The tidy security perimeter of the traditional on-premises network has disappeared. Every user, every device that connects to cloud data presents a possible doorway for hackers, greatly enlarging the attack surface.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (PRWEB) November 02, 2022
A NYC area Microsoft Gold Partner and cyber security consultant examines Microsoft 365 infrastructure security in a new article on the eMazzanti Technologies website. The informative article first asserts that most organizations conduct business in the cloud and are taking stock of security issues.
The author then identifies some unique cloud security concerns, including data breaches, a greatly enlarged attack surface, and hybrid cloud complexity. He briefly reviews some of the methods that Microsoft uses to protect user data in the cloud. And he concludes by listing four Microsoft 365 infrastructure security best practices to implement, including access management, endpoint security, and encryption.
“The tidy security perimeter of the traditional on-premises network has disappeared,” stated Almi Dumi, CISO, eMazzanti Technologies. “Every user, every device that connects to cloud data presents a possible doorway for hackers, greatly enlarging the attack surface.”
Below are a few excerpts from the article, “Microsoft 365 Infrastructure Security Best Practices Businesses Operating in the Cloud Should Adopt.”
Cloud Environment Brings Unique Security Concerns
“According to the 2021 State of Cloud Security Report by IDC, 79 percent of businesses reported suffering a cloud data breach in the previous 18 months. While cloud providers list security as one of the key benefits of cloud computing, the true picture involves more complexity.”
How Microsoft Protects Customer Data
“When granting access to resources, Microsoft follows the principle of least privilege. That is, the system assumes that any user or service presents a possible threat. Thus, personnel who develop and maintain Microsoft services are granted the minimum amount of resource access necessary to complete the task at hand.”
Microsoft 365 Infrastructure Security Best Practices to Implement
“Access management – Even when the cloud provider protects the infrastructure, customer organizations must still secure user accounts and control data access. Consider following the least privilege principle, granting users and services the minimum amount of access they need. Make sure to remove user accounts and access when not needed.”
“Endpoint security – Implement an endpoint detection and response (EDR) solution such as Microsoft Defender for Endpoint. An EDR will automatically inventory each endpoint, as well as the processes and applications running on the device. By analyzing data from each endpoint, the EDR can quickly respond to potential security threats.”
Partner with Cloud Security Experts
To improve the organization’s cloud infrastructure security posture, leaders should consider partnering with a managed security services provider such as eMazzanti Technologies. With deep expertise in cyber security, as well as Microsoft and other cloud services, its consultants help business leaders implement a cloud security strategy designed to meet business and regulatory requirements.
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