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Office 365 Security Assessment & Remediation For a Financial Services Firm

09 MAR 2020

Office 365 Security Assessment

The Client

A key player in the Financial Services Industry after hit by a disastrous hack engages Star Knowledge for an office 365 security assessment to remediate, align and improve its security posture.

The Client Need

The client had their environment hacked by malicious IP originating from Nigeria and Korea and had the admin tenant, the graph APIs and exchange mailboxes compromised. The client approached Star Knowledge for a quick turnaround along with a remediation plan to help them with the issue of office 365 security as it was critical for their business sustainability given that they dealt with personal wealth related issues for wealthy investors.

The Challenge

The Office 365 consultants at Star Knowledge identified that the challenge primarily originated due to the tenant being compromised and the domain started to get blacklisted due to the scandalous activities that were being run on the tenant.

The Solution

We understand that the companies from the Financial Services sector need strong data security measures. The consultants at Star Knowledge performed thorough Office 365 security assessment, laid out a complete remediation plan, and took accurate actions to improve the client’s office 365 security score. Keeping security at the center, our team of Office 365 specialists implemented the solution:

  • Perform Office 365 security assessments and review the current as-is state
  • Configure Advanced Threat Protection (ATP)
  • Real-time reporting and automated investigation policies setup
  • Spam filters and safe link policy setup
  • Take actions to improve Office 365 Security Score
  • Remove domain blacklist
  • Setup MFA and other security measures outside of trusted network
  • Setup Office 365 with the required PTR and DMARC records
  • Implementing recommended office 365 best practices and educate users on security attacks.
  • User adoption
  • Anti-phishing policies

Benefits of the Solution

  • Increased organizational security
  • Increased data & organization protection against hackers and security breaches

Technology Used

  • Office 365
  • Trust Center
  • Azure AD

Hit by a similar challenge? Star Knowledge can solve challenges with your Office 365 environment. Contact one of our expert office 365 consultants for a tailored office 365 security consulting services.

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