How Does Office 365 Keep Information Secure?

As we know, cyber attacks are increasing day by day on the globe. So everyone wants perfect protection on the internet to save their devices. Some of the robust security solutions are able to protect your devices, personal data, and files from being compromised. Although, Microsoft Office has already offered comprehensive protection from the various threats among the users. However, the office is providing some of the new advanced protection capabilities for the Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers. It will help you to protect individuals and families from entering online threats.

Know about the advanced protection capabilities for Office 365

  • It is able to retrieve files from malicious attacks such as- ransomware.
  • It has some amazing tools to secure your valuable and private information.
  • It will provide you with advanced protection from dangers, viruses, and cybercrime.

1- Ransomware detection & recovery:-

In any future instance where danger is encountered, you will get an alerted via a Desktop notification or from an email message/ SMS. In this condition, he can select the date and time of the attack that is preselected in Files Restore option. Then it will restore his OneDrive to a point before files were compromised.

2- Email encryption:-

Email encryption will work in Outlook.com to ensure end-to-end encryption of your email guarding your information against any uninvited intrusions.

To encrypt all of the outgoing messages, you can use the below-given process:-

  • You need to select the Tools menu and then click Trust on the Center.
  • After that, you should click on the Email Security option.
  • Move to under Encrypted email option and then choose the Encrypt contents.
  • Then select the attachments for outgoing messages check box.

If you want to change some of the additional settings, such as choosing a specific certificate to use, then you can click on the Settings option.

Click on the OK button twice.

Outlook email recipients that can view the encrypted email in Outlook. It is able to read and reply just like they can with any other email.

Besides this, there are some of the tools to help secure your essential or private information. Office 365 has also combined three new capabilities to secure your data.

3- Advanced link checking in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint:-  

This amazing feature will check links that you click in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint in real-time to ascertain if the destination website in any way downloads any infected onto your computer system or if it is somehow associated with a phishing scam. If the link is showing suspicious, the user can be redirected to a warning screen like the one displayed below to warn the user about the perils associated with accessing the site.

4- Password protected sharing links:-

It will support an advanced security option for links that you intend to share with another person by using OneDrive. When you have enabled, it will ask you for a password to get a shared file or folder. However, this consumes time, and it indeed stops others from getting your important files or folders if the recipient of the file mistakenly forwards or shares the link.

5- Prevent forwarding:-

It is a long pending feature. If you have forwarded any mail via Outlook.com, then you can be restricted to some individuals only. The email recipients are not acceptable from forwarding emails that you have to send from Outlook.com. Besides this, any Microsoft Office file attached to these emails addresses also remain encrypted even after downloading. So if any recipient will shares or forwards your file attachment, then the recipient of the forwarded email will not be able to open the attachment.

We hope that this post will help you to save your data from cyber-crime.

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