Gartner Research

5 Steps for Securing Office 365

Published: 10 December 2019

ID: G00378658

Analyst(s): Steve Riley , Marc-Antoine Meunier


Microsoft Office 365’s security continues to improve, at times offering native capabilities beyond what enterprises have had in previous on-premises deployments. Security and risk management leaders should use the Gartner SaaS security framework to assess their Office 365 security posture.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Establish a Foundational Identity, Access and Privilege Management Strategy
  • Maintain Awareness of User and Application Behavior
  • Protect Your Office 365 Subscription From Threats
  • Monitor and Secure Office 365 Content in Motion and at Rest
  • Implement Application and Device Protection to Maintain Control Over Content

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