What Are Your Options for Cloud Security?

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When it comes to cloud security, do you know what options are available to secure your cloud, and do you know which are right for you?

There is no one-size-fits-all solution to cloud security.

Every business has different needs based on its size, function, and processes.

Securing your cloud is an ongoing process, and you may not need everything all at once.

You should invest in the basics from the get-go, which will protect you from simple threats.

Security from more advanced threats requires employee training as well as more advanced security.

Start by Locking Down Your Environment

No matter the size of your business, if you’re using a cloud platform like Microsoft 365 to do your work and host your files, you will want to start with a Security Hardening.

A Security Hardening will ensure all the “windows and doors” are locked and establish a basic level of security for your tenant.

TechHouse offers a Security Hardening in which our engineers will configure and deploy standard security policies in your Microsoft 365 environment with a primary focus on tightening default settings.

We also offer a product, TechHouse OfficeLockTM, that will “reharden” your environment every month to help ensure and maintain baseline cybersecurity best-practice policy adherence across Microsoft Office accounts and in Office 365 applications such as Exchange and SharePoint.

Secure Your Emails with Advanced Threat Protection

Most businesses use email frequently.

You will want extra protection while sending and receiving emails to filter out spam, potential phishing, and malware.

Microsoft 365 comes with Microsoft Defender for Office 365 (formerly Office 365 ATP), and we can help configure the settings for maximum protection and provide licenses for all your employees.

Phishing emails can still slip through the cracks, though, so you will want to make sure you provide training for your employees to remain vigilant of phishing attempts and not click on suspicious links.

We also offer a product that will test users with fake phishing emails and train them if they fail (which is a lot cheaper than the cost of a phishing breach)

Back Up Your Files

If you’re in the cloud, you will want to make sure to secure and back up your files.

We offer a service that automatically backs up your files from Microsoft 365 every month, so you don’t have to worry.

If anything happens, you can restore your files with the click of a button.

Are Your Employees Remote or In the Office?

Another security consideration is the location of your employees.

If your employees are all working remotely and using laptops and mobile devices to access company resources, you may want to invest in MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication), MDM (Mobile Device Management), and MCAS (Microsoft Cloud Access Security).

This way, you can ensure that company files and resources are protected and secure no matter where your employees might be and what devices they are working on.

MFA, MCAS, and MDM might be less of a necessity if employees are only working from computers in the office, but they still offer significant security advantages.

Although since the pandemic started, more employers have switched to remote work or a hybrid model, making MFA, MCAS, and MDM more necessary.

As Always, Work with a Partner

This blog is not an exhaustive list of security options, and there are many more considerations for securing your organization’s cloud.

The best way to ensure your business has the security it needs is to work with a partner who holistically understands your business and can guide you and make recommendations as you grow.

Contact us today to see how we can help secure your business in the cloud.

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