Understanding Microsoft Cloud Services & Security

Historically, companies stored assets like hardware and data behind corporate firewalls for security. Recent high-profile breaches exposed inadequacies in this approach, leading to increased spending on security measures and a conflict between security needs and usability. Major providers like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have promoted cloud offerings, including SaaS solutions, which appear more secure and versatile. However, many organizations are reluctant to move to the cloud, primarily due to security concerns. These fears stem from a lack of understanding of cloud migration implications, complex security configurations, and various authentication methods.

Understanding Microsoft Cloud Services & Security
Despite the enhancements in security by vendors, real or perceived fears of hacking and data theft hinder the transition to the cloud. Organizations need to educate themselves on modern cloud security to identify actual risks and take steps to mitigate them, particularly within services like Microsoft 365 and Azure.

In the latest Rencore whitepaper authored by former MVP and long-time Microsoft security expert, Liam Cleary (@helloitsliam), administrators and security experts can learn about the various security features and tools offered by Microsoft, including Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Defender, Multi-Factor Authentication, Data Loss Prevention, and Threat Management. Liam touches on a number of important security topics, and provides readers with guidance on creating an action plan to better secure their Microsoft Cloud services.

You can download your FREE copy of Understanding Microsoft Cloud Services & Security on the TekkiGurus website.

Christian Buckley

Christian is a Microsoft Regional Director and M365 Apps & Services MVP, and an award-winning product marketer and technology evangelist, based in Silicon Slopes (Lehi), Utah. He is the Director of North American Partner Management for leading ISV Rencore (https://rencore.com/), leads content strategy for TekkiGurus, and is an advisor for both revealit.TV and WellnessWits. He hosts the monthly #CollabTalk TweetJam, the weekly #CollabTalk Podcast, and the Microsoft 365 Ask-Me-Anything (#M365AMA) series.