When it comes to cybersecurity, businesses relying solely on the built-in security tools in Microsoft 365 may be exposing themselves to significant risks. While Microsoft's cloud-based email and collaboration platform offers native cybersecurity capabilities, experts warn that these tools may not be sufficient in safeguarding against sophisticated attacks. In this article, we will explore the key reasons why enhancing email security in Microsoft 365 is overcoming these limitations and protecting your business from cyber threats.
Popular Target for Cyber Criminals.
Given the extensive adoption of Microsoft 365 worldwide, it comes as no surprise that cyber criminals frequently target this platform. Numerous successful companies, including global enterprises, rely on Microsoft 365 for their daily operations. In fact, Microsoft had 300 million monthly active users on its messaging app Teams alone in March 2023. Unfortunately, this popularity makes Microsoft 365 an attractive target for malicious actors seeking to exploit security vulnerabilities.
Research from Proofpoint's State of the Phish report reveals the extent of cyber criminals' focus on Microsoft. In 2022, Microsoft topped the list as the most abused brand, with over 30 million messages utilizing Microsoft branding or featuring Microsoft products. Attackers can create their own Microsoft 365 tenant to test and refine malicious emails, potentially compromising organizations that rely on the same native security controls.
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