Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Volume 23

November 13, 2018

Every year, Microsoft collects security and threat intelligence from their global network and compiles the trends in the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. To keep up with the always evolving landscape, the Security Intelligence Report provides a thorough analysis of security threats and how to best mitigate the top attack types.

This year they published Volume 23, and I bet the contrast between Volume 1 and where we are now would be a really interesting read. 

In this year's report, the three main topics investigated are:

  • Botnets
  • Easy Mark Attack Methods
  • Ransomware

If you are interested, at the bottom of the blog, we have posted a link where you can download the full intelligence report from Microsoft. They also created a great infographic which we have also shared below if you want to take a look at a high level summary of the report. 

When we are sharing this type of information and reporting with our clients, too frequently we hear something that sounds like one or more of the following: 

  1. We are doing the best we can.
  2. This is so overwhelming, where do we even start?
  3. Attacks are so sophisticated now, we spend more time preparing for remediation than prevention.
  4. I have no idea what security measures we have in place. 

If any of those sound like something you have said or heard: we are here to tell you prevention is possible. And even better - if you have Microsoft 365, you have a more robust security solution than you may have realized. But... (You knew there was a but coming, didn't you?) to get the advantages of the built-in security features of Microsoft 365, you need to know how to leverage them for your business. 

To help, we created an overview of our favourite 7 security products built into Microsoft 365, including how they can help. Check it out:

Get the Overview

After you take a look, ask your team how they are using these products. If they aren't using them, or they aren't sure the capabilities of each are being fully leveraged, give us a call and we will help you "light them up" to better keep your data protected. 

Full Microsoft Security Intelligence Report:

Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Infographic, click on the image to open the full infographic:


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