Cyber Security is an ongoing battle in the world of technology, and in the last few months it has only become more important with a mass change to working from home. Microsoft 365 (including emails, teams, etc.) is no exception, and we have seen a marked increase in attempts on Microsoft 365 instances. Because of how important these cloud services are to almost all businesses, how exactly can you protect these cloud services from theft, deletion, or compromise?
Unfortunately – there is no silver bullet. However, we can make it very hard and make your business less appealing to a hacker. If there is one thing you take away from this article, it is that Two Factor Authentication - on its own - is not enough to protect your data.
The first obvious move is making the login process more secure. Some of the things we can do include:
Beyond user accounts, we can also define how an account can be accessed. In this instance, you can define simple things like:
There is much more that can be done in this area, however these are the basics and form a good starting point when coupled with other protection mechanisms on devices like antivirus and web filter solutions.
Emails are a big entry point for breaking into M365 instances for hackers, and so beyond protecting the user accounts, and devices; defining WHAT the exchange email servers for your company can and cannot do are important. Just some of these include:
Again, much more can be done in this area, but implementing the above changes help to harden the security in the email services portion of Microsoft 365, and minimise the risk. Anything more beyond these changes only increases security further.
There are various other changes around your “digital infrastructure” that can help lower cases of events with Microsoft 365, and specifically email.
If you are ready to look at securing your Microsoft 365 instance, feel free to contact us to design a solution for your firm, and implement the above with a tailored fit for your business.
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