We’ve renamed Microsoft Cloud App Security. It’s now called Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. In the coming weeks, we’ll update the screenshots and instructions here and in related pages. For more information about the change, see this announcement. To learn more about the recent renaming of Microsoft security services, see the Microsoft Ignite Security blog.

As a productivity and collaboration cloud solution, Smartsheet holds sensitive information to your organization. Any abuse of Smartsheet by a malicious actor or any human error may expose your most critical assets and services to potential attacks.

Connecting Smartsheet to Defender for Cloud Apps gives you improved insights into your Smartsheet activities and provides threat detection for anomalous behavior.

Main threats

  • Compromised accounts and insider threats
  • Data leakage
  • Insufficient security awareness
  • Unmanaged bring your own device (BYOD)

How Defender for Cloud Apps helps to protect your environment

Control Smartsheet with policies

Type Name
Built-in anomaly detection policy Unusual file share activities
Unusual file deletion activities
Unusual administrative activities
Unusual multiple file download activities
Activity policy Build a customized policy by the Smartsheet Audit Log activities


  • Login/Logouts activities are not supported by Smartsheet.
  • Smartsheet activities does not contain IP addresses.

For more information about creating policies, see Create a policy.

Automate governance controls

In addition to monitoring for potential threats, you can apply and automate the following Smartsheet governance actions to remediate detected threats:

Type Action
User governance Notify user on alert (via Azure AD)
Require user to sign in again (via Azure AD)
Suspend user (via Azure AD)

For more information about remediating threats from apps, see Governing connected apps.

Source : Official Microsoft Brand
Editor by : BEST Antivirus KBS Team

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