Office 365 has lots of built-in security features; if you've got Office 365, you've already paid for them, but you may have never configured them to work for your organization. Do you ever wonder how secure your Office 365 organization really is? Well, you can stop wondering - the Office 365 Secure Score is now available. Secure Score analyzes your Office 365 organization’s security based on your regular activities and security settings and assigns a score. Kind of like a credit score for your security.
Using Secure Score can help increase your organization’s security by encouraging use of built-in security features. Learning more about these features as you use the tool will help give you peace of mind that you’re taking the right steps to protect your organization from threats.
Microsoft states that customers who are using Secure Score have seen their score increase 5 times more than customers who aren’t using it.
How do you access Secure Score?
Anyone who has admin permissions (Global Admin or a Custom Admin) for an Office 365 Business Premium or Enterprise subscription can access the Secure Score at https://securescore.office.com. Users who aren’t assigned an admin role won't be able to access Secure Score but admins can use the tool to share their results with other people in their organization.
How does it work?
Secure Score figures out what Office 365 services you’re using, such as OneDrive, SharePoint, and Exchange, then looks at your settings and activities and compares them to a baseline established by Microsoft. You’ll get a score based on how aligned you are with best security practices.
Review the Action Queue to see what you can do to reduce risks.
Expand an action to learn next steps.
Watch the impact of your actions on your organization’s security on Score Analyzer page.
We encourage you to check out your Secure Store today. Stop by next week for part 2 of this series where we'll help you get started on your security and compliance plan.
And please join us for our final installment on Thursday, November 16th at 9am PST for our webinar on keeping your data secure in Office 365. Register here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2604511435041542913
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425 749 7471 for a no-obligation consultation from one of our optimization experts.