Microsoft’s Defensive Playbook

Many company leaders, especially those leading SMEs, have little knowledge on how to defend their businesses from cyber attacks or how to respond if their company is hacked. 

Microsoft is now offering organisations advice on how to protect their cyber networks and it has released a series of incident response ‘playbooks’, which give advice to businesses and organisations on how to defend against cyber-attacks.

The free, online guides were published earlier recently in response to widespread attack campaigns that have the potential to cripple businesses around the world.

To help organisations respond quickly to attacks, Microsoft has produced detailed incident response guides to the cyber attack on Microsoft Exchange email. In addition to distributing knowledge on specific campaigns, Microsoft has also released playbooks covering common attack methods,  including phishing, password spraying, and app consent; along with the security checklist that helps businesses in proactively securing their computer networks.

Microsoft has also made it official that more such guides will be released in the  near future via the Azure Active Directory Identity Blog to guide companies on a wide range of topics that need immediate customer attention.

These guides contain practical advice on how to prevent attacks, as well as handy resources such as security checklists.
Additional protection and investigation capabilities are available if Microsoft Defender Antivirus and Microsoft Defender for Endpoint are running on the Exchange Server. If neither are yet installed, installing both now can provide additional protection moving forward and is strongly advised.

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