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Presented by

Esad Ismailov, AvePoint Senior Compliance Technical Specialist, former finance CISO

Mike Gannotti, Microsoft Principal Technology Solutions Professional, health IT subject matter expert

Developing a sensible security, privacy and compliance program is no walk in the park. But, when your organization needs to comply with complex regulations like HIPPA, SEC 17a-4, GDPR, or Sarbanes-Oxley, it can become a herculean task.

If you need to not only know the latest compliance best practices, but go beyond them into the specific regulations for your industry, this webinar is for you.

Our speakers can provide practical knowledge from having been there and done that as a former CISO of a major financial institution and a subject matter expert that has advised numerous healthcare and lifescience companies in their Office 365 implementations.

Our speakers will cover best practices for:

Tightly Regulated Industries

  • Office 365 native tools for compliance including: data loss protection, encryption at the file level, advanced threat protection, threat intelligence, cloud app security, Office 365 Compliance Manager, advanced data governance, advanced eDiscovery, customer keys and the customer lockbox.
  • Supplemental tools and processes for Office 365 compliance including file analysis, data governance, extended backup, data flow mapping, automating risk assessment reports and more.
  • Compliance with GDPR articles related to data protection impact assessments, taking a “risk based approach” to data collection, maintaining an inventory of processing records, limiting use of data for its intended purpose, right to be forgotten and more!


  • Creating a healthcare modern workplace by enabling access to Teams, Yammer and other Office 365 tools in a compliant manner.
  • HIPPA, HITECH, and managing electronic PHI.


  • FINRA and SEC Rule 17a-4 compliance and electronic data storage.
  • Retention policies and complying with Sarbanes-Oxley and GLBA.
  • Protecting PII, credit card information and complying with PCI-DSS.

Meet the Experts

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Esad Ismailov

Compliance Strategy Manager

Esad Ismailov is the Senior Compliance Technical Specialist at AvePoint and is responsible for technical and analytical research and support on security and compliance initiatives. He also provides product guidance and enhancements based on his engagements with AvePoint’s customers and more than 15 years of experience in the security industry.

Esad has previously held a Chief Information Security Officer position within the banking sector and also has a product management background for compliance solutions. He is based in Sydney, Australia.

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Michael Gannotti

Principal Technical Architect, Microsoft

Michael is a Principal Technical Architect for the Microsoft Corporation. With more than 65,000 followers online, Michael is well known in the collaboration space for his work and was cited by Forbes magazine as one of the top 10 online influencers in the SharePoint collaboration community worldwide.