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1/25/2021
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How to Better Secure Your Microsoft 365 Environment

Security experts offer Microsoft 365 security guidance as more attackers target enterprise cloud environments.
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Do You Need Conditional Access?
Conditional Access lets admins control the apps and devices that connect to their corporate resources. This gives them more detailed access control to protect corporate data, and they can define conditions that restrict access to data based on the location, device, user, and app.
'Conditional Access is about, what do I need to feel safe about the user, about the device, about the location they're coming from to allow them access to the service,' Hevesi says. It's a key concern among businesses that want to manage devices in a more modern way, he says.
The functionality is part of Azure Active Directory with an Azure AD Premium license, Microsoft says. With Microsoft Intune, companies can build on Conditional Access by adding mobile device compliance and app management.
IT and security teams can use Conditional Access to determine the risk profile of mobile devices. It works with Windows Defender ATP and third-party mobile threat defense (MTD) tools as well and checks for malicious apps, network threats, suspicious behavior, vulnerabilities, and potentially dangerous configuration changes, then grants access based on the device risk.
To enable this, admins can access the Conditional Access and Sign-In Risk device threat protection settings under the policy section of the Intune or Azure AD management console. Gartner recommends the step for businesses with large mobile deployments; this would ensure that only secure mobile devices access Microsoft 365 environments.
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Do You Need Conditional Access?

Conditional Access lets admins control the apps and devices that connect to their corporate resources. This gives them more detailed access control to protect corporate data, and they can define conditions that restrict access to data based on the location, device, user, and app.

"Conditional Access is about, what do I need to feel safe about the user, about the device, about the location they're coming from to allow them access to the service," Hevesi says. It's a key concern among businesses that want to manage devices in a more modern way, he says.

The functionality is part of Azure Active Directory with an Azure AD Premium license, Microsoft says. With Microsoft Intune, companies can build on Conditional Access by adding mobile device compliance and app management.

IT and security teams can use Conditional Access to determine the risk profile of mobile devices. It works with Windows Defender ATP and third-party mobile threat defense (MTD) tools as well and checks for malicious apps, network threats, suspicious behavior, vulnerabilities, and potentially dangerous configuration changes, then grants access based on the device risk.

To enable this, admins can access the Conditional Access and Sign-In Risk device threat protection settings under the policy section of the Intune or Azure AD management console. Gartner recommends the step for businesses with large mobile deployments; this would ensure that only secure mobile devices access Microsoft 365 environments.

(Image: Microsoft)

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1/27/2021 | 3:13:55 PM
Apt!
Agreed -- the importance of cloud security cannot be overstated, now more so than ever! 
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mspportal,
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1/25/2021 | 10:56:58 AM
Good Job Kelly
Your are correct folks need a middle man product to scan mail first

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