One of the most popular enterprise tools in the world can also be a company’s greatest hidden vulnerability if left unchecked.
XcellHost is uniquely qualified to deliver an Microsoft 365 Security Assessment for your organization, providing you with a customized, prioritized and actionable roadmap.
The objectives of the Microsoft 365 Security Assessment are as listed below. Our team will take the time to meet with your staff and fully understand your business and security
concerns. From there, we will utilize the Secure Score tool to provide the recommendations and roadmap that you need.
We work with your staff to gain an understanding of your business requirements and how they drive security your objectives and requirements.
We provide guidance, recommendations and best practices on how to successfully implement microsoft 365 security features
We provide a prioritized and actionable microsoft 365 security roadmap based on your security objectives and requirements
The O365 security assessment typically takes four weeks, consisting of four phases plus one optional phase.
Mandiant consultants perform the following activities
Includes an offsite review of migration strategies, email design and architecture documentation, hardening documentation, logging standards and Mobile Device Management (MDM) configurations as they relate to accessing an M365 tenant.
A remote security configuration test of the M365 tenant with the goal of identifying legacy portals, misconfigured applications and related infrastructure (such as ADFS Servers), weak user credentials and other ways to bypass implemented security controls.
A report that details practical technical recommendations to harden the M365 tenant, enhance visibility and detection and improve processes to reduce the risk of compromise for the cloud tenant and related infrastructure.
A thorough configuration review of the M365 tenant to ensure that security configurations are optimized in accordance with hardening, security, and protective guidance.
A series of onsite workshops for each core focus area in collaboration with key client stakeholders.
The Office 365 Security Assessment typically consists of a kick-off meeting followed by the 2-day on-site assessment. Following the assessment, we gather the data together
and compile the results into and actionable report.
At the completion of the engagement, Mandiant provides a detailed report that includes:
Some of the products and tools covered in the Microsooft 365 Security Assessment include
Customers cloud based technologies and productivity workloads change the cybersecurity attack surface which needs to be managed using available security controls in order to mitigate risk
Provide an overview of Microsoft 365 security controls as well as guidance + additional readiness content
Determine the current state of Microsoft 365 security. Discuss and create a prioritized, actionable security roadmap for the customer
Gain a common understanding of cloud security objectives and requirements
Provide guidance, recommendations and best practices on how to successfully implement Microsoft 365 security features
Provide a prioritized and actionable Microsoft 365 security roadmap. Map Microsoft 365 security capabilities to customer security objectives and requirements
Prioritize the security actions from Secure Score based on user impact and implementation cost
Build a roadmap for the implementation of the prioritized security actions
Microsoft 365 Secure Score is a Microsoft security analytics tool. Secure Score provides security insights and takes into account what security controls of Microsoft 365 have been enabled. Additionally, the score can be used to benchmark an organization against others. XcellHost uses results of Secure Score to provide guidance on Microsoft 365 features that will improve your security posture. The tool helps increase understanding and awareness of the Microsoft 365 security features and how they can be leveraged to improve your overall Secure Score results. XcellHost can help perform periodic re-assessments using the Secure Score tool and make adjustments to your Microsoft 365 environment to continue improving your security posture.
Our Microsoft 365 Security Assessment is a structured engagement that evaluates and prioritizes the Microsoft 365 tenant security settings of an organization. It is designed to identify weaknesses and gaps in your security, so you can make improvements and stay ahead of hackers. Every business has weaknesses in their cybersecurity and if like countless other businesses, you use Microsoft 365 it could be home to those weaknesses. Don’t let them go unnoticed and expose you to threats, get a Microsoft security assessment.
The popularity of and reliance on business collaboration platforms such as Microsoft 365 makes them high-value targets for attackers. The cloud deployment benefits of these platforms provide greater exposure than traditional hosted systems. The combination of being highly valuable to hackers as well as susceptible to attack makes them prime targets. As such, the security configuration of these platforms is paramount.
The fact Microsoft 365 presents possible cybersecurity risks is not widely recognized. If you don’t know that there is a risk, it follows that you would not carry out a security assessment. Furthermore, many companies do not have the experience to take advantage of the available tools to maintain and manage their Microsoft 365 security. This leaves businesses vulnerable to phishing attacks and ransomware, costing businesses huge sums. This could lead to additional damage from bad press, lack of trust from customers, and potential fines and penalties for failing to protect customer data.
Microsoft 365 offers a complete suite of applications, many of which are fundamental to running your business. They are not easily given up. Microsoft 365 is a crucial piece of many businesses and if not using it isn’t an option then making sure it is optimally secure is non-negotiable.
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