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Azure AD Security Best Practices: Remediate, Mitigate and Recover

Azure Active Directory (AD) is the authentication and access control directory for the Microsoft Office 365 platform, including Exchange Online, Skype for Business Online and SharePoint Online. Azure AD can also be integrated with non-Microsoft solutions such as SalesForce and Workday, becoming a key security component for those systems. That’s why securing Azure AD is critical.

But you can’t assume issues will never arise in your environment. You need to be prepared so issues can be quickly identified for fast remediation or mitigation of potential damages, and then for recovery.

In this final chapter in our white paper series on Azure AD best practices, you’ll learn about the final two phases of Azure AD environment planning and care:

  • Remediation and mitigation, which involves using information to identify weak areas in Azure AD security to then apply mitigation techniques to strengthen those areas.
  • Investigation and recovery, which makes sure you can quickly understand the full context of a security incident and promptly restore the environment to a known good state.

See also: Building Effective Azure Active Directory Practices, Part 1: Continual Assessment and

Building Effective Azure Active Directory Practices, Part 2: Detect and Alert