, and I was so keen to talk about it. To counter, I’ve provided an article written today which talks about how personal devices as part of Consumerization have impacted SharePoint, some features available to mobile users, what implications are there in terms of security and finally a look at what Support needs to address.

Am going to summarise this all and prepare a webcast and talk looking at this topic – in fact, an expanded version will end up in my forthcoming book!

Before starting however, I must stress this is a massive area of concern; and even I am learning more about this topic and the more I do the more fascinating the topic becomes. That said, I think I’ve managed to pen some salient points and helpful suggestions. Even so, when putting this article together I kept coming up against more areas of concern (which I thought – when do I stop?), and am learning how to solve and consider them.

I do hope you enjoy this article – I had great fun putting it together; please contact me if you have any comments!

Read the full article on Geoff’s website.

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