SharePoint Security – Best Practices that you must know!!

I`m always getting asked what are the most popular SharePoint Security Best Practices that you can consider that we can apply to our SharePoint sites for increased security controls and compliance once we have created our sites.

This video covers some best practices ranging from controlling user access, defining sensitivity labels, conditional access policies to apply to individual SharePoint sites using authentication contexts, lockdown using Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps to prevent copy, download and printing of SharePoint content, policies to prevent unmanaged device access, web only access, MFA for internal and external users and lots more.

SharePoint Security

Topics covered in this SharePoint Security video

  • Intro
  • Control access to individual SharePoint sites with Authentication Context
  • Define sensitivity labels using Microsoft Information Protection (MIP)
  • Apply an authentication context to a site using PowerShell
  • Create CA policy to use SharePoint Authentication Context
  • Connect SharePoint Conditional Access App in Cloud Apps
  • Defender for Cloud Apps block downloads sensitivity labels
  • Demo block downloads policy
  • Cloud Apps DLP policy to block cut, paste and print
  • Block Unmanaged Devices from SharePoint and OneDrive
  • Conditional Access Policy for Internal and External Users MFA
  • Block a Users SharePoint Access Using Conditional Access Policy
  • SharePoint and OneDrive External Sharing Configuration
  • SharePoint access control web only access disable download and open in app
  • Demo web only access, disable download and open files in browser only
  • More SharePoint access control settings

Assign sensitivity labels to Microsoft 365 groups in Microsoft Entra ID
Apply an authentication context to a site using PowerShell

Create a SharePoint Intranet


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