Alpharetta, GA — October 22, 2020 — Today CoreView, the only intelligent SaaS Management Platform (SMP), published new research that reveals, on average, half (50%) of users at enterprises running Microsoft 365 (M365) are not managed by default security policies within the platform. The in-depth research report, “Global Microsoft 365 Report: Application Security, Data Governance and Shadow IT,” examines the state of application governance and security among M365 enterprise users.
The research is based on more than five million workers from enterprises running on M365 and either actively use CoreView’s SMP, have received a complimentary CoreView Office 365 Health Check analysis.
“Organizations today need to provide workers with technology and tools for the digital workplace while ensuring their enterprise data is protected. CoreView’s research indicates that enterprises are failing at M365 governance and security,” said Michael A. Morrison, chief executive officer at CoreView. “Enterprises must ensure they have the processes and tools, including CoreView, in place to help securely migrate and operate within the world’s leading SaaS productivity platform, M365.”
Key themes and results from the research include:
Many businesses underestimate the security and governance responsibilities they take on when migrating to Microsoft 365 (M365). IT leaders often assume that M365 has built-in, fool-proof frameworks for critical IT-related decisions, such as data governance, securing business applications, and prioritizing IT investments and principles. CoreView research disprove this by revealing that many organizations struggle with fundamental governance and security tasks for their M365 environment. Today’s remote and hybrid working environment requires IT leaders to be proactive in prioritizing security and data governance in M365.