Securing your Business Office365

Hackers now research businesses and individuals to work out the best attack. No longer is it just a wrongly spelt email entirely giving away that it's a fake. These days attacks can come from everywhere.....the only thing protecting your email is a mere password that you probably named after a football team, a pet or your car.

We spend time installing Antivirus, Firewalls and encryption on your laptop and browsing safe online and we forget that while our computer is off, someone could still be trying to access our email accounts online.

Who would benefit from hacking me? This is the most common asked question after it has happened.

The truth is, it doesn't matter. Sometimes it's a kid in their early teens just trying to see if they can hack, other times it's more serious.

The most common symptoms after a successful attack is your email address has been used to contact everyone from your contact history (that's right, not your contact list). Your contact history is almost everyone you have ever emailed.


How would someone get my email password, I don't share it out? Well, we don't always know afterwards, the most common is that you clicked a scam email link or you used the same password on another website or...and this is the worst...A large company like Microsoft, Google or Yahoo etc. just gave away your passwords and will probably get round to admitting it in a few years.


What can you do that won't cost money? The solution is to turn on MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) for all your Office365 email accounts or at least the important ones, and definitely, use it on the Global Administrator Accounts.

How do I do it?

Here are the guides

Office365 Admin Center

Learn how to set up multi-factor authentication for Office 365 users and manage the user settings.
 

Learn how to create an app password for programs that you want to connect to Office 365 when you use 2-step verification.
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Dropbox Password Protect Links

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