Three tips for improving your Secure Score
Hackers attack users every 39 seconds, on average 2,244 times a day. And this is only going to increase in 2020, due in part to the amount of non-secure usernames and passwords still being used.
If you’re one of the 180 million Office 365 users, then there’s a tool waiting for you to utilise to secure your account and your business. This is your Secure Score. If you’re not familiar with it yet, now’s the time to check out our Beginners guide to the Microsoft Office 365 Secure Score.
To help you kickstart your journey we’ve outlined three of the most common Secure Score recommendations our customers came across when trying to improve their score.
1. Enabling MFA is easy as 123
If you don’t know what MFA is, then you best start familiarising yourself with it! To put it simply, MFA is multi-factor authentication and it adds multiple layers to your users – making it more difficult for attackers to access your data. In 2020, passwords will not be enough to keep external hackers out. The additional identity check that MFA enables, is the first step in your journey to improving your secure score.
2. Protect your devices
It sounds simple. But many companies currently don’t enable this. By adding a password to each employee’s mobile device, you can prevent someone from gaining physical access it’s data. Meaning if an employee were to lose their device and a stranger was to find it, they will have difficulty trying to unlock it. The password and encryption add a layer of authentication, helping protect your business’s critical data.
3. Restrict those not worthy (…of global administrator rights)
The more admin users you have, the more options hackers will have to get in and access your data. By reducing the number of admin users you have, the less risk your putting your company in. The first step to having your administrator roles set up correctly is reviewing who already has an administrator role and revoking access for those who don’t need it or have left the business. Sounds simple, right?
These are just some of the first steps you can take to start improving your Secure Score. But you shouldn’t stop there. Staying secure is a continuous task. The moment you stand still, you fall behind – putting your business at risk. That’s why we continually work hard to support businesses like yours stay secure.
Office 365 Secure Score Webinars
We’ve hosted a range of webinars around the Office 365 Secure Score. If you’re looking to discover a thing or two about improving your Secure Score, then please download a copy of the relevant webinar below.
Talk to an expert
So, what are you waiting for? Start improving your security today.
Our team of experts are here to help your organisation stay protected. We’ve put together two kick-start packages which are designed to help you increase security in Microsoft 365. To find out more about improving your Secure Score, get in contact with a member of our team today. We will be here to support your organisation’s first steps to increase security.
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