TechTalk Detroit EP 022: Microsoft 365 Security Best Practices

Microsoft 365 Security Best Practices


Chuck and Brian discuss the top 5 ways to keep your devices and data secure while using Microsoft 365.

1. Password Security (02:16)

Keeping your data safe begins with these password best practices:

  • Create complex passwords with different characters.
  • Have a rotation of about 5 passwords.
  • Third party sign-on applications are a great tool to help create complex passwords.
  • Do not have repeating letters or numbers within your password.

2. Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) (04:15)

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

Multi-factor authentication implements multiple check points to verify identity while logging into an account. Since hackers are less likely to be able to provide various forms of verification, this is a great way to eliminate security breaches.

3. Email Forwarding (07:00)

What is the correct way of setting up email forwarding?

  • Consider disabling users from enabling their own forwarding rules.
  • Hackers setup email forwarding rules to spy on user emails.

4. Internal Security Training (10:08)

Security awareness training

  • Have your internal team simulate phishing emails to current employees. This can be a great way to view if additional cybersecurity training is needed.
  • Determine your high-risk users (C-level executives).

5. Protection against Malware and Ransomware (15:13)

  • Microsoft 365 Advanced Threat Protection.

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