What is Microsoft 365 cloud security and why is it important?

Written by: Jason Meilleur
Published: June 23, 2021




    Data security is critical. It’s probably one of your company’s top priorities, and for a good reason. Data breaches cost you valuable time and money.

    Billions of compromised records are exposed annually, and it’s your job to secure your systems against malicious actors and cyber threats. 

    According to IBM, the global average cost of a data breach is roughly $3.86 million. If you’re an enterprise-level company, that’s a pretty hefty drop in the bucket. If you’re a smaller business, that kind of data breach could ruin you.

    Fortunately, companies that utilize some of the most popular and effective business management platforms—like Microsoft 365—have professional cybersecurity solution options.

    What is Microsoft 365 Cloud Security?

    Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) is Microsoft’s monthly subscription service that allows users to purchase, download, and manage popular Microsoft applications like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more within the 365 suite. It also offers cloud-based software-as-a-service products like Skype for Business, Exchange Server, SharePoint, and others. Since many of Microsoft 365’s elements are cloud-based, cloud security is a big concern for companies adopting the service. 

    Cloud security is simply the process of protecting your cloud-based data and applications from outside threats and breaches. While some specialized programs and applications can improve your cloud security, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. 

    Some companies opt to manage their own data security, while others choose to trust third-party products and services. Professional Microsoft 365 partners like 360 Visibility are well-versed in what it takes to protect your data.

    Microsoft 365 Cloud Security Best Practices

    It’s crucial that you identify your biggest security gaps and take appropriate action to reduce risks, detect threats, and improve your overall cloud security. Without proper security measures and monitoring practices in place, your company becomes an annual data breach statistic.

    Understanding cloud security best practices is an excellent first step:

    • Apply data protection policies 
    • Set limitations on how data is shared
    • Encrypt sensitive data
    • Monitor managed devices and permissions
    • Utilize advanced protection

    When you’re ready to take your Microsoft 365 cloud security further, 360 Visibility offers enterprise-level webinars and professional cloud security solutions.

    Our experts help you understand basic cloud security best practices and then dive deeper into proprietary security options. We’ll introduce you to and then help you set up and manage:

    • Microsoft 365 Defender
    • Microsoft Cloud App Security
    • Azure Active Directory
    • Microsoft 365 Security Center
    • Professional monitoring tools
    • And more

    Security awareness training coupled with multi-factor authentication practices immediately improves your Microsoft 365 cloud security. What’s more, our specialists review and configure each security solution to meet your company’s specific business needs. 

    Improve Your Microsoft 365 Experience with Managed Cloud Security

    Remember, there is no one-size-fits-all cloud security solution, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find the perfect solution for your business. 

    360 Visibility provides a monthly overall security report, so you’re aware of what’s going on within your cloud environment. As a result, reduce your risk and detect threats before they become problems with professional Microsoft 365 cloud security. 

    We’ll help familiarize you with cloud security best practices and implement enterprise-level security solutions, so you can focus on growing your business. 

    Contact one of our cloud security experts today, and find out how you can improve your Microsoft 365 cloud security today!

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