IT Security News 18 April 2019

Microsoft Secure Score

Improve the security of your business using Microsoft Secure Score

Anthony Roberts, Infrastructure Manager, Fabric

Microsoft Secure Score 

One of the biggest challenges when moving sensitive data to the cloud is the integrity and security of that data. With more and more users migrating to the cloud; it is becoming more of a concern as attack landscapes increase. Microsoft Secure score can help improve the overall security of your business. 

What is Microsoft Secure Score?

Microsoft secure score is a security analytics tool built into the Microsoft Cloud stack that helps you manage your security position by analysing the configuration of all your Microsoft Cloud and onpremises solutions and making recommendations based upon a preuserdefined security score, these recommendations are only made based upon the services you have already purchased. 

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Microsoft Secure Score is available with Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise, Microsoft 365 Business and Office 365 Business Premium licenses and can be found in the Security and Compliance centre. 

Your Microsoft Office secure score is made up of the Office 365, Microsoft Azure and the Windows Defender ATP security score to give an overall security map of the entire Microsoft Stack.  

Microsoft Secure Score Diagram

Comparing your Secure Score 

Microsoft secure score lets your benchmark your score against other companies of a similar size as well as the Microsoft Office standard security score. This helps give your business an incite of what secure score you should be aiming for on the first implementation. 

Why use Microsoft Secure Score?

Microsoft secure score will help you defend both your cloud and onpremises services against an increasing threat landscape which will improve your security posture. This will give you peace of mind that the right steps have been taken to protect your business.  

By implementing Microsoft Secure Score recommendations, you are adopting controls which can offset the risk of being breached; this does not, however, guarantee that a breach will not occur (As with all security solutions). 

 

To learn more about Microsoft Secure Score, give us a call on 01625 443110 or get in touch.

Anthony Roberts, Infrastructure Manager, Fabric

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