Maximize Security of Office 365

If you’re a small size organization and using Microsoft’s business plan and your organization is targeted by cyber hackers and criminals, we bring some tips to help your organization achieve its desired goals. Users are continually implementing enhanced protection in response to incessant new threats.  You can use Office 365 email security platform to protect data, brand & users.

However, no one is entirely safe despite all measures Microsoft is taking to protect the data. The threats range is extensive: a million types of malware, losses, and data leakages are taking place every second. That is the reason why cautiousness has become popular.

Before paying attention at the steps of securing your office 365, we want you to look at these pillars on which you can create security for your data:

  • Security management
  • Threat protection
  • Access and identity management
  • Information protection

Steps to maximize the security of your office 365. These steps are built depending on the shared four pillars. It will help to customize the security and compliance of office 365.

1. Set up a password policy

A password is the first way to defend your data. Phishing attacks and credential thefts are skyrocketing, which is not a joke. Especially for big organizations and in privileged or superior accounts with access to sensitive data. You must set up a password policy with the password policy. As the fewer characters password contains, the easier it is to phishing attacks.

2. Encrypt office messages

Most people use email to exchange sensitive information. It could be payment details, contracts, confidential data, marketing plans, and other sensitive information. At some point, your mailbox turns into the storage of valuable data that makes your mailbox a desirable target for cyber hackers. Office 365 has many features of inbuilt security and encryption is one of them.

3. Control security score

Microsoft has a great security baseline for businesses. You can use inbuilt analytic tools, Microsoft secure score to measure whether or not you meet those basic security requirements. It analyses the protection state of your apps, data, devices, infrastructure, and also makes suggestions on how to improve your security.

4. Use multi-factor authentication

The password is not enough for proper protection, doesn’t matter how good it is. Configure the system to conduct another test before logging a user in, by enforcing a multi-factor authentication.

5. Configure rights management

You need to configure document sharing settings, to ensure that only intended can modify and open some documents. This will encrypt your documents and secure them from outside interference. Give your full control over the documents by revoke access to files remotely.

6. Enforce ransomware protection

It encrypts your files and then demands money to exchange for access to the encrypted files. By opening an infected attachment in email or opening on the wrong link, you can ‘catch’ ransomware. Don’t worry, by setting up mail flow rules for specific files, you can reduce the chance of catching ransomware.

7. Set up active directory

Detect and block any attempt to access data from an unusual place by using active directory.

8. Detect risky apps and suspicious activities

You can detect risky apps and suspicious activities by using office 365 cloud app security. That helps you to detect abnormal behavior, monitor data migration, asses if your cloud meets relevant compliance and also catch sensitive data sharing. In case of any cyber threat, you can define a policy to alert you.

These are some steps that can secure your office 365. To get more info keep in touch with us.

By Punit