Your business relies on a Microsoft® infrastructure that
stretches from your network to the cloud to endpoints located
around the world. In many ways, the success of your business
relies on how secure your Microsoft infrastructure is. Your
users do not care where the applications and data reside; they
only care about getting their job done. SharePoint®, Skype for
Business, or Active Directory® deployed on the network, in
Azure®, or as part of your Office 365® subscription should have
no impact on the success of your business.
The public cloud has rapidly moved past the novelty, curiosity stage to the business critical initiative stage for nearly every established organization. In a 2016 IDC CloudView survey, 80% of the enterprises contacted were actively engaged in public-cloud projects. The driving forces are a realization that the public cloud is “enterprise ready” and the need to be more agile, more responsive and more competitive. For those organizations that already have an existing physical IT infrastructure, the common starting point is a hybrid approach, which extends the existing data center into Microsoft® Azure™.
Microsoft® announced Windows Server® 2003 End-of-Support (EOS) on July 14, 2015. Many businesses are forced by circumstance to leave these systems in service for some time. Retiring a major enterprise component has always been a challenge for IT departments.
While few corporate executives and boards of directors would dispute the importance of cybersecurity, some may feel ill-prepared to begin the process of managing these risks given the myriad technical and non-technical elements of the issue. The goal of this document is to address this gap by providing corporate leaders a practical framework for addressing the people, process, and technology elements of the cybersecurity challenge.
Today’s threats are more sophisticated than ever before. All types of organizations and information are being targeted. Attackers exploit vulnerabilities in software and use malware to further their attack objectives.