Microsoft Data Breach – what organisations can do to protect against this type of threat

Microsoft have issued a critical warning and confirmed its Exchange Servers had suffered a data breach.

Protecting and securing remote access has never been more important, and the latest cyber-attack against Microsoft has confirmed just that. It appears hackers were able to penetrate into the company’s system by leveraging stolen passwords and accessing privileged accounts.

Microsoft has been quick to issue software updates, but this should still act as a stark warning – reinforcing the need for businesses to bolster their security with a second line of defence. By controlling data access and ensuring privileged accounts are monitored, organisations can significantly reduce the impact of a cyber breach.

Hackers will constantly look for new ways to break into an organisation, so it is fundamental IT leaders implement a comprehensive security strategy that can not only safeguard data, but will stop the reach and impact should an attacker gain access.”

 

 

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