The good and bad of Office 365 security

The good and bad of Office 365 security

Despite the stigma that surrounds cloud security, the adoption of Office 365 is resulting in a positive advancement for security within most organisations. On the flip side, the challenge lies with the way it is being managed.

Running an email service is hard, very hard

Let’s start with the positives. Office 365 adoption, and going cloud in general, is good for security.

Running a mail server involves far more than just configuring user accounts. It means creating policies and managing servers, hardware and redundancy, including the design of the architecture.

That is all really hard. So hard in fact, most companies say “let’s outsource it to skilled architects and designers to get it right”. You need a team of administrators to keep a mail server running, and in this day and age that’s crazy…


Source: IT Brief New Zeland