In recent months, cybercriminals have launched a wave of cyberattacks that, not only were coordinated, but are also much more advanced.
- 91% of security breaches originate from phishing or spear-phishing emails.
- There are approximately 300 million fraudulent logins per day.
- There are approximately 50 million password attacks per day.
- Small businesses spend an average of $955,000 per attack to restore normal operations.
Our role as Microsoft partners is to warn users about this issue and provide them with the best security practices to mitigate current cyber threats.
We strongly recommend following the following two steps to improve your security with Microsoft.
STEP 1: ENABLE MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION (MFA)
Enabling multi-factor authentication is equivalent to adding an additional layer and barrier of security. Making it more difficult for attackers to take action. According to Microsoft, MFA can block more than 99.9% of account compromise attacks.
Improve your organization’s protection against cyberattacks by activating MFA as soon as possible.
STEP 2: CONFIGURE PROACTIVE ALERTS AND MONITORING THROUGH AZURE COST MANAGEMENT.
It is recommended that you establish a budget, in addition to implementing strict cost management for Azure.
Remember that as a customer, you are responsible for the security of your services in Azure, as well as for all bills generated by these consumptions, regardless of whether they are valid or fraudulent.
Following these two steps will allow you to proactively monitor and investigate cases of unusual spending that may suggest malicious activity.
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