Compliance is in place to protect your customers not burden your business, at least that’s the goal. In reality, compliance standards are always changing, and businesses of all sizes are constantly concerned about maintaining compliance.
That’s why Microsoft built over 900 controls into its software and employs a full team of people focused on this very task. With compliance infused into the very core of the software, your customers can feel confident their data is safe with your business, and you can breathe easier knowing your security is up-to-date.
At Oakwood Systems Group, Inc., we are committed to the idea that compliant data security should not be out of reach for any business.
Below are the Top 10 security deployment actions you should be leveraging within Microsoft 365.
(1) Identify Users
Deploy Azure Active Directory and connect to your on-premises directories. Create a single, common identity for each user to provide managed, secure access to all corporate resources.
(2) Manage Authentication & Safeguard Users
Enable Single Sign-On (SSO) in Azure Active Directory to manage authentication across devices, cloud apps, and on-premises apps. Then set up Multi-Factor Authentication to authenticate user sign-ons through a mobile app, phone call, or SMS.
(3) Protect Your Identities
Define security policies to protect individual user identities against account compromise in real time with Azure Active Directory Identity Protection. Manage, control, and monitor privileged access permissions to protect your organization with Azure AD Privileged Identity Management.
(4) Set Conditional Access Policies
Restrict or block user access based on risk, location, device information, apps, and other user behaviors with Conditional Access.
(5) Set Up Mobile Device Management
Deploy Intune to manage and secure company and employee-owned devices (BYOD).
(6) Manage Mobile Apps
Deploy Intune App protection policies on all devices in Intune to control how data is used in mobile apps.
(7) Set Your Cloud App Security Policies
Discover apps in use, assess risk, identify vulnerabilities, and take action with Microsoft Cloud App Security.
(8) Protect Your Documents & Email
Configure Azure Information Protection policies to classify, label, and encrypt documents and email. Then configure Office Advanced Threat Protection to protect your email against all known malicious links and malware.
(9) Protect Your OS
Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection is built into Windows 10 and provides near-instant detection and blocking of new and emerging threats.
(10) Detect & Investigate Security Incidents
Use Azure Advanced Threat Protection to detect suspicious activity in real time.
We understand the security problems facing your business are far from simple, which is why our multifaceted solution contains tools to address each one. Please drop us a message below and we’ll help you rest easy at night knowing your organization’s data is protected.