Microsoft Secure Score2023-08-31T16:41:35+01:00

Microsoft Secure Score

With new threats evolving it can be challenging for your organisation to stay protected. It is time to review your security posture with the Microsoft Secure Score. With the ever-evolving threat landscape, organisations face a new challenge in maintaining robust security measures. Now is an opportune moment to assess your organisation’s security posture and take the appropriate actions

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What is Microsoft Secure Score?

In today’s digital age, cybersecurity has become a critical concern for individuals and businesses alike. The constant evolution of technology has opened up new possibilities and opportunities, but it has also given rise to various threats and vulnerabilities. The high cost of cyber-attacks, coupled with their increasing frequency, underlines the importance of Secure Score as a cybersecurity solution. According to a recent study by [IBM] the average total cost of a data breach in 2020 reached $3.86 million, representing a 10% increase compared to 2019. To address these challenges, Microsoft has developed an innovative tool called Microsoft Secure Score. Secure Score is a comprehensive cybersecurity tool that enables organisations to assess and improve their security posture.

The use of Secure Score provides discoverability, visibility, guidance, and control which aids in identifying key metrics and trends necessary for improving a company’s overall security score. In addition to this, Secure Score enables users to compare their scores with benchmarks in order to establish important performance indicators. It also offers integration with other Microsoft products as well as reflects the completion of recommended actions by third-party solutions. Which allows organisations to compare their own scores with those of similar entities within their industry.

Your Dashboard

Within your dashboard, you’ll be able to view your Secure Score, how you compare against the industry average, and be presented with a target score. You can alter your target score depending on how quickly you’re aiming to increase your security. You’ll have the ability to increase your Secure Score at your own pace by setting your own target score through a slider on the dashboard. The higher you set your target score, the more recommended actions you will have.

Secure Score Recommendations

As mentioned above, you will be provided with a comprehensive list of recommended actions to achieve your target score. These actions can be filtered based on user impact, implementation cost, and action type. This feature enables organisations to prioritise security measures according to their specific needs. To gain more of an insight into a particular recommendation, simply click on it for detailed information about how it addresses common security concerns and contributes to an enhanced overall score. By diligently implementing these recommendations, your organisation’s security posture can rapidly improve without delay!

Secure Score Analysis

Everyone loves to see the progress they’ve made. In your Secure Score dashboard, you’ll be able to analyse how your score has changed over time, and how you compare to the average Secure Score. You can easily change the date ranges and view actions you took on specific days. Score Analyser means you can easily export the recommended action list for a specific date.

Want to find out what your Secure Score is?

At SMS We are currently offering a FREE security consultation to help you improve your company’s cybersecurity posture and reduce the risk of breaches. With our expert team, we can help you safeguard your assets and prevent potential future breaches. We urge you to take advantage of this offer to ensure your peace of mind and protection. Our mission is to ensure that all of our customers are protected and with our security products for businesses of all sizes, we can make sure you can protect yourself without sacrificing any of the features that really matter most!

Is it better to have a low score or a high score?2023-08-15T15:43:46+01:00

A higher Microsoft Secure Score indicates better security practices and a more robust security posture within your organisation. The score ranges from 0-1000, with 1000 representing the highest level of security. Therefore, aiming for a higher score will help strengthen your organisation’s protection against threats and vulnerabilities.

How is my organisation’s Secure Score calculated?2023-08-15T11:52:14+01:00

The Secure Score is calculated based on the security settings and configurations in your Microsoft 365 environment and other Microsoft services. The tool compares your settings against security best practices and other benchmark data and assigns a score to each action and improvement that you can make. The sum of these scores represents your organisation’s total Secure Score.

Is there a cost associated with using the Microsoft Secure Score?2023-08-15T11:50:12+01:00

No, Microsoft Secure Score is included as part of your Microsoft 365 subscription at no additional cost. It is available to all Microsoft 365 customers with access to the admin center.

How often does my Microsoft Secure Score get updated?2023-08-15T11:47:12+01:00

Your Microsoft Secure Score is updated daily to reflect any changes in your organisation’s security settings and configurations. However, it’s important to note that the improvement actions recommended may not always update instantly and can take up to 48 hours to reflect completed tasks.

Why is improving my Microsoft Secure Score important?2023-08-15T11:44:46+01:00

Improving your Microsoft Secure Score is important because it helps ensure your organisation is following security best practices and reducing its risk of potential threats. A higher score indicates a more secure environment, making your organisation less susceptible to data breaches, phishing attacks, and other cyber threats.

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