How to Protect your Business from Latest Email Phishing with Microsoft Technologies

How to Protect your Business from Latest Email Phishing with Microsoft Technologies

Cybersecurity has gained increased prominence in the news over the past 12 months, with a notable surge in cybercriminal activity. This rise can be attributed to the accelerated adoption of hybrid work models by numerous employees and organizations. The prevalence of the latest email phishing techniques has provided cybercriminals with enhanced opportunities to launch sophisticated attacks in this evolving landscape.

Business email compromise (BEC) is increasing due to the latest email phishing

Email phishing has become a dominant strategy to attack the digital properties of companies. Known as Business Email Compromise (BEC), cybercriminals have responded to technical advances in detection by developing fast-moving phishing frauds that can victimize even the savviest professionals.

BEC criminals knows email is the most effective method of communication. After many companies have been encouraged to go paperless, it is easier to people inherently trust in those they work with and are more likely to respond to requests from their company’s executives. A real but compromised account anywhere in the communication stream can lead to disastrous results.

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Protecting your business from email phishing attacks is crucial to ensure the security of sensitive information and maintain the integrity of your operations. Microsoft offers several technologies and best practices that can help enhance your email security.

Here are some recommendations:

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)

  1. Safe Links: ATP can protect your organization by checking links in real-time to determine if they lead to malicious websites. It can dynamically block malicious links and provide robust reporting.
  2. Safe Attachments: ATP can analyze and block malicious email attachments in real-time, helping to prevent malware and ransomware attacks.

Exchange Online Protection (EOP)

EOP is included with Office 365 and provides basic protection against spam and malware. Make sure it is properly configured and updated to the latest version.

Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

Enforce MFA for email access to add an extra layer of security. Even if credentials are compromised, the attacker would still need a second form of authentication to access the account.

Security awareness training

Educate your employees about phishing risks and provide regular training sessions. Microsoft provides resources for security awareness training through tools like Microsoft 365 Security Center.

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Email authentication protocols

Implement Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting, and Conformance (DMARC) to verify the authenticity of emails and reduce the risk of phishing attacks.

Azure Information Protection

Classify and protect sensitive information in emails using Azure Information Protection. This helps prevent unauthorized access to confidential data.

Microsoft Defender for Office 365

This solution provides protection against a wide range of email threats, including phishing. It combines threat intelligence from various sources to provide comprehensive security.

Security defaults

In Azure Active Directory, enable security defaults to enforce baseline security policies, including requiring all users to register for MFA. This can help protect against unauthorized access to email accounts.

Regularly update and patch

Ensure that all Microsoft software, including operating systems, email servers, and security tools, are regularly updated with the latest patches and security updates.

Incident response plan

Develop and maintain an incident response plan that outlines the steps to take in the event of a security incident. This will help your organization respond quickly and effectively to mitigate the impact of a phishing attack.

Strengthen your security posture with Team Venti

  • Effortlessly secure your company’s IT assets across devices while preserving productivity.
  • Receive thorough assessments of your security posture and seamlessly integrate the latest Microsoft Security solutions.
  • Tailor security measures to your unique needs, whether operating in the cloud or within a hybrid environment.
  • Manage compliance with ease, ensuring adherence to industry, company, and government standards.
  • Safeguard your workforce from emerging cyberthreats, whether they’re in the office or working remotely.

As a certified Microsoft Solutions Provider, we are dedicated to ensuring your business achieves efficient and robust security measures. If you’re interested in learning more about how Team Venti can assist your organization, please contact us. We would be delighted to schedule a consultation and discuss your specific needs. 

 

Iovalli Acevedo

Iovalli Acevedo

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