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records stolen by hackers in 2016


of organizations lose customers during an attack


of organizations lose revenue during an attack


of attacks come from the inside – harder to detect

Cyberthreats are becoming a daily challenge for organizations and create a significant existential threat to operations. Cyberattacks are on the rise, increasing 67% since 2014, with an average cost of $3.86 million per breach in. They attacks are more sophisticated every year, and organizations struggle to stay ahead of these complex and multi-layered threats.

The current shift to a remote workforce who demand access to applications and data from anywhere makes this even more challenging. Before IT just needed to secure the perimeter to protect internal resources, but when the resources are distributed how do you maintain a strong security posture? And knowing that 95% of cybersecurity breaches are caused by human error how do organizations ensure their staff are properly trained and have the right tools to stay safe?

Keeping up with these challenges can be a daunting task for many companies.

Microsoft 365 Security

Microsoft 365 Security

Microsoft has created an integrated security solution that protects data across the entire 365 landscape. By leveraging multiple signals, threat intelligence gathering and modelling, Microsoft is able effectively defend against cyberthreats, protect business data, and secure your devices.

Why Microsoft versus “Best of Breed”?

There are certainly many great security platforms on the market today. However, these tend be focused on a specific area of security and numerous products are required. Organizations need to devise a security strategy for each of these key areas:

Needless to say, the best of breed strategy can create a complex environment for organizations. Managing multiple vendors, finger pointing, the inevitable overlapping of capabilities, and cost control can all create serious challenges.

Microsoft can offer a comprehensive single vendor solution that addresses many of these concerns. It is built on the following four foundational areas:

Identity & access management
Identity & access management

Protect users’ identities & control access to valuable resources based on user risk level

Threat protection

Protect against advanced threats and recover quickly when attacked

Information protection
Information protection

Ensure documents and emails are seen only by authorized people

Security management
Security management

Gain visibility and control over security tools

Azure Active Directory
Conditional Access
Windows Hello
Windows Credential Guard

Advanced Threat Analytics
Windows Defender
Advanced Threat Protection
Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection
Office 365 Threat Intelligence

Azure Information Protection
Office 365 Data Loss Prevention
Windows Information Protection
Microsoft Cloud App Security
Office 365 Advanced Security Mgmt.
Microsoft Intune

Azure Security Center
Office 365 Security Center
Windows Defender Security Center

CMC believes the overall value of a single source security solution, coupled with the productivity and collaboration capabilities of Microsoft 365, creates a unique and compelling competitive advantage for organizations. Gartner agrees, as they have positioned Microsoft as a leader in five Magic Quadrants—access management, unified endpoint management, cloud access security brokers, enterprise information archiving, and endpoint protection platforms. 

Where do we start?

As they say security is a journey, and not a destination. The best organizations treat security as an iterative process –they are constantly assessing their environment and looking for areas to improve. CMC can create a customized security roadmap with actionable items that can improve your organizations cybersecurity.

To help your business identify and defend against these threats, CMC is offering a free security checkup! Following the checkup, we’ll deliver a report with the findings, as well as a list of recommendations to help you protect your critical IT assets. Book now here

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