When thinking about security in SharePoint environments, it is important to not only secure the “front door” to the SharePoint “building” but also to plan for the internal security processes. Metaphorically, IT has to figure out how many security guards are needed, how to control the movements of the employees within the building without creating such a locked-down environment that employees can’t get to their offices or get stuck in hallways.
This session will provide a review of SharePoint design fundamentals, including recommended authentication methods, configuration options for web applications, pros and cons of multiple site collections, and best practices for setting SharePoint permissions levels. We’ll also cover new features included with SharePoint 2013 and Windows Server 2012 products, including AppFabric and Azure Service Bus, as well as the new “apps” that can be created in SharePoint 2013. Additionally, we’ll discuss the auditing and monitoring tools provided by SharePoint to help attendees understand the limitations of these tools.
A general theme will revolve around “how much is enough” and over-complications to avoid in the overall security design for the SharePoint 2013 environment.