Protect and secure your Microsoft 365 account

Posted by Stéphane Trépanier, Hector Solutions d’Affaires 11-10-2022 10:24 AM

As you already know, most companies use the Microsoft Office suite, which includes Word, Excel and Outlook. For the past few years, this suite of tools has been offered to us in the cloud and allows us to work collaboratively, no matter where we are or what device we are working on.

But like any cloud environment, it must be well protected and well secured. Often the target of cyber hackers, it is essential to secure your Microsoft 365 platform. To help you, I thought I would share with you three tools or services that will allow you to protect and secure it.

Accessibility vs. Integrity
It is important to understand the nuance. Microsoft guarantees 99.9% accessibility and connectivity to its services, but it does not guarantee the integrity or backup of your data.

It is important to have a backup solution to your Microsoft 365 account. Most solutions will offer backup of your data for OneDrive and SharePoint, but also necessary is a backup of your emails, contacts, calendars and conversations in Teams.

The protection service is the guardian of your Microsoft 365 platform. It analyzes and monitors behavior, anomalies, login attempts and much more. From these analyses comes the creation of security policies that result in a better protected Microsoft 365 platform.

The majority of protection services on the market offer monitoring and incident detection. When it comes to creating and enforcing security policies, some providers include this as part of the service.

The good old spam filtering service we used to have is unfortunately not enough for today’s threats. The need to have a full filtering service nested within the Microsoft 365 platform is now necessary to secure your email content and file shares.

The services offered on the market still include spam filtering, but also support the filtering and analysis of all files transacted via your Outlook, SharePoint, OneDrive and Teams. The service analyzes everything that is transmitted inside and outside your organization.

You need to be sensitive to the risk of cyberattack on your Microsoft 365 account. The level of cyberattack has never been higher. Work with peace of mind by protecting and securing your Microsoft 365 account. Ask your Millenium Micro expert for more information.

Stéphane Trépanier, Hector Solutions d’Affaires.