You can lockdown your Microsoft 365 environment and protect your business from common cloud-focussed attacks by adopting these four cloud security best practices.

#1 | Enable a Single Sign On (SSO) Solution

Single Sign On (SSO) is an authentication process that allows a user to access multiple applications with one set of login credentials. It’s been around for a while but it still hasn’t been adopted widely by small and medium-sized businesses. Enabling SSO will help centralize your cloud security and identities across SAAS apps. Find out more at: https://www.smartdolphins.com/blog/sso/

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# 2 | Choose the right Microsoft 365 plan

Microsoft’s 365 Business Premium is the most ideal plan for small businesses, as it offers the most advanced security, as well as greater mobility. It enables practices like multi-factor authentication to be done optimally. If your business needs some guidance on which Microsoft 365 plan to use and why, visit: https://www.smartdolphins.com/blog/ms365plan/ or watch the featured video.

#3 | Email Filtering

While this practice may seem basic, it’s important to have some kind of email filtering for your Microsoft 365 mailbox to filter spam, viruses, phishing attacks and more.

#4 | DNS Filtering

With the ever-increasing rise in cyber risks, more remote work environments and so many security blind spots, it is critical for businesses today to have DNS filtering. DNS-layer security will block malicious and unwanted domains, IP addresses, and cloud applications before a connection is ever established.

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