Enhance Security: Must-Know Conditional Access Tips 2024
Apr 22, 2024 8:30 PM

Enhance Security: Must-Know Conditional Access Tips 2024

by HubSite 365 about Nick Ross [MVP] (T-Minus365)

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Revamp your security: Key tips & scripts for bulletproof Conditional Access Policies. #Microsoft #SecurityExperts

Key insights


  • Implementing key considerations for more effective conditional access policies.
  • Protecting against common attacks that can bypass Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).
  • Recommended conditional access policies and automation scripts for efficient policy management and monitoring.
  • Understanding the importance of conditional access as code for scalability and automation.
  • Insight into common threats including credential harvesting, AiTM (Attacks in The Middle), pass the cookie, and persistence techniques.

Exploring Conditional Access Policies

In a recent YouTube video titled "Your Conditional Access Policies Suck | Top Tips for Protecting Against the Latest Threats" presented by Nick Ross [MVP] (T-Minus365), viewers are offered insightful guidance on enhancing their defense against contemporary digital threats. Ross defines key strategies for developing effective conditional access policies, emphasizing the importance of considering specific implementation factors. He delves into common threat vectors such as credential harvesting, AiTM (Attacks in The Middle), and pass the cookie attacks, elucidating how these can bypass multi-factor authentication (MFA).

Throughout the video, Ross also provides viewers with other essential tips for bolstering their security posture, including the adoption of persistence techniques to maintain access and control. This comprehensive guide not only presents innovative solutions but also educates on the fundamentals of conditional access security, making it an invaluable resource for IT professionals seeking to upgrade their cybersecurity strategies. The video concludes with a call to action, encouraging viewers to advance their knowledge and application of conditional access controls and security measures.

  • Importance of considering specific factors for effective implementation
  • Insight on common cyberattacks and strategies to protect against them
  • Introduction to automation scripts for efficient policy management
  • Discussion on "conditional access as code" for scalable security enforcement
  • Recommendations on maintaining a robust security posture against evolving threats



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People also ask

What is a Conditional Access policy?

Conditional Access policies operate on the basic principle of if-then scenarios. That is, if a user seeks access to a specific resource, they are required to complete a certain action. A typical scenario could be: If a user attempts to access a Microsoft 365 application or service, they would be required to verify their identity through multifactor authentication before access is granted.

What is the limitation of Conditional Access policy?

A notable constraint of Conditional Access is the cap of 195 policies per tenant. This ceiling encompasses Conditional Access policies in any status, including those that are in report-only mode, activated, or deactivated. It's advisable to categorize your applications by grouping those that necessitate similar resource access for identical sets of users, thus optimizing policy application.

How do I monitor Conditional Access policies?

To track Conditional Access policies, users should refer to the Microsoft Entra sign-in logs.

What can use Conditional Access policies to control session in real time?

Utilizing Conditional Access App Control, it's possible to supervise and manage user application access and sessions dynamically based on defined access and session policies. These are crafted within the Defender for Cloud Apps portal, allowing administrators to tailor filters and specify actions to be executed.



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