IT manager using Microsoft Secure Score to protect their business in the Azure cloud.

Scoring high for security with Microsoft Secure Score.

Posted 10 September 2021 by Laura

Recognising the sudden growth in cyberattacks, Microsoft have developed a benchmarking system to help companies reduce their risk of attack in the cloud. Microsoft Secure Score marks organisations out of 100 for various security elements including Identity and Access Management (IDAM), devices, data, apps, and infrastructure.

With a score for each element and an overall score, you can watch your business moving up the ranks as you take steps to improve your security posture.

Warning, it can become mildly addictive.

So what on earth is Microsoft Secure Score?

If you’re asking this question, then the chances are you need it.

Microsoft Secure Score allows you to measure the strength of your Azure security, tighten any areas that need tightening, and track your progress across your entire cloud environment. Your overall Secure Score is calculated by tallying up the performance scores of several different products in the Microsoft Suite.

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A crucial subset of the Microsoft Secure Score markers is Identity Secure Score performance. This free tool from Microsoft will also give you suggestions for improving your score, and you can then choose which of Microsoft’s recommendations you want to follow to make improvements. 

Of course, there are other ways you can beef up your defence without sacrificing that sweet, sweet user experience.

If you’d like to find out more about Microsoft Secure Score, Single Sign On, Multi Factor Authentication, Self Service Password Reset and Identity Protection, download our free guide to cloud identity and access management.