Double Duty Protection: Understanding Microsoft 365 Defender

By Laura Natcher | May 26, 2022 | Blog

If your business uses applications and services within Microsoft 365—formerly known as Office 365—you should be using Microsoft 365 Defender to prevent cyber threats and protect your company’s devices and data. Microsoft 365 Defender is designed to shield the applications your team uses every day to stay productive and complete necessary tasks and projects, some of which include:

  • Excel
  • OneDrive
  • Outlook
  • PowerPoint
  • SharePoint
  • Teams
  • Word
  • And more

Productivity Can’t Happen Without Protection
No matter your industry, our experts at CTI encourage the use of cybersecurity methods and solutions to protect your team and your company’s critical information from cyber threats and attacks. With assistance from CTI and Microsoft 365 Defender, you’re essentially building a wall of protection that surrounds your data and automatically acts when your security measures raise the red flag. Let’s discuss how the Microsoft 365 Defender solution stops attacks in their tracks.

Microsoft 365 Defender
You don’t have to panic with Microsoft 365 Defender on your side. Even the most advanced attacks are no match for this solution because it follows and reports on the safety status of your information across users, devices, applications, and more.

With Microsoft 365 Defender, you don’t have to sit and wonder if clicking on a URL or opening an attachment sent to you from outside of your network is going to harm your device or jeopardize your company’s data. All interactions are carefully recorded and if a threat is detected you will immediately be alerted. In the meantime, Microsoft 365 Defender works to provide a solution using automated investigation and response (AIR) processes. Users can view all incidents—which are ranked by their level of urgency—in one location, making it easier to handle threats in a timely manner without second guessing which one should be your top priority.

How CTI Can Help
You may be thinking, “My organization doesn’t work with a lot of sensitive data, so we don’t need this type of protection,” but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Your data is important, and it applies to the numbers you enter and save in Excel, what you write and store in Word, the emails you send through Outlook, the client files that you share with other employees in OneDrive, and more.

Your data—no matter what the content is—should be protected, and CTI is here to help. Contact us today to learn more about our Microsoft security offerings and support services.

Sources:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/defender/microsoft-365-defender?view=o365-worldwide

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/office-365-security/office-365-air?view=o365-worldwide

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/security/defender/m365d-autoir?view=o365-worldwide