Microsoft Teams has been the preferred tool for collaboration and communication due to its reliability. As part of the Microsoft 365 and Office 365 services, Teams follows all the security best practices and procedures such as service-level security through defense-in-depth, customer controls within the service, security hardening, and operational best practices. However, users’ poor security practices and the increase of cyberattacks, have made Teams vulnerable to all kinds of data breaches.
Here are 4 ways and best practices you can implement to make your MS Teams ecosystem safer.
1. Enhance cybersecurity training
Cybercriminals are creating new and sophisticated methods all the time to hack into systems, therefore, employees need to be constantly trained in identifying issues, protecting sensitive information, and mitigating the chances of criminals accessing personal information and networks.
2. Adopt reliable security tools & software
Having a secure ecosystem will prevent your company’s information being at risk. For example, Microsoft Teams enforces team-wide and organization-wide two-factor authentication, single sign-on through Active Directory, and encryption of data in transit and at rest. As well as Microsoft Defender for Office 365 which allows you to determine if content in Teams is malicious in nature and block this content from user access.
3. Implement passwords policies
Loss of valuable data is a consequence for victims of cyberattacks’ break-ins. Make sure your organization has a policy that ensures all employees create unbreakable passwords. Here are some examples of passwords policies:
- Ensure uses activate Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) on all devices
- All passwords must have more than 8 characters, special characters, and numbers
- With the right technology, you can allow only recognizable devices to log onto your environment
4. Ensure internet connection is secure
Remote workers are the most exposed to suffer data compromise. Ensure your remote employees have installed reliable and premium antiviruses, as well as avoid connecting to unsecured networks.
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