At AdaptivEdge, we believe that security should be a part of every conversation, consultation, and solution we deliver. Our Security and Compliance experts have developed step-by-step instructions on how you can enhance the security of your Office 365 deployment.
Authored by Steve Andrews (Director Cloud Platform Services) & Raul Perez (Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer)
While the use of collaboration tools is on the rise, email remains a vital component of corporate communications. It’s also a primary vector for malware distribution and attacks on endpoint devices. Most of these attacks attempt to exploit users rather than defeat security controls. In the 2018 Survey on Endpoint Protection and Response by the SANS Institute, 53 percent of IT professionals said their organizations had fallen victim to social engineering and phishing attacks, while half said they’d been impacted by ransomware.
In the military, the term “attack chain” or “kill chain” is used to describe how an attack is structured and executed, from identification of a target to selection of an appropriate weapon to the use of that weapon on the target. Reconnaissance operations are employed throughout the chain to monitor the movement and defense capabilities of the target and evaluate the impact of the attack.
The days when users accessed corporate applications and data via desktops at the office are long past. Mobile devices enable anytime, anywhere access to both internal and cloud-based resources. The traditional network perimeter no longer exists.
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