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Surety Announces Results of its SharePoint Security Survey

June 30, 2009

Surety released the results of its 2009 SharePoint Security Survey today, revealing concerns amongst IT professionals about data tampering within collaborative situations.

Alarmingly, nearly one-quarter of respondents lack confidence that their organizations’ electronic records or other digital content are protected when they are being shared within the SharePoint environment, and of the respondents whose organizations have suffered a data breach within their SharePoint system, 67 percent indicated that the tampering was at the hands of a person with access to SharePoint from inside the organization.

“This is not about SharePoint’s built-in protection controls, which are good in general, but instead it’s about protecting the integrity and authenticity of electronic records that can be shared across multiple parties in any document or records management system,” said Bob Flinton, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management of Surety, LLC. “With data security and integrity controls, like third-party digital timestamps, integrated into business process systems like SharePoint, organizations are able to deter electronic data tampering more effectively.”

Read the press release here.


Bob Flinton
VP of Marketing and Product Management
Surety, LLC

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