Microsoft 365 Top 5 Security Features that Every Admin MUST Know
Microsoft 365
Nov 21, 2023 1:00 PM

Microsoft 365 Top 5 Security Features that Every Admin MUST Know

by HubSite 365 about Andy Malone [MVP]

Microsoft 365 Expert, Author, YouTuber, Speaker & Senior Technology Instructor (MCT)

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In this session, I take you on a journey inside Microsoft 365 & Entra ID Security. You’ll discover my top 5 security features, tools and settings that will make

In this session, we will embark on an enlightening journey through the landscape of Microsoft 365 & Entra ID Security. Our focus will be on uncovering the most impactful security features, tools, and settings that can significantly enhance the security posture of your organization. As we delve into this world, I will introduce you to my top five security elements that are essential for anyone looking to bolster their organization's defenses.

These five elements are not just any random selections, but carefully chosen aspects that bring a tangible difference to how you manage and secure your digital environment. We will explore the depths of Conditional Access settings, a crucial component in ensuring that access to your resources is strictly controlled and compliant with your security policies. But that's not all. I will also unveil some hidden gems - features that are often overlooked yet possess the potential to drastically improve your security infrastructure.

Rest assured, these tips and tricks are not just theoretical. They are practical, actionable insights that you can implement right away. Each one has been selected for its proven effectiveness and ability to make a real, measurable impact. By the end of this session, you will not only have enhanced your organization's security but also enriched your own knowledge and expertise in this critical domain.

Summary: Enhancing Security in Microsoft 365 & Entra ID Security

This session is designed to guide you through the essential security features of Microsoft 365 & Entra ID Security. We will focus on five key elements - from Conditional Access settings to lesser-known features - that will significantly improve your organization's security and your personal understanding of this vital area.

  • Safe Attachments & Safe Links: Part of Microsoft Defender for Office 365, these tools protect against advanced threats. Safe Attachments checks email attachments for malware, while Safe Links scans URLs in emails and Office documents for malicious content.
  • Microsoft Entra (Azure AD) Security Defaults: Entra, formerly known as Azure AD, offers Security Defaults, a set of basic security measures like multi-factor authentication and secure guest access, designed to protect user identities and access management.
  • Entra ID (Azure AD) Conditional Access: This is a more advanced security feature in Azure AD. It allows for the creation of policies that require specific conditions to be met before granting access to resources, enhancing security and flexibility.
  • Priority Account Protection Features: These features focus on protecting high-profile accounts in an organization, like executives or IT admins, who have access to sensitive information. They include enhanced monitoring and alerting for potentially risky activities.