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Can M365 Help with Cybersecurity?

BHT Solutions recognizes the power of IT solutions to transform organizations’ workflow. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic when many office processes migrated online, corporations and business entities have been using various software applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, and slide presentations to facilitate their daily operations. While the digitalization of work has undoubtedly improved the efficiency of workers, the arena where these applications operate—essentially the Internet—brought with it new sets of security problems. One of our focuses in BHT solutions is to help people make sense of these emerging technologies and to ensure that they are able to enjoy their benefits while minimizing their accompanying security risks. In this article, our IT company resident expert will discuss how Cybersecurity Solutions, specifically M365, can keep your office operations safe from cyberattacks.

Cyberattacks Keeping Up with Cybersecurity Solutions

Owing to the ever-increasing connectedness of systems and peoples and their dependence on the internet, cyberattacks have also been increasing both in frequency and sophistication. The most common type of attack is Phishing and Identity Theft. Phishing is a type of cyberattack that aims to obtain sensitive information such as passwords, credit card, and banking details, PIN numbers, and OTP (one-time PIN) numbers from unsuspecting individuals by posing as legitimate entities. Fraudsters are able to convince said individuals by employing Social Engineering techniques that have been used by con men even before the birth of the internet. The most common Social Engineering techniques used are creating urgency and loss of opportunity (limited-time promos or offers), negative consequences (closure or blocking of an account if not acted upon) or promises that are too good to be true (winning millions from an online contest one did not join).

M365 as a Cybersecurity Solution

As discussed above, passwords are the main target of Phishing attacks. This cybersecurity risk is addressed by M365 by introducing password replacement options such as Windows Hello and Microsoft Authenticator. Windows Hello replaces passwords with two-factor authentication using biometrics (facial recognition or thumbprint) and a PIN. Microsoft Authenticator, on the other hand, is an app that allows users to log in with a two-factor verification process or through phone sign-in. Essentially, what the two aforementioned processes do is provide an additional layer of security that is not susceptible to phishing such as biometrics or OTPs.

M365 also features the Azure Active Directory Identity Protection. It functions by using adaptive machine learning algorithms and heuristics to identify potentially compromised users and malicious activities indicative of a breach.

Our IT Company Can Help Your Business Determine Which Cybersecurity Solutions are Appropriate for Your Operations

The Cybersecurity solutions discussed above are just some of the features M365 has, specifically to prevent Phishing and Identity Theft. We believe that every business is unique and as such requires unique Cybersecurity Solutions.  Call us now and schedule your free consultation so we can sit down and discuss your business.  At BHT solutions, we acknowledge that our industry is one that is built on trust.  We have over 47 years of experience you can trust, which we have cultivated through clear communication with our clients and experienced customer-oriented support. At BHT solutions we pride ourselves on coming up with IT solutions that are cost-effective, easy to use, and personalized according to our client’s needs. 

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