Microsoft 365 Security Assessment for Safeguarding your Business

Microsoft 365 Security Assessment for Safeguarding your Business

September 20, 2021 | Bitscape Team, Security

A lot of changes are coming into the industry with time and keeping updated with them is very important. Microsoft 365 has a wide range of products and applications available for all your business needs. 

What is Microsoft 365 security assessment? 

New Microsoft 365 security center provides security administration and other risk management professionals a centralized hub and specialized workplace, enabling them to manage and take full advantage of Microsoft 365 intelligent security solutions for identity and access management, threat protection, etc.

Office 365 security Assessment methodology: 

  • Understand cloud security objectives and requirements: Gaining an understanding of the business requirements of the customers and that drives security objectives and requirements. 
  • Office 365 security readiness: Providing guidance, recommendations, and best practices on how to implement security features successfully. 
  • Create an office 365 security roadmap: Provide prioritized and actionable roadmap based on customer security objectives and requirements.  

Why is Microsoft 365 security check important? 

Security and compliance assessment process: 

  1. Assessment kick-off: 
  • Project overview scope. 
  • Pre-assessment questionnaire 
  • Identifying stakeholders 
  1. Launching assessment: 
  • Security overview 
  • Organizational security goals and objectives 
  • Review security questionnaire 
  • Technical readiness presentation 
  • Secure score review 
  1. Results & Roadmap: 
  • Secure score recommendations 
  • Security roadmap workshop 
  • Project closeout presentation

Benefits of Microsoft 365 security: 

Top Benefits of M365 Security 

  • Advance Threat Protection (ATP) feature 
  • Business continuity 
  • Protection of your data 
  • Active threats and responses 
Advance Threat Protection (ATP) feature: 

This feature protects the organization from malicious attacks and malware. This includes email attachment scanning, URL and office documents scanning, and proof of intelligence in email messages. Also, anti-phishing capabilities for detecting when someone attempts to impersonate a user. Additionally, it blocks malware in SharePoint, OneDrive, and Microsoft Teams. 

Business continuity:

Files are stored on the cloud and are backed up regularly to keep working even if there is any disaster. No matter what happens to the physical devices, all the information is saved on the cloud. It also has recovery features that can help restore the data in case of loss. 

Protection of your data: 

There are three levels of security: 

Threat protection- protection will be provided from both kinds of threats such as spam, phishing emails, malware, and defense from more sophisticated threats like zero-day ransomware.  

Data leak protection- there are features in here that prevent any sensitive data from leaving the system. 

Control data access- customization of security can be personally done by setting editing or copying rights and wiping data from unused, stolen, or lost devices. 

Active threats and responses:

MS 365 checks link in real-time and warn you if malicious websites have come up. Email attachments are checked and scanned for malware; devices are monitored for suspicious communication channels that might be the beginning of any sort of attack. This means companies don’t have to depend on employees for checks plainly.

End-to-End security

  • Identity and access management: Identity threat detecting system along with proactive, AI-enhanced protection capabilities and multi-factor authentication. 
  • Threat protection: Threat protection policies, threat investigation and response capabilities, automated investigation, response capabilities. 
  • Information, Protection, and Compliance: Analyzing unstructured data, complying with national, regional, and industry-specific requirements. 
  • Security management: Cyber Security Risk Assessment, remediation for advanced targeted attacks, policy recommendations, and improvements.  

How to safeguard the content? 

Assessing office 365 security risk: 

Following security practices decrease the chance of exposing sensitive content. 

  • Multi-factor authentication: A few actions might be a lot more valuable than others.  
  • Audit data: Some of these are what you need to do daily, like reviewing audit data on a weekly basis.  
  • Guest sharing links: Some of these features are recommended based on Microsoft best practices rather than initial impressions.  
Shadow IT 

If the organization locks down its environment, then the issues they face are introducing consumer-level tools for achieving their daily tasks. This makes it riskier of data breach than opening certain features. 

Microsoft itself provides Microsoft Security Consulting services. Microsoft and other service providers and consultants provide security assessment services to ensure that data is protected, the complexes are simplified, detect threats beforehand to avoid any malware, and respond quickly. Its ultimate goal is peace of mind and growth of the individual and the organization.  

The consultants will support you by implementing tools, conducting a risk analysis, defining functional requirements, technical verifications, planning response and execution, and developing security tools.  

Thus Microsoft 365 Security and Assessment helps protect the business from each and every kind of malware and threat and loss of data and any sort of risks the business has to face.