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Microsoft 365 account takeover: How to defend your deployment

Microsoft 365 account takeover: How to defend your deployment

Account-takeover attacks against Microsoft 365 users are spiking, driven primarily by a surge in credential theft and successful phishing attempts. In 2021, roughly 20% of organizations that use Microsoft 365 suffered at least one account compromise.

Once cybercriminals have taken control of one of your Microsoft 365 accounts, they are able to explore and steal your cloud-hosted data, move laterally to compromise further accounts, use impersonation to execute financial fraud, infiltrate ransomware or other malware, and potentially cripple your ability to operate. They can also use compromised accounts to launch highly effective attacks against your customers, employees, and business partners.

Needless to say, these are things that it’s worth some effort and investment to prevent.

New webinar helps you fight back

To gain a better understanding of how these attacks work and what you can do to prevent them, attend Barracuda's upcoming webinar “Hardening Microsoft 365 against new account takeover attacks.”

Hosted by Barracuda Product Marketing Director Olesia Klevchuk, the webinar will focus on the specific techniques being employed in this latest wave of account-takeover attacks. You’ll find out how they work, why they can go undetected for weeks or months, and why they can cause to immense damage and cost to their targets.

Advanced capabilities to change the odds

Olesia will also demonstrate some of the best, most advanced strategies and technical capabilities that you can implement to dramatically reduce the chances that your Microsoft 365 accounts will fall victim to these attacks.

If you already use Barracuda Email Protection to secure your Microsoft 365 environment, you’ll learn about new features and capabilities that have recently been added, and how to get the most value from them.

For example, you’ll see how the Zero Trust Access capabilities of Barracuda CloudGen Access have been incorporated into Barracuda Email Protection. This is a real game changer because it makes it much harder for crooks to get into your network even if they have acquired valid account credentials through theft or phishing.

In addition, you’ll see how the solution’s built-in AI-powered traffic-analysis capabilities help you stop phishing attacks, and detect and shut down compromised accounts before they can be used to cause harm.

Don’t gamble with cloud security

This important and timely webinar is coming up on October 19, so don’t put off registering to reserve your spot. It’s the best way to level up your understanding of the latest wave of account-takeover attacks and your ability to shut them down.

Free webinar

Hardening Microsoft 365 Against New Account Takeover Attacks

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

10 a.m. – 11 a.m. PT

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