Focusing on Collaboration Security

November 2021 #CollabTalk TweetJam on Making Collaboration SecureHow secure is your collaboration environment? Study after study show security as the top organizational concern, while also highlighting gaps in planning and execution of end-to-end security, compliance, and broader governance strategies. As key workloads increasingly move to the cloud, and as the volume of content and data grows at an exponential rate, the need for effective and consistent security practices has become business-critical.

In the next #CollabTalk TweetJam taking place on Tuesday, November 30th at 9am PST (UTC -8), the community will once again join forces and have a focused discussion on the topic of “Making Collaboration Secure.” In this 1-hour Twitter-based panel discussion, we’ll bring together MVPs and Regional Directors, community experts, partners, consultants, and practitioners to share their perspectives and real-world examples on the leading risks — and mitigation strategies — for making their collaboration environments secure.

Anyone can join this community discussion using Twitter and the #CollabTalk hashtag or your favorite Twitter platform. You don’t even need to be an “expert” to participate in the online conversation. Anyone can ask questions, comment on the questions posed, or just “lurk” in the background. These online discussions are open to anyone — you do not have to be on the panel to participate.

As always, this month’s tweetjam is being sponsored by tyGraph and AvePoint. Thanks for your support!

If you have never participated in one of these tweetjams, it’s pretty simple: anyone can jump in and share their thoughts, or just lurk in the wings and absorb the wisdom of the crowd. Either way, it’ll be a TON of content to consume in a single hour. You can follow the live session using the Twitter UI of your choice (Twitter.com, Hootsuite, Tweetdeck, whatever). How it works is that I’ll post a series of questions every few minutes, and people will respond to Q1, Q2, Q3 and so forth with A1, A2, A3, always including the #CollabTalk hashtag with their answers. Feel free to reply as often (or as little) as you’d like, ask your own follow up questions, share relevant links, re-tweet others, and engage with the audience.

The questions we will discuss during the session include:

  1. Is collaboration security an active component of your internal/customer planning? Why, or why not?
  2. Would you say your organization prioritizes usability over security, or vice versa, and why?
  3. What are your primary collaboration security concerns, and how are you mitigating those risks?
  4. How does your organization handle guest access, and external collaboration as a whole?
  5. How important is information architecture and data governance within your collaboration security planning?
  6. With security as the number one concern for collaboration, where are the greatest organizational gaps in security today?
  7. For an organization at the start of their collaboration planning, what steps or security guardrails would you suggest they begin with?

As always, there will be side-questions, side-conversations, and wise-cracking throughout. This is open to the public, so please join in the discussion! The dialog is always thought-provoking and fun.

Participating on this panel (so far):

  • Dana Simberkoff (@danalouise), chief risk, privacy and information security officer at AvePoint
  • Antonio Maio (@antoniomaio2), SharePoint MVP, director and senior enterprise architect at Protiviti
  • Norm Young (@stormin_30), Office Apps & Services MVP, director of collaborative analytics at UnlimitedViz
  • Martina Grom (@magrom), co-founder of atwork.at, Office 365 MVP and Microsoft Regional Director
  • Kanwal Khipple (@kkhipple), Office Apps & Services MVP and founder of 2toLead
  • Dux Raymond Sy (@meetdux), Microsoft Regional Director, SharePoint MVP, and Chief Brand Officer at AvePoint
  • Mike Maadarani (@mikemaadarani), Office Apps & Services MVP, cloud solution architect at MCM Consulting
  • Sascha Fredrich (@saschaF80), IT consultant of Microsoft solutions at bei Bechtle AG
  • Ben Stegink (@benstegink), SharePoint, Office 365 and Azure consultant, owner of Intelligink, LLC
  • Craig Jahnke (@techJahnke), co-founder Chicago Power Platform User Group, co-chair M365 Chicago, customer engineer at Microsoft
  • Laura Rogers (@WonderLaura), SharePoint MVP, consultant, and owner of IW Mentor
  • John White (@diverdown1964), dual SharePoint and Data Platform MVP, cto at UnlimitedViz and tyGraph
  • Jay Leask (@jayleask), Office Apps & Services MVP and US federal director, strategic accounts & solutions for AvePoint Public Sector
  • Kurt Kragh Sørensen (@KurtKragh),  intranet consultant and owner of IntraTeam.com
  • Jonathan McKinney (@ucomsgeek), senior unified communications architect, Office Apps & Services MVP, and Lync Certified Master at Time2Market
  • Suzanne George (@spgenie), Microsoft Regional Director, MCTS, and chief architect for collaboration services at Cognizant
  • Galen Keene (@sdkeene), consultant and collaboration architect, managing partner at Butterfly Technologies
  • Eli Robillard (@erobillard), SharePoint MVP, musician, fly-fisher, collaboration technology guy
  • John Peluso (@johnconnected), Microsoft Regional Director, and chief product officer at AvePoint
  • Shari Oswald (@shortcutshari), co-founder and productivity evangelist at PowerUP! Learning
  • Hal Hostetler (@TVWizard), Microsoft MVP and senior field engineer and social media coordinator for Roland, Schorr & Tower
  • Paul Swider (@pswider), cto at RealActivity, and enterprise SharePoint strategist
  • Wes Preston (@idubbs), SharePoint MVP, evangelist,  and owner at TrecStone
  • Kevin McDonnell (@kevmcdonk), Office Apps & Services MVP and solutions architect at CPS
  • Stacy Deere-Strole (@sldeere), SharePoint MVP and owner of Focal Point Solutions
  • Matt Varney (@thevarnish), intranet manager at KCTCS
  • Adam Ball (@AdamCBall), co-founder of COUCUG, Teams and Skype for Business MVP
  • and your host, Christian Buckley (@buckleyplanet), Microsoft MVP & RD, #CollabTalk founder, Microsoft gtm director at AvePoint

If you would like to be included on one of these panels, please drop me a line via emailLinkedIn, or Twitter. And thank you again to tyGraph for your support of these CollabTalk tweetjams! And finally, if you are interested in being a sponsor of a future tweetjam, please contact me.

We’ll be back on December 29th with our always-popular “Community Predictions for the Microsoft Ecosystem” so be sure to follow me (@buckleyplanet) for news and updates.

Christian Buckley

Christian is the Brand Alliance Director for AvePoint Inc., and a Microsoft Regional Director and Office Apps & Services MVP based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He hosts the AvePoint Office 365 Hours (#O365hours) and #P2Pnow series, the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) live stream. He is based in Lehi, Utah (Silicon Slopes).