5 “Can’t Miss” Office 365 Data Protection Sessions at Microsoft Ignite

Microsoft Ignite 2017 kicks off today in Orlando, Florida. It’s expected that more than 26,000 IT professionals, developers, technologists, vendors and Microsoft customers will be in attendance. With five days chock full of sessions, hands-on labs and interactive panels, the entire experience can be a bit overwhelming.

That’s why we’d like to share our five top choices for “can’t miss” sessions while at Microsoft Ignite. If you’ve browsed the week-long agenda, it’s clear that security and data protection are key focus areas. They’re Spanning’s top priority too, as a cloud-to-cloud provider of backup and restore services for Office 365.

As you migrate to Office 365, the responsibilities for data security and data management shift, and become a shared responsibility between you and Microsoft. Some of the functions related to infrastructure, like service availability and physical security, become Microsoft’s responsibility, but other functions remain your responsibility.

There are three primary IT and security disciplines that you must consider as you move to the cloud to ensure your data is protected and available: Identity Management, Data Security and Data Protection (backup and recovery).

Focusing on these three disciplines will give you control over who has access to your data, what they can do with your data, and provides you the ability to recover data when it is lost due to corruption, configuration errors, ransomware, and malicious behavior.

With that in mind, here are our top five recommendations for sessions to attend while at Microsoft Ignite 2017.

Office 365 Security and Compliance Overview
Tuesday, September 26
If you have recently migrated to Office 365 or are starting to add more users to Office 365, this session is a must. Alym Rayami, a Director at Microsoft, will provide guidance on how to secure your users and data while also being compliant with the regulations you have to adhere to. This session will review currently available solutions and those coming soon.

Protect sensitive information with Office 365 Data Loss Prevention
Wednesday Sept 27, 10:20 am

In this session, Mas Libman, a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft, will present how Microsoft Office 365 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) enables you to detect, protect, and monitor sensitive information in your organization. For a deeper dive on DLP really try to attend Friday’s session, Keeping Your Sensitive Data Secure in Office 365 with Data Loss Prevention, which covers how DLP works across Office 365 – from integrated end-user experience, built in sensitive content detection, to policy-based access restrictions. Detailed insights and audit reports, as well as Microsoft best practices for customizing Office 365 and DLP will also be covered.

Stopping Malicious Users and Shadow IT with Office 365 Advanced Security Management
Wednesday, September 27, 4:00 pm

It’s an ugly truth: employees and admins within your organization present a serious threat to your security. Sumit Malhotra will present Advanced Security Management (ASM) and Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) offerings for Office 365.This is a great session for attendees who are IT Power Users or who work on cloud infrastructure.

Understanding Your Security Position with Office 365 Secure Score
Thursday, September 28, 10:20 am
In this session, you will learn how to assess your current security level in Office 365 using a security analytics tool, Office 365 Secure Score. Secure Score helps you understand your current Office 365 security configuration and shows you how implementing additional controls can further enhance your security and reduce risk. This session is designed for IT Power Users and IT Decision Makers.

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Spanning Backup at Microsoft Ignite 2017

To complete your data protection portfolio, it’s also critical to consider using an outside cloud-to-cloud vendor to provide Office 365 backup and restore capabilities such as Spanning Backup for Office 365 to ultimately protect your critical data against permanent loss. Come by our booth at the Ignite Expo #1351 for a live demo and to learn more!

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