93% of organizations are concerned about insider risks

Identity and threat protection are high on customers’ minds. Getting identity right is a critical part of a Microsoft 365 project

As your PHI and other confidential data expands, and your workforce shifts to remote work, having an integrated approach that can help quickly identify, triage, and act on risky insider user activity is more important than ever.

Intelligently investigate and take action on insider and privacy risks, protect user identities

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For the majority of organizations, external cybersecurity risks have been top of mind for many years. But these organizations are now considering the risks posed by trusted insiders as an equal or even bigger threat. Organizations are beginning to recognize the importance of establishing controls that enable them to quickly identify and manage insider risks.

Identity is today’s control plane for digital transformation. Organizational barriers are blurring between who is in and out of your network. Cloud apps and the increasing use of personal devices and remote work mean that data is no longer centralized behind traditional network security.   

Detect, investigate, and act on malicious and inadvertent activities in your organization is critical to ensuring trust, creating a safe workplace and protecting organizational assets and employee and patient privacy.

We will help you uncover hidden insider and privacy risks in your environment by using tools to monitor user behaviour and communications for risky behaviour.

Gain insights into apps used in your environment – even ones unsanctioned by IT. We will show you how to prevent identities from being compromised.

We will assess your environment against key data protection standards and proved an analysis and report on findings and associated risks,

Our goal is to educate your team on the tools and services that can protect identities and mitigate risks

Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management is a compliance solution that helps minimize internal risks by enabling you to detect, investigate, and act on malicious and inadvertent activities in your organization.

Insider risk policies allow you to define the types of risks to identify and detect in your organization, including acting on cases and escalating cases to Microsoft eDiscovery (Premium) if needed. Risk analysts in your organization can quickly take appropriate actions to make sure users are compliant with your organization’s compliance standards.

Managing and minimizing risk in your organization starts with understanding the types of risks found in the modern workplace. Some risks are driven by external events and factors that are outside of direct control. Other risks are driven by internal events and user activities that can be minimized and avoided. Some examples are risks from illegal, inappropriate, unauthorized, or unethical behavior and actions by users in your organization. These behaviors include a broad range of internal risks from users:

  • Leaks of sensitive data and data spillage
  • Confidentiality violations
  • Intellectual property (IP) theft
  • Fraud
  • Insider trading
  • Regulatory compliance violations

Users in the modern workplace have access to create, manage, and share data across a broad spectrum of platforms and services. In most cases, organizations have limited resources and tools to identify and mitigate organization-wide risks while also meeting user privacy standards.

Insider risk management uses the full breadth of service and 3rd-party indicators to help you quickly identify, triage, and act on risk activity. By using logs from Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Graph, insider risk management allows you to define specific policies to identify risk indicators. These policies allow you to identify risky activities and to act to mitigate these risks.

Insider risk management is centered around the following principles:

  • Transparency: Balance user privacy versus organization risk with privacy-by-design architecture.
  • Configurable: Configurable policies based on industry, geographical, and business groups.
  • Integrated: Integrated workflow across Microsoft Purview solutions.
  • Actionable: Provides insights to enable reviewer notifications, data investigations, and user investigations.
Learn More about Microsoft Purview Insider Risk Management here

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps, Cloud Discovery Reporting

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) that supports various deployment modes including log collection, API connectors, and reverse proxy. It provides rich visibility, control over data travel, and sophisticated analytics to identify and combat cyberthreats across all your Microsoft and third-party cloud services.

Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps natively integrates with leading Microsoft solutions and is designed with security professionals in mind. It provides simple deployment, centralized management, and innovative automation capabilities.

Cloud Discovery analyzes your traffic logs against the Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps catalog of over 25,000 cloud apps. The apps are ranked and scored based on more than 90 risk factors to provide you with ongoing visibility into cloud use, Shadow IT, and the risk Shadow IT poses into your organization.

Learn more about Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps here

Interested in learning more about how we can help protect your organization from risky insiders and secure employee and patient identities? Request a Free Consultation

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