Implement Effective Security for Microsoft 365

Are you a business using Microsoft 365? Enhancing security for a Microsoft 365 tenant is crucial for protecting your organization’s data, communications, and daily operations. By following best practices for cloud platforms and implementing additional security systems, you can significantly enhance the security of your Microsoft 365 tenant.


With an effective cloud security system, you can keep email, Teams chats, OneDrive, and more secured. Effective security for Microsoft 365 takes many forms, and we can help implement better security practices for your business. Get in touch today.

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A Look at Security for Microsoft 365

Microsoft 365 s a combination of best practices, user training, and utilizing tools to monitor and detect security threats. Microsoft 365 includes a number of security features to help protect your data and your organization out of the box. For more security-focused businesses however, further setup and configuration is needed to get the most out of the free protection.

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What security features are included with a Microsoft 365 Tenant?

Microsoft 365 provides a comprehensive set of security features to help protect your organization’s data, communication, and infrastructure. Depending on your user licensing and features, security for different services may vary. For example, all Microsoft 365 user accounts with an Outlook inbox are provided with basic email security features while lacking advanced monitoring and real-time threat detection on their accounts.
Some of the key security features included in a Microsoft 365 tenant are:

Microsoft Secure Score: Provides a security posture score and recommendations to improve your organization’s security. This feature may recommend upgrading licenses to better protect your business.

Data loss prevention (DLP): Microsoft 365 provides DLP capabilities to prevent sensitive data from being accidentally or intentionally shared outside of your organization by identifying, monitoring, and protecting sensitive information. DLP rules can be configured to detect and block data transfers based on file type, content, and destination.

Azure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP): Protects against advanced targeted attacks by analyzing, learning, and identifying normal and abnormal entity (user, device, and resource) behavior.

Security baselines for Microsoft 365 apps and services: Provides pre-configured security settings based on Microsoft’s recommended best practices.

Microsoft Defender for Office 365: Protects against email-based threats, including phishing, malware, and other malicious content. This includes real-time protection against spam, malware, and other threats to your email inbox. Provides basic security features, including Multi-Factor Authentication, for accounts.

Microsoft Defender for Identity (formerly Azure Advanced Threat Protection): Detects and investigates suspicious activities and potential threats within your on-premises and cloud identities.

Encryption of data in transit and at rest: Microsoft 365 encrypts data in transit and at rest using industry-standard encryption algorithms. This ensures that your data is protected from unauthorized access, even if it is intercepted or stored in Microsoft data centers.

Audit logs: Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Entra maintain comprehensive audit logs that record all user activity and administrative actions. These logs can be used to investigate security incidents and ensure compliance with regulations.

Microsoft Entra (formerly Azure Active Directory ): Provides identity and access management services, including multi-factor authentication (MFA), conditional access policies, and identity protection.

How Dark Blue Technologies Can Help

By working with Microsoft 365 tenants and on-prem Microsoft services for over a decade, we have experience in implementing better security practices in and outside of your Microsoft 365 tenant. We have a three-step approach to increasing security for Workspace that works to improve default settings, educate employees, and provide threat monitoring and response.

  1. Improve Existing Setup: This includes reviewing existing security policies and procedures and implementing best-practice settings. Introducing multi-factor authentication, password policies, enabling email encryption, restricting third-party app access, and investing in Data Loss Prevention solutions will better protect your account, data, and employees.
  2. Education and Protection: Regular security awareness training can help employees identify and avoid phishing attacks, social engineering scams, and other common cybersecurity threats. Employees are the most common point of failure in a security system, so implementing regular security awareness training is a must. We further implement advanced phishing and malware protection features that can help identify and block malicious emails and attachments. These features can scan emails for suspicious content and links, protecting users from phishing attacks and malware infections.
  3. Threat Monitoring and Response: Utilizing trusted first-party and third-party tools, we monitor and respond to threats as they emerge. Our third-party solution sits on top of the Microsoft Graph API to protect all data inside of your organization along with communication entering and leaving. Whether it’s a sensitive document being shared externally, an impossible travel login attempt, or a brute force attack on an account, we monitor and respond to these threats in real-time.

By implementing these strategies and following security best practices, you can significantly enhance your security posture and protect your organization’s data from evolving threats.

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How Can I Protect My Business?

Here at Dark Blue Technologies, we provide businesses with a variety of tools to stay protected. For protecting against traditional threats like malware, ransomware, and threats to endpoints, we deploy effective endpoint protection, email security systems, and other tools that monitors and keeps systems up to date. For protection against phishing, we provide services such as security awareness training and end with monitored phishing campaigns that test employees and see where training and information may be needed further.

How Can Dark Blue Technologies Help?


Protect your network and computer endpoints with anti-virus and anomalous detection. Prevent unauthorized access and find rouge clients within your network.


Protect employees and important business systems from malware, phishing attempts, and spam. Encrypt sensitive communications to keep data secure.


Train employees on common cybersecurity threats and how to respond to incidents. Training is updated monthly to keep up to date with recent trends and emerging attacks.


Put your employees to the test with simulated phishing campaigns. Discover where security awareness training needs to be further developed and find what is effective.


Protect your Microsoft 365 and Google Workspace cloud environment with anomalous activity detection, web-link scanning, malware detection and response, DLP, and more.

Backup & Recovery

Keep cloud data backed up outside of Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Dropbox, and other cloud-based file storage platforms. Ensure data is safe, protected, and accessible.


Have your business IT security assessed to discover improvements and find what you’re doing right. Assess cost savings improvements while enhancing your tech stack.


Discover entry points into your business with penetration testing. We find unpatched systems, default credentials, and more to help you secure your IT stack effectively.

Do you have confidence in your cybersecurity tech stack?

Are you certain your tech stack is protecting your employees and endpoints? Dark Blue Technologies combines security solutions from leading cybersecurity partners to provide organizations with best-in-class coverage for all attack surfaces. We provide businesses with cutting-edge XDR, cybersecurity awareness training, hardware and cloud optimizations, and more. Get in touch with us to find out if we can help improve your business security.

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are Right for Your Business

Looking to discover how Dark Blue Technologies can provide your business with better IT services? As a technology provider servicing local businesses and organizations, we work hard to develop unique solutions that work best for each of our clients. Give us a quick call or email to get started. We’ll work with your team to introduce better technology and more efficient systems.

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