Recent incidents involving renowned tech companies and cybersecurity firms highlight a critical reality: understanding security best practices for Microsoft 365 is not the same as effectively implementing them. But amid an epidemic of oversight, how do you close the gap between best practices and what’s really happening?
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It’s one thing to understand what Microsoft 365 best practices looks like and another to implement and enforce it consistently. In incidents like the Midnight Blizzard Microsoft hack, expertise alone didn't prevent organizations from falling prey to sophisticated cyberattacks. The only way to secure your Microsoft 365 environment is by making diligent security measures non-negotiable.
What can hacks like Midnight Blizzard tell us about the security of the average Microsoft 365 environment?
In one instance, a non-production test account lacking multi-factor authentication (2FA/MFA) was exploited. In another, a forgotten legacy account was compromised, demonstrating that human errors and oversights can lead to significant security breaches. These incidents serve as stark reminders that even low-risk accounts within Microsoft 365 can become vectors for security breaches if not adequately protected and monitored.
The risk of seemingly innocuous accounts and the inevitability of human error can only be addressed with strong visibility across your Microsoft 365 environment. For many enterprises, this visibility is missing.
During a recent industry webinar, we were confronted with a startling revelation: 30% of IT professionals in attendance admitted the absence of a formalized process for reviewing Microsoft 365 user access within their organizations. This oversight isn’t just a minor gap; it's a gaping hole in the fabric of a company's security posture.
At the same time, the cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, particularly within the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. Digital threats are becoming increasingly sophisticated and the ripple effects of a single breach can impact multiple organizations. Consequently, the need for vigilance, proactive security management, and monitoring of Microsoft 365 is greater than ever. It’s not just your security at stake, but also your partners and supply chain.
Why is this mix of unprotected accounts, poor visibility, and evolving threats so alarming? Unchecked access can lead to catastrophic security breaches, regulatory non-compliance, and operational inefficiencies that can damage an organization's financial standing and reputation. The recent headlines speak for themselves: a tech leader being infiltrated by such a basic, brute-force hack reflects a fundamental, avoidable mistake with disastrous consequences.
At CoreView, we’ve distilled a decade of frontline experience into a robust suite of practices and tools designed to fortify your Microsoft 365 governance. We don't just preach best practices; those best practices are embedded into the fabric of your operations and make them simple to adopt and implement. With CoreView, you can close the gap between what your IT team already knows they should do and what they’re actually doing.
Our approach is built around seven key priorities:
At CoreView, we ensure that best practices are more than just understood—they’re effectively implemented and continuously monitored. Our focus on vigilance enables quick threat detection and response, protecting your Microsoft 365 assets over the long term.
With CoreView, you're not alone in securing your Microsoft 365 environment. We stand with you, applying a decade of experience to defend against today's threats and those on the horizon. Together, we'll strengthen your defenses and secure your digital landscape.