“Security in IT is like locking your house or car – it doesn’t stop the bad guys, but if it’s good enough they may move on to an easier target.” – Paul Herbka
- 62% of businesses experienced phishing and social engineering attacks in 2018.
- 68% of business leaders feel their cybersecurity risks are increasing.
- Only 5% of companies’ folders are properly protected, on average.
So, there is no denying that security is the need of the hour. We can’t stop attackers from attacking us but what we can do is take proper steps to keep our organization safe.
Some of the most prominent attack vectors are:
- Credential theft
There are plenty more attack vectors, but the above ones are the most used to get into the organization.
As a security admin of an organization, you are accountable/responsible for taking all proper measures to keep your company’s critical resources and data safe. It includes your employee’s data, their personal information, and your client’s data/ your Intellectual property safe.
Microsoft here has come to the rescue with its Microsoft 365 suite (which includes all security solutions and workspace tools). Most of you might be familiar with the Office suite offering of Microsoft.
Let’s have a look at the Security solutions offered by Microsoft:
Microsoft has changed names for some of the tools. The new names are:
- Microsoft Defender for Identity (formerly Azure Advanced Threat Protection)
- Microsoft Defender for Office365 (formerly Office365 Advanced Threat Protection)
- Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Windows Defender Advanced Threat protection)
- Azure Defender (formerly Azure Security center)
In addition, you also get features like Azure Information Protection and a Data loss prevention policy to keep your data safe. You also get a lot of compliance features that help you meet the regulatory compliance standards.
To understand your current security posture in terms of Microsoft365 you can have a look at the security score available at the Microsoft365 Security center. You have similar scores for your compliance posture and azure resources which are available on the Microsoft365 compliance center and Azure Defender center.
To manage all these, you have a variety of portals. Some of the are Office365 security and compliance center, Intune portal, Endpoint manager portal, Microsoft Defender portal.
After reading all this you might have a lot of questions. How to start? Where to start? Which portal to use? What configurations to change?
Nothing to worry about. We at SecureThat are a group of Microsoft365 experts who can help you out. We can help you with the following services:
- Make the most of the licenses you have
- Help you with solutions and options (for licenses) according to your security posture and requirements
- All around the management of your Microsoft365 workspace
- Help you create a SOC environment and SOAR setup
- Help you build a dashboard to give the admins (also your executive leaders) a graphical representation of security events happening in your organization.
Your dashboard will look something like the picture below:
For any queries feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can fill the form with your requirements and we will connect with you.
Check out my upcoming blog on different Microsoft portals and how can they be useful to you.