8 Security and Compliance Features in O365 that you probably aren’t utilizing!

Securing your O365 infrastructure is of paramount importance. No matter if you are a small-scale start-up or a well-established organization, security is one thing that stands uncompromised. Given the fact that cyberattacks are only increasing, it’s time that you reassess your office suite and improve its usability to turn your system robust and free from attacks. This article is designed to outline the top 8 security and compliance features offered by O365 that you might not be aware of.

Securing your O365 infrastructure is of paramount importance. No matter if you are a small-scale start-up or a well-established organization, security is one thing that stands uncompromised. Given the fact that cyberattacks are only increasing, it’s time that you reassess your office suite and improve its usability to turn your system robust and free from attacks. This article is designed to outline the top 8 security and compliance features offered by O365 that you might not be aware of.

8 Security & Compliance Features

 

Multifactor Authentication

When it comes to strengthening the login page of the system, the first thing to do is sign up for multifactor authentication. While you might struggle to find ways to do so, Office 365 has a built-in feature that gives you the ease to activate multi-factor authentication sign-in for your system. The free version of the software itself has the feature. In case you have the premium Azure AD account, you might have your hands on some advanced features as well.

App Passcode

 Even though this is part of the multifactor authentication process, most of the leaders fail to use it to the fullest. Irrespective of who is accessing the office suite, when and where, he/she would need the passcode to log in to the system. Fortunately, this is one of the strongest features of the office 365 productivity suite.

RABC Role

Acronym for Role-based access control, the dynamic suite of office 365 allows the admin to outline different norms for accessing the services. For instance, suppose that you want to temporarily pass over the role admin role to a third-person. Using the RABC feature, you can set aside what all services would be accessed by the person and under what circumstances.

Configure Microsoft Trust Center 

Microsoft has a dedicated office 365 Trust Center that does the job of securing all sorts of data. From logical to physical and data, the Trust Center caters to all of the security requirements. They perform rooted assessments to trace and find gaps within the system. Once successful, they further outline measures needed to secure the system top to bottom.

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection 

Ransomware attacks have grown to be one of the devastating forms of cyberattacks. Adhering to the need of protecting the organizational infrastructure from being hit by such attacks, Office 365 has an advanced threat protection feature that aims to strongarm the organization against attacks and cybercrimes. With its sophisticated AI-backed analytics tool, it can trace attacks and prevent them from intruding in the system.

Alerts  

The security and compliance center of Microsoft 365 allows the admin to keep track of every new activity and scan the same for legitimacy. The system can be configured to get alerts every time a new activity takes place. This provides a holistic view of the system, triggering actions from the admin.

Office 365 Security Reports 

The overall system of office 365 has been designed to ensure optimal performance. Along with all of the above, they also offer in-depth reports on all of the data within the system.  The reports can be viewed directly from the dashboard and have all information related to spam detection, attacks, thefts, etc.

Data Loss Prevention Policies

Microsoft 365 enables you to set up DLP within the system to trace and detect vital information such as card information or other credentials to protect them and prohibit sharing of such information to the outside world.

With all of this in place, Office 365 ensures the privacy and safety of users are never compromised.

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