There aren’t very many organizations with whom our managed service professionals work that aren’t utilizing some sort of cloud platform for their businesses. If you’re working from home, sharing documents and data with your team from remote locations, even if your team is all in the same location, but sharing documents among themselves, we’ll bet you’re using a cloud platform.

Microsoft Azure and Google are two of the many cloud platforms available for business and personal use. If you’re using Microsoft 365 and its Azure platform to boost productivity and enhance collaborative work, how safe is your data from security threats or a ransomware attack? It’s a concern and it should be unless you work with a managed service provider who helps ensure your data is safe from a cyberattack.

More organizations are embracing the Azure cloud platform, and at the same time they are asking, “how safe is my data?” and “how vulnerable is my data to malware attacks?” Those are valid questions, especially if you’re moving the data out of the control of your IT department.

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Microsoft understands that there is fear with “letting go” of data and the control you may have had over it. Because of that it developed a Microsoft Secure Score. This helps ensure your security is optimal and may help you sleep at night.

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What is Microsoft Secure Score?

  1. A security analytics tool
  2. Offers visibility on your security configuration
  3. Shows security features available to address any deficiencies
  4. Applies numerical scores to show how to customize your organization’s security
  5. Offers a plan of action to improve your company’s score

The higher your score, the lesser your chance of being hacked and having a data breach. Keep in mind, though, no matter how great your score, the human factor needs to be managed in all aspects of your digital security.

Once you have a Secure Score analysis performed on your organization, here are your next steps:

When the Score is run, you will determine the level of the security configuration you’d like:

  1. Basic
  2. Balanced
  3. Aggressive

Once that has been chosen, the Scoring starts and Secure Score offers the score along with suggestions to achieve the goals you’ve set (basic, balanced or aggressive)

Your IT team can then filter the action items to enhance your security by:

  1. User
  2. Impact
  3. Implementation Cost
  4. Control type

Remember, the Scoring isn’t a one-and-done activity. Users, threats and security holes that need to be plugged should always be front of mind with your IT team and will definitely be with your managed service provider.

Be proactive in ALL the cybersecurity aspects of your business.

WareGeeks Solutions is a Roselle, New Jersey-based full-service IT Solutions and Managed Service Provider.

We specialize in Data Protection, specifically Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) and Cyber Security. We work with all small, medium, and large companies. We conduct a multi-level risk analysis that identifies processes procedures and/or technology that stifle productivity with oppressive layers of complexity. If you have IT or security questions contact Seth at WareGeeks Solutions. For information or a consultation, call (877) 653-7146, or email us at