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Cloud Security for Microsoft 365

This post adds some comments on cloud security for Microsoft 365.

Cloud Security for Microsoft 365

Products related to Microsoft 365 security:

  • Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Microsoft Secure Score

Microsoft Secure Score

Microsoft Secure Score is a Microsoft product that measures the organization’s security posture regarding specific Microsoft 365 products and displays the results on a report with metrics.

It is available from the Microsoft 365 Defender portal. If you cannot see it from there, probably you do not have the right user or your organization does not have the proper license.

The direct link to Microsoft Secure Score can be found below:

The Microsoft 365 products that are currently assessed by Secure Score are:

  • Microsoft 365 (including Exchange Online)
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Microsoft Defender for Endpoint
  • Microsoft Defender for Identity
  • Defender for Cloud Apps
  • Microsoft Teams

You need any of the following Azure AD roles to access Secure Score:

  • Read and write roles
    • Global administrator
    • Security administrator
    • Exchange administrator
    • SharePoint administrator
  • Read-only roles
    • Helpdesk administrator
    • User administrator
    • Service support administrator
    • Security reader
    • Security operator
    • Global reader

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About pmgallardo

I studied Computer Science at University of Salamanca. Since then, I have been working first as developer and then as SAP consutant. This blog is about problems I dealt when using computers, and more important, the solutions I found. Whenever I am on an issue and suddenlly I have a flash that leads me to a solution, I document my discoveries in a post.

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