Security, Compliance Risks, Cost and How To Safeguard Office 365

Microsoft Office 365 is a powerful, feature rich platform that delivers substantial productivity gains and cost savings. Organisations rushing to adopt Office 365 risk creating holes in their wider security architecture. See where you could be exposed, and what to do to get protected.

Security, Compliance Risks, Cost and How To Safeguard Office 365. Source: Symantec
Security, Compliance Risks, Cost and How To Safeguard Office 365. Source: Symantec

If you’ve migrated to, or are considering migrating to Office 365, read this article to learn:

  • The security and compliance risks you could face in the cloud
  • Data breaches and how they impact you
  • How you can deliver end-to-end threat protection in Office 365

Content Summary

What security and compliance risks do you face in the cloud?
What could a data breach cost your company?
How are you helping safeguard Office 365?

What security and compliance risks do you face in the cloud?

  • 68% of organizations have employees who exhibit high-risk behavior in cloud accounts.
  • 66% of malware is installed via email attachments.
  • 90% of incidents and breaches included a phishing element.
  • 28% of phishing attacks were targeted.
  • 46% more ransomware variants were identified in 2017.
  • 4,400,000 broadly shared emails contain compliance-related data.1

“Although many security tools are offered in the standard contract through Microsoft, it’s imperative that Office 365 customers don’t skip over the fundamental basics.” – Jeff Falcon, Principal Security Architect, CDW

What could a data breach cost your company?

Average cost of a cloud data breach: $2,800,000

“We see a lot of instances of people having their Office 365 accounts taken over.” – Adrian Covich, Senior Technical Sales Manager, Symantec

Average cost by industry:

  • $1.5M Education
  • $2.3M Financial
  • $11.5M Health
  • $1.2M Telecom
  • $145K Consumer
  • $531K Business Services
  • $523K Technology

How are you helping safeguard Office 365?

Office 365 is #1 in popularity among enterprise cloud apps.

“As companies migrate to Microsoft Office 365 and other cloud applications, they are not always aware of potential threats…” – Mark Bowker, ESG Senior Analyst

57% listed Office 365 as one of the top 5 applications in need of user access and data loss prevention controls.

“Office 365 offers baseline security features baked in and ready to go…but to get the maximum security, you have to make an effort to add capabilities and turn them on.” – Payton Moyer, President and COO, MLS Technology Group

Source: Symantec