5 Tips to Secure Microsoft 365 For Your Business

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Here are 5 tips to ensure your business has a strong Microsoft 365 security posture:

Number 1

This is one of the most important security steps companies can take to protect themselves and users from compromised accounts due to malware or phishing schemes. Although it does add another step to the login process, this can be minimized by setting this up properly.

Number 2

It is all too common for someone to set up Microsoft 365 and either leave themselves as an admin or allow other users to be admins. If those accounts are compromised, they are admins to the whole tenant. Create dedicated admin accounts that are not used for anything but administration tasks.

Number 3

By creating a simple rule, you can prevent users from forwarding their email to addresses outside of their organization.  This also prevents attackers from doing this when an account is compromised and adds another layer of protection.

 

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Login to your Microsoft 365 admin account and then go to: https://security.microsoft.com/securescore

Number 4

This tip is more general, but users that are aware of phishing, malware attacks, and proper security, like how to pick more secure passwords, can add the biggest layer of protection for an organization.

Number 5

Microsoft has determined that resetting passwords often, results in less secure passwords. If end users choose sufficiently difficult passwords and protects them, then it should not be necessary to change unless needed due to other circumstances. This may not apply to certain organizations that have password policies on their internal networks that override this, or if the company chooses to enforce strict password complexity policies in addition to regularly changing passwords.

 

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What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft 365 provides users with the basic productivity applications necessary to get work done in the modern enterprise. It includes applications like Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, OneNote, and OneDrive, just to name a few.

What are the risks of having poor security protocols for Microsoft 365?

  • Exposing customer, proprietary, and/or employee personal data
  • Risking data to ransomware
  • Slowing productivity with no access to email
  • Subjecting anyone on your contact list to the threat

Why is Microsoft 365 awesome for businesses?

  • Accessible everywhere
  • Ease of use
  • Everything in one place
  • Apps always up-to-date
  • Business licenses are more secure than personal licenses
Top Functions

Top underutilized functions of Microsoft 365

What are they?

Top underutilized functions of Microsoft 365

Security Features
Simplified security features to help safeguard your data on PCs, phones, and tablets, as well as, protect your business against cyber-threats.

Teams
Invite everyone you work with to chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place, no matter where you are.

OneDrive
Designed for business – access, share, and collaborate on all your files anywhere.

How do you get Microsoft 365?

As your managed IT provider, Fisher’s Technology can facilitate your Microsoft 365 business licenses. With Fisher’s Gold Partnership, only given to best-in-class providers, you will have direct vendor support 24/7. Fisher’s is here to advise on any Microsoft 365 questions you may have, and we specialize in creating the best tech road map for your business.

2 Comments

  1. technology news on September 29, 2020 at 1:11 am

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  2. cause and effect essay topics on October 20, 2020 at 1:25 am

    I will definitely use these tips, thanks for the helpful information!

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