Technology stacks for security have evolved into a jumbled mix of point solutions. As CISOs pivot to prioritize around post-COVID-19 security strategies, it’s a good time to revisit ways to streamline environments. Consider a more integrated approach that provides comprehensive protection and enhanced capabilities. A study found that organizations using Microsoft Defender for Office 365 reduced the likelihood of a security breach by 60% and decreased the time required for investigation and remediation of security incidents by 89%. Another benefit of vendor consolidation is improved cost management, according to Forrester Consulting.
Passwords were tied to 80% of breaches in 2019, according to the 2020 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report. Passwordless methods such as Microsoft Authenticator, Windows Hello, and FIDO2 security keys provide a simpler and more secure authentication experience across the web and on mobile devices. The cloud has given rise to a new generation of modern security tools that simplify the defender experience. Microsoft 365 Defender provides best-in-class real-world detection according to a MITRE ATT&CK evaluation. The solution combines both cloud-native SIEM and XDR tools from a single vendor.
Automation is critical in modern threat security because it can help correlate, aggregate, and analyze a large amount of alerts for unusual behavior. This is especially critical given that a sizable portion of the workforce works outside the office. For example, Microsoft 365 Defender’s artificial intelligence (AI) and automation technologies reduce the amount of time spent on alert triage and correlation by an average of 50 times, allowing teams to detect and respond to threats more quickly.
In Summary, If you take a point-solution approach to security, you may have access to the most advanced and cutting-edge security tools, but this strategy has also resulted in increased levels of complexity, which can actually hinder your team’s ability to defend itself against threats that are constantly evolving. However, as time has progressed, businesses no longer face the challenging choice of deciding whether to use best-of-breed or integrated solutions. Consolidation using the most effective platform can minimize organizational complexity and expenses while simultaneously boosting visibility throughout the organization. It is much simpler to discover vulnerabilities and quickly neutralize threats to decrease risk when there is more visibility, which is assisted by artificial intelligence and automation capabilities. Strong security that is maintained seamlessly throughout the entire process will also result in an improved experience for employees. Microsoft has created a suite of tools and services that include built-in automation and intelligence to assist in defending an organization’s network against various types of cyberattacks. It combines the capabilities of the best products in each category with end-to-end integration to deliver robust security while allowing employees to continue working productively. Access Management, Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) tools, and Endpoint Protection Platforms are just a few of the Magic Quadrants in which Gartner has recognized Microsoft as a Leader.
Refer to Microsoft Cybersecurity Reference Architecture – https://aka.ms/mcra
Official Microsoft Security Blog – https://www.microsoft.com/security/blog/
Refer to Microsoft Security for Businesses – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/security/business