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Key Points:

  • Managing Threat Detection and Response
  • Component One: Protection Against Common Exploits
  • Component Two: Inform Responses
  • Component Three: Simulated Attacks
  • Component Four: Automated Cybersecurity

Continuing our series, let’s look at managing threat detection and response. At Radius Executive IT Solutions, we discovered that Microsoft Office 365 Defender “Advanced Threat Protection” (ATP) easily integrates with your existing Microsoft Office 365 services.

With Advanced Threat Protection, you get better protection for your data, and it supports and improves your staff’s cybersecurity practices. ATP has four support categories, and in this video, Michael continues his series, the Five Pillars of Confident Cyber Security.

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Component One: Protection Against Common Exploits

Advanced Threat Protection is your digital eye-in-the-sky assistant, which protects against common exploits. Those malicious acts get spotted in conspicuous places, e.g., hyperlinks, email attachments, or files shared on Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, or SharePoint.

Another point about common exploits. These may also point to a vulnerability in an operating system, network misconfiguration, device hardware, or software. And one of the boldest exploits is pretending to be another person targeting you and sending you an unsolicited email.

Component Two: Inform Responses

ATP Threat Trackers are your informative response widgets. Those applications offer the latest intelligence on numerous cybersecurity concerns targeting your organization. As you review the tracker pages, you’ll notice the following:

  • Trending numbers are periodically updated
  • Widgets for the most significant or most grown issues
  • A quick link in the Actions column to view additional information

Whether you’re examining the content, email, or Office activities, Trackers help you investigate and track security threats and risks. Threat Trackers include Noteworthy and Trending trackers and Saved and Tracked queries.

Component Three: Simulated Attacks

Microsoft Office 365 Defender “Advanced Threat Protection” offers an attack simulator. With this feature, you can test your company’s system. It also allows you to evaluate and examine your employee’s cybersecurity skills and areas where they need immediate improvement or training.

With the ATP attack simulator, you can run realistic attack scenarios in your company. It can be a sequence of events, course of events, or chain of events to help you find and identify potential users planning a real cyberattack.

Component Four: Automated Cybersecurity

If a potential cyber threat gets identified, Advanced Threat Protection is capable of running playbooks. Those cybersecurity strategies are your company’s predetermined best practices when responding to an invasive event.

Without those active and updated playbooks, you’ll lose precious time for responding. Lacking potential cyberattack scenarios places a more significant risk due to a lack of preparedness, training, and missed opportunities to run simulated attacks.

For more information about managing threat detection and response, Radius Executive IT Solutions is the source you can contact for that training. Contact us today to schedule a no-obligation review, or call (978) 528-0110.

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