We live and breathe all things Microsoft, and our team of specialists and engineers know the Office 365 system inside out – there’s nothing we can’t help with.
We understand the importance of adhering to industry regulations and remaining data secure. Our experts will shore up your system and manage security features, so it’s up to date and completely safe.
Whether it’s for training, troubleshooting, upgrading or migrating data, Valto is on hand whenever you need us.
We’ve been working with businesses across the UK for years. We specialise in working with teams and companies to create cyber-secure and cutting edge systems.
GDPR has rapidly emerged as a fundamental aspect of any business, regardless of the industry. In this fast-paced environment, ensuring robust data security and staying up-to-date with ever-evolving industry regulations has become a dedicated and ongoing task.
Leverage the comprehensive security features of Microsoft Office 365 to safeguard your business and protect sensitive information effortlessly. Office 365 offers a wide range of solutions, from enhancing email security to providing threat protection against cyber criminals, all seamlessly integrated into your existing system.
At Valto, we specialise in Microsoft solutions, and offer a dedicated Security manager to cover everything from installation and audits to migration, training, troubleshooting, and implementation. When it comes to security and compliance, we collaborate with your business to ensure every file and folder adheres to your industry’s specific regulations. In the unfortunate event of a breach, we are here to assist and restore your system.
Understanding that each project is unique, we adopt a case-by-case approach. We begin with a comprehensive audit to comprehend your workflow and identify areas where guidance is required. Subsequently, we implement cutting-edge security and compliance systems, allowing you to focus on your work without unnecessary concerns. Whether it’s helping you meet industry accreditation requirements, setting up a data loss prevention (DLP) platform, or conducting a thorough security overview of every aspect of your business, we have you covered.
Our expertise including threat protection, Office 365 management, industrial regulations, SharePoint Online, Admin Centre, audit logs, Azure Information Protection, 365 Security and Compliance Centre, device management, and Microsoft 365 Defender.
Let Valto be your trusted partner in securing your business and ensuring compliance with data regulations, enabling you to concentrate on your core objectives with peace of mind.
Office 365 security risks and things to look out for
It’s always important to be vigilant in matters of the internet, business, and data protection of course – but with so many online applications and file-sharing platforms to work with these days, it’s more vital than ever. Issues like phishing scams, malware, data security breaches and imposter email are becoming more and more common. By using the security features of M365 to their full potential you will be able to limit the chances of being a victim to these scams and breaches.
Breach prevention and protection
Breach prevention and protection are critical aspects of maintaining the security and integrity of data within Office 365. Microsoft has implemented various features and tools to help businesses safeguard their sensitive information and defend against potential cyber threats. Here are some key components of breach prevention and protection within Office 365:
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
MFA adds an extra layer of security by requiring users to provide multiple forms of verification before accessing their accounts. This helps prevent unauthorised access, even if a password is compromised.
Office 365’s Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) is designed to detect and block sophisticated threats, such as malware, ransomware, and phishing attacks, from reaching users’ inboxes.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
DLP policies allow organisations to define rules that identify and protect sensitive data from being unintentionally or maliciously shared. It helps prevent accidental data leaks and ensures compliance with data protection regulations.
Office 365 uses encryption to protect data both in transit and at rest. This ensures that even if data is intercepted, it remains unreadable without proper authorisation.
Data Governance and Retention Policies
Office 365 provides tools to set up retention policies, archiving, and eDiscovery to manage data lifecycle effectively. This ensures that data is retained as required and can be easily accessed when needed.
Audit Logs and Monitoring
Office 365 logs user activities, such as sign-ins and file access, allowing administrators to monitor and investigate any suspicious or unauthorised activities.
Mobile Device Management (MDM)
Office 365’s MDM feature enables businesses to manage and secure mobile devices accessing company data, applying policies to prevent data breaches via mobile devices.
Microsoft Cloud App Security (MCAS)
MCAS offers advanced threat protection, data loss prevention, and cloud access security broker (CASB) capabilities, providing an extra layer of security for cloud applications, including Office 365.
Office 365’s Identity Protection feature helps detect and prevent identity-based attacks, such as sign-in attempts from unfamiliar locations or devices.
Tools like SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business allow secure file sharing and collaboration within teams, with customisable access controls and permissions.
To ensure comprehensive breach prevention and protection, it is essential to stay up-to-date with security best practices, regularly educate users about potential threats, and implement a robust security strategy tailored to your specific needs. Office 365’s built-in security features combined with a proactive approach can help businesses maintain a strong defence against cyber threats and protect their valuable data.
Security monitoring is a crucial aspect of maintaining a secure and protected environment within Office 365. Microsoft has equipped the platform with various tools and features to enable businesses to monitor and respond to potential security threats effectively.
In Office 365 you are able to maintain a unified audit log that records a comprehensive set of events and activities across all services within the platform. This log includes information about user and administrator actions, such as file access, permission changes, and mailbox activities. By analysing this log, administrators can identify suspicious activities and potential security breaches.
Office 365’s Security and Compliance Centre provides a centralised dashboard for managing security-related tasks. It allows administrators to access security reports, view threat protection status, and configure security policies.
By using threat intelligence data from multiple sources, including machine learning algorithms and global threat monitoring, you are able to identify and defend against emerging security threats. This information helps Office 365 stay up-to-date with the latest threat landscape and enhances its ability to detect and mitigate potential risks.
Real-time alerts and notifications can be generated when suspicious activities or potential security breaches are detected. Administrators can configure these alerts to receive immediate notifications through email or other communication channels.
ATA is an on-premises product that works in conjunction with Office 365. It uses machine learning and behavioural analytics to detect suspicious activities and potential security threats within an organisation’s network. ATA provides valuable insights into possible security breaches originating from user accounts or devices.
In the event of a security incident or breach, Office 365 provides guidance and tools for effective incident response. This includes investigation features, forensic analysis tools, and remediation steps to mitigate the impact of security breaches.
By leveraging these security monitoring features within Office 365, you can proactively identify and respond to security threats, protect sensitive data, and maintain a robust security posture. Regular monitoring, analysis of security logs, and staying informed about the latest security developments are essential for a strong security strategy within Office 365.
Take Control of Your Security and Compliance with Valto
Don’t leave your security and compliance to chance – let us take control and ensure everything is up to date. At Valto, our team of specialists was trained by Microsoft directly, so we know the proper ways to set up systems, upgrade them, migrate them and arm them with the most up to date and cutting edge security.
We’ll complete an initial security audit and identify areas you could improve security. If you’re migrating data to Microsoft Teams or PowerApps, we’ll help ensure all your information is transferred safely and securely.
We’ll ensure applications like SharePoint Online are correctly configured. We can help set up administrative accounts to control the most sensitive data, onboard new members of your team to set the correct permissions, fortify your email and file-sharing servers, and troubleshoot if you happen to fall victim to malicious links hidden in a phishing attack.
In short, Valto will keep your Office 365 system running efficiently, working as it should and as safe as it can be.
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What is Microsoft Secure Score, and how do I use it?
Microsoft Secure Score measures your company’s security processes and systems. The higher the score, the more positive actions you’ve put in place. You’ll receive Secure Score recommendations for your system, which can highlight potential weaknesses or problem areas in your overall cyber security system.
You can find your Secure Score and associated recommendations in the Microsoft 365 security centre dashboard. Your Valto security specialist will help translate the secure score metrics and implement the recommendations in the most efficient and cost-effective way for your business.
Email security made simple
More than 90% of targeted cyber attacks originate from emails. Everyone’s familiar with the concept of a phishing attack, but often they’re so well disguised or masked that they slip through our personal security nets. An email might look like it’s come from a reputable source or recognised contact and actually be a cleverly disguised hacking attempt with malicious links hidden within the email body.
Not all dangerous emails contain active malware, either. Some might simply be phishing scams designed to gain your trust and lure you into replying. To ensure your business is kept secure 24 hours a day no matter who sends messages to your team, we’ll look at every aspect of your system for potential security breaches and put measures in place – including encrypted email protection and other security strategies.
Data protection and secure information management
In the modern world of GDPR, it’s more important than ever to be vigilant about data storage, management, handling and disposal. Equally, as the world becomes smaller and technology brings global businesses and clients together, the amount of sensitive and personal data businesses have to manage grows.
The Valto ATP consultants will conduct an advanced threat protection audit to clear out any potential weaknesses or pain points in your system. We’ll also go through every required regulation for your business to make sure your data protection protocols are up to date. We will act as your Microsoft security and incident response team – you can call us in an emergency or with any queries around security and compliance. We can also provide ATP training to equip your team with the skills to keep your business and data secure.
Frequently Asked Questions about Office 365 Security Services
Why is Office 365 security important for my business?
Office 365 security is crucial as it safeguards your sensitive data, communications, and intellectual property from cyber threats, unauthorised access, and data breaches. Protecting your business data ensures business continuity and maintains your customers’ trust.
What security features does Office 365 offer?
Office 365 provides a comprehensive set of security features, including multi-factor authentication (MFA), data loss prevention (DLP), encrypted emails, Advanced Threat Protection (ATP), and secure collaboration tools to enhance your organisation’s protection against various threats.
How can Valto help improve Office 365 security for my company?
Valto offers expert consultancy and implementation services. Our team assesses your organisation’s security needs, configures security settings, sets up advanced protection features, and provides training to your staff, ensuring you maximise the security capabilities of Office 365.
What is Office 365 compliance, and why should I be concerned about it?
Office 365 compliance involves adhering to industry-specific regulations and standards to protect sensitive data and maintain legal requirements. Compliance is essential to avoid fines, legal issues, and reputational damage to your business.
Can Valto assist in ensuring my company meets Office 365 compliance standards?
Absolutely! Valto specialises in helping businesses achieve and maintain Office 365 compliance. We guide you through implementing compliance controls, setting up data retention policies, and conducting regular compliance audits to keep your organization in line with regulations.
How does multi-factor authentication (MFA) enhance security for Office 365 accounts?
MFA adds an extra layer of security by requiring users to provide additional verification beyond their password, such as a one-time code sent to their mobile device. This significantly reduces the risk of unauthorised access even if passwords are compromised.
What is Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) in Office 365, and how does it protect against cyber threats?
Office 365 ATP is a powerful security solution that safeguards your organisation against sophisticated email-based attacks, malicious links, and harmful attachments. It analyses and detects potential threats in real-time, preventing them from reaching your inbox.
Does Office 365 provide tools to help with data loss prevention (DLP)?
Yes, Office 365 offers robust DLP capabilities that help you prevent sensitive data from being shared or leaked unintentionally. You can create DLP policies to monitor and control the flow of sensitive information within your organisation.
Can Valto UK train our employees to be more security-conscious in their daily activities?
Certainly! Valto UK offers comprehensive security awareness training for employees. We educate your staff about potential threats, best practices for data protection, and how to identify and report security incidents, empowering them to be vigilant and security-aware.
To get started with Valto and take your business to the next level, get in touch with our team today
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