Cloud-based SaaS has become one of the most popular methods in which businesses conduct work in today’s world. Platforms like Microsoft 365 have dominated the market, and boast huge user numbers–with over a million companies leveraging the technology, worldwide. The benefits of Microsoft 365 are many: ease of use, accessible from anywhere, and affordable. Even more so, Microsoft 365 allows users to take their work tasks and productivity to the next level.
While the benefits of Microsoft 365 are abundant, there is an equal amount of data security risks and vulnerabilities you should know about. In fact, over 70% of businesses using Microsoft 365 experienced at least one compromised account each month.
Read on to learn about vulnerabilities enterprise face while using Microsoft 365, solutions, and how backup can help elevate your security.
Doesn’t Microsoft 365 Protect My Data?
When thinking of data security and Microsoft 365, your first thought may be, doesn’t Microsoft already protect my data?
The short answer is not really. Microsoft 365 operates on a shared responsibility model, meaning they cover some security measures, but don’t offer comprehensive coverage. SaaS providers like Microsoft 365 are responsible for application uptime, data availability, basic retention, and infrastructure-level security.
Microsoft 365 will also protect against service interruptions due to hardware or software failure and loss of service due to a natural disaster or power outage. However, Microsoft 365 does not protect against:
- Accidental deletion
- Hackers, ransomware, and other malware
- Malicious insiders