5 tips to secure your Microsoft environment

May 15, 2024
Access Tech: Is your Microsoft environment secure?

With more than 345 million paying customers worldwide, Microsoft 365 is one of the most popular work suites available. But like any digital platform, it comes with risks. It’s crucial to ensure an organization’s data, employees and customers are protected.  

There are ways to effectively secure and protect your Microsoft 365 environment, defending both your data. 

Step 1: Implement Secure Access Control 

One of the most valuable ways to keep business data safe is to ensure only the right people can access it. Leverage multi-factor authentication and conditional access policies for more comprehensive user control. 

Step 2: Introduce Stringent Data Protections 

When distributing technology to your employees, secure your environment by applying Microsoft’s security best practices. Install recommended security solutions in Microsoft 365 apps, Windows PCs, and the Microsoft Edge browser ecosystem. 

Step 3: Take a Proactive Approach 

Carefully analyze cloud applications and their potential risks.  

  • Ensure every app you install is configured with the correct security settings and policies.  
  • Make certain employees know which apps are safe to use, and how data should be stored and shared throughout your business ecosystem.  
  • Provide consistent up-to-date training as new threats to your business or industry emerge. 

Step 4: Leverage Advanced Security Technology 

Build your defense strategy with additional resources. As a trusted advisor, Access Tech can offer access to next-generation firewalls, DDoS protection services, and SASE technologies. We can help you implement comprehensive security ecosystems, and assist businesses with email security tools, vulnerability management, and incident response solutions.  

Step 5: Consider an End-to-End Solution Partner 

Speaking of working with experts on your Microsoft 365 security strategy, sometimes the best way to ensure you have complete protection is to work with a partner who can assess and enhance your ecosystem for you. 

To make the most of your Microsoft investment and to protect your data. Leveraging support from partners who can help secure and configure your ecosystem will give you a critical edge. Access Tech can help protect not just your data, but your company’s reputation and your employees too. We have over a decade of experience with Microsoft and security. Contact us today for a complimentary meeting.  

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