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Office 365 Security Concerns

By February 4, 2014September 9th, 2020Blog, Microsoft, Office 365, Office 365

One of the top concerns for companies considering Office 365 is security. Microsoft has a great deal of security features built in, and has compiled a list of the most important features:

  • “We restrict physical data center access to authorized personnel and have implemented multiple layers of physical security, such as biometric readers, motion sensors, 24-hour secured access, video camera surveillance, and security breach alarms.”
  • “We enable encryption of data both at rest and via the network as it is transmitted between a data center and a user.”
  • “We don’t mine or access your data for advertising purposes.”
  • “We use customer data only to provide the service; we don’t otherwise look in your mailbox without your permission.”
  • “We regularly back up your data.”
  • “We won’t delete all the data in your account at the end of your service term until you have had time to take advantage of the data portability that we offer.”
  • “We host your customer data in-region.”
  • “We enforce “hard” passwords to increase security of your data.”
  • “We allow you to turn off and on privacy impacting features to meet your needs.”

We contractually commit to the promises made here with the data processing agreement (DPA). For more information about the DPA, visit the Data Processing Agreement section of the Independently verified page found here https://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/office-365-security-and-privacy-verified-by-a-third-party-FX103089231.aspx. This list, as well as other lists around Office 365 can be found here https://office.microsoft.com/en-us/business/office-365-trust-center-top-10-trust-tenets-cloud-security-and-privacy-FX104029824.aspx#securityAndPrivacy.

Martin Feehan, PEI

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