Security and Governance for Microsoft 0365 Teams

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Security and Governance for Microsoft 0365 Teams

According to Microsoft, “Teams is built on the Office 365 hyper-scale, enterprise-grade cloud, delivering the advanced security and compliance capabilities our customers expect. Additionally, Teams features two-factor authentication and encrypted data (in transit and at rest).”

Enterprise grade is a term used to describe hardware and software that can support larger or complex organisations with a variety of demands and workloads.

Your organization might require that you implement strict controls on how teams are named and classified, whether guests can be added as team members, and who can create teams. You can configure each of these areas by using Azure Active Directory (Azure AD).

The TEAMS administrator who configures the security settings, and all the members of the affected groups, must have Azure AD Premium licenses assigned to them. So, unless you have AD Premium you cannot control who creates groups. Create your Azure free account today. Get started with 12 months of free services

Be sure to use a security group to restrict who can create groups. If you try to use an Office 365 Group, members won’t be able to create a group from SharePoint because it checks for a security group.

Only one security group in your organization can be used to control who is able to create Groups in o365 TEAMS. But, you can nest other security groups as members of this group. Admins in the roles listed above do not need to be members of this group: they retain their ability to create groups.

If members of the security group aren’t able to create groups, check that they aren’t being blocked through their OWA mailbox policy.

Information barriers in Microsoft Teams

Information barriers are policies that an admin can configure to prevent individuals or groups from communicating with each other. This is useful if, for example, one department is handling information that shouldn’t be shared with other departments or a group needs to be prevented, or isolated, from communicating with anyone outside of that group.


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