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Secure Office 2013

Updated: March 19, 2013

Summary: Lists and describes articles that will help you work with the security controls that are available in Office 2013.

Applies to:  Office 2013 | Office 365 ProPlus 

Audience: IT Professionals

New security controls are available in Office 2013 to help you plan a robust defense against threats while maintaining information worker productivity.

An organization's success often depends on the productivity of its information workers and the integrity and confidentiality of its intellectual property. Many IT departments find it difficult to satisfy these business needs because protection often comes at the expense of productivity.

Office 2013 logoThe articles that are listed in the following table describe the security controls that are available in Office 2013.

Office 2013 security articles on TechNet

Article Description

Content roadmap for Office 2013 security

Provides a guide to security-related articles, blogs, and downloads for IT pros deploying Office 2013.

Overview of security in Office 2013

Provides information about new security features in Office 2013: authentication, identity, Web App Catalog, and extension, escrow key, and more.

Compare security features in Office 365 and Office 2013 SKUs

Provides information that makes it easy for IT professionals to see which security features are in which SKUs, The information applies to both Office 365 and Office 2013.

Understand security threats and countermeasures for Office 2013

Explains how Office 2013 security features can mitigate risks and threats to your organization’s Office assets, documents, and processes.

Configure security by using OCT or Group Policy for Office 2013

Provides information about how to configure Office security by using the Office Customization Tool (OCT), Administrative Templates and Group Policy, or the Trust Center.

Protection settings for Office 2013

Contains articles that will help you plan the protection settings that you will need when you deploy Office 2013.

Trust Center settings for Office 2013

Contains articles that will help you plan and configure the Trust Center settings for Office 2013.

Change History

Date Description

March 19, 2013

Added the articles, "Content roadmap for Office 2013 security," Protection settings in Office 2013," and "Trust Center settings in Office 2013."

February 19, 2013

Added links to and descriptions of four new articles.

February 5, 2013

Initial publication

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