Cyber security against data breaches these days are top of the list of priorities for most organizations. Microsoft has recognized that and is offering some support in their recent update of Office 365. This interesting information came to us from The Hacker News in their article, “Microsoft Office 365 Gets Built-in Ransomware Protection and Enhanced Security Features.”

Ransomware has been around for a few years, but it has become a frequent news headliner targeting big businesses, hospitals, financial institutions and individuals worldwide. Major ransomware outbreaks, including WannaCry and  NotPetya, which wreaked havoc across the world, hitting hundreds of thousands of computers and business networks worldwide.

Microsoft Office 365 remains the most widely used and fastest-growing work office suite, so it’s no surprise that it has become a primary target for viruses, ransomware, and phishing scams. To combat such cyber attacks, Microsoft has announced some new security features, such as file restore and anti-ransomware, for Office 365. These new features can help users mitigate the damage done by ransomware and other malware infections.

Melody K. Smith

Sponsored by Access Innovations, the world leader in taxonomies, metadata, and semantic enrichment to make your content findable.