If you have ever wondered about the security of your Microsoft® Office 365 organisation, you don’t need to wonder any longer! You can now find out with one simple tool.

In the ever-changing landscape of internet security, it can be hard to find a solution that works. Having a mish-mash of programs or tools and a variety of controls to configure, can make security a bigger job than it needs to be.  It sucks up time and resources from other areas of your business and IT concerns. Our clients tell us that striking a balance between security and productivity is difficult. It’s hard to know which controls are most effective and how you shape up against other organisations, security-wise.

What’s my score?

Secure Score is the tool that organisations who use Office 365 can use to make their lives a little easier. It’s not a security control itself; rather it will analyse your security based on regular activity and settings, and assign you a score. Much like a credit score, the Secure Score gives you a benchmark to indicate how you are doing and whether improvements could be made.

Knowledge is power, and that’s what makes the Office 365 Secure Score an invaluable tool. Being aware of security weaknesses is the first step in addressing issues.

You will also be able to see how your company stacks up against others. Select your industry in the Service Assurance section of the Office 365 Security and Compliance Centre to see the average score amongst your peers.

How do you get your score? It’s easy to find for anyone with admin permissions on an Office 365 Business Premium or Enterprise subscription. Head to securescore.office.com and see how you stack up!

Amp up your security

Secure Score goes beyond just clueing you into the state of your security, it helps you to take steps to increase your rating. It will guide you through the built-in security features of Office 365, the ones that you have already paid for as part of the program but may not have discovered. By using Secure Score, you can maximise the protections already available to you.

Armed with the knowledge of how your online security is rated, you can take steps to improve where necessary. Here are our top tips:

Analyse your score

The first thing you should do is take full advantage of Secure Score’s score analyser. There, you can get great advice to improve your rating in a series of recommended actions. Once the actions are implemented, you can review your history to see the impact of various security measures.

Partner with an expert

While Secure Score gives you awareness of your security strengths and weaknesses and can help you to improve, an expert will always be able to get you the best results and protection. Invest in the services of someone who knows the ins and outs of both Office 365 and internet security, and they will take care of everything, so your team can put their time and focus to good use elsewhere.

Enable multi-factor authentication (MFA)

This will beef up your security instantly, eliminating the weak point that is a global administrator account. We highly recommend putting multi-factor authentication in place to prevent anyone getting access to sensitive information. Correct Solutions can help you with this.

Audit your data regularly

We’ll say it again. Knowledge is power and keeping track of user habits can be invaluable in predicting and tracking threats and attacks. Email audits may also highlight any unauthorised access to Exchange Online accounts, allowing you to pinpoint misuse and weak points. If you need help setting up an audit get in touch.

Don’t ignore failed sign-in reports

Office 365 tracks “risky sign-ins”, which happen when a sign in is completed after a risk event such as registering a suspicious IP address or location. Ensure someone is reviewing these regularly and checking that they are legitimate, you might just prevent some attacks.

If you want to know more about Secure Score and how it can help you to protect your company against the varied threats that come with the digital world we live in, get in touch with Correct Solutions. We work with companies of all sizes to help manage their security and networks.  Don’t risk making a mistake. We’re happy to chat through your specific challenges and help to find a solution that works.