This project aims to further strengthen the security of all email services, in particular Office 365, by evaluating and implementing the full range of tools available as part of our environment to improve security.

 

There are practical things we can plan for now such as multi-factor authentication applied to all global admin accounts, reduce the number of Global Admins in favour of more refined roles.   The tools are available in Office 365 but some analysis and consultation is necessary along with careful communications in order to manage the change effectively.

 

We strive for an excellent security rating because this in turn helps give our users and ultimately the University confidence in our ability to operate secure services.

 

The Email Working Group are making progressive changes to improve mail in transit protection and whilst these changes will ultimately help prevent spoofing and may reduce some unwanted emails, these measures cannot prevent compromised accounts.

 

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
April 2021 AMBER 110.0 days 112.0 days 7.0

Project Info

Project
Office 365 Security Hardening
Code
COM051
Programme
ISG - Communication (COM)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
Sue Woodger
Project Sponsor
Alex Carter
Current Stage
Deliver
Status
In Progress
Project Classification
Grow
Start Date
09-Sep-2019
Planning Date
25-Oct-2019
Delivery Date
14-Jun-2021
Close Date
21-Jun-2021
Overall Priority
Higher
Category
Compliance

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