Being the gatekeeper of Microsoft’s cloud solutions, Azure AD comes with a wide range of default security measures; these include insights on risky sign-ins and user accounts that are susceptible to attacks. However, limitations in the native tool, like a short log retention period and not being able to view changes made to on-premises and cloud environments comprehensively, make threat detection difficult. Our e-book explains in detail how Microsoft’s native security solutions are insufficient in dealing with these security risks.

How to shore up your defenses

You won’t get very far on the security front depending solely on the native solutions from Microsoft. Here’s what you can do to fortify your Azure AD:

  • Implement multi-factor authentication to add an extra layer of protection to your accounts and data.

  • Monitor your privileged users, as 80 percent of security breaches involve privileged credentials according to Forrester.

  • Ensure early detection of anomalous behavior, suspicious network traffic, and other telltale signs of an attack.

  • Limit access control to critical information. Make sure to keep an eye on vulnerable hosts.

  • Always back up your audit logs. They will come in handy during an investigation when you need to trace back to the malicious source.

These tips just scratch the surface when it comes to cloud security. Learn more about how you can secure your cloud or hybrid network with our comprehensive guide to safeguarding your cloud environment.