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Microsoft 365 Assessment: M365 Express DETECT

Find unchecked security threats and discover the true maturity and utilization state of your Microsoft 365 environment, empowering your IT team forward to optimize utilization and deploy the environment tools that move your business with security and speed

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Why Microsoft 365 Security and Operations Assessment?

A Microsoft 365 tenant can be a very complex toolbox with untouched or unknown nooks and crannies to the IT Team. Scaling often poses complicated security or deployment risks to the point that even experienced IT directors can be overwhelmed. Our M365 risk assessment will provide a clear picture of the current security and utilization stance of your organization highlighting a prioritized set of risks and opportunities, providing the necessary actions to set the company on the right path

Our Microsoft 365 Services Engagement Process

M365 Express DETECT assessment service is part of our Microsoft 365 Service suite. Our end-to-end engagement path of Microsoft 365 optimization and implementation comprises three service pillars

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Microsoft 365 Assessment

Our M365 security and operations assessment will analyse the maturity of your Microsoft 365 tenant and implementation to find relevant gaps and opportunities for improvement. The goal is to identify every possible security risk and utilization optimization opportunity

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Microsoft 365 Roadmap and Strategy

Define a personalized Microsoft 365 roadmap that addresses your needs, optimizes cost, and plans for efficient governance models. Get a blueprint that secures and optimizes your organization’s digital journey

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Microsoft 365 Managed Services

Monitor, configure, and operate your tenant with ease. Implement all the Microsoft 365 services and technologies with the guidance and knowledge of our best-in-class consulting team, resting assured that you are following the best practices and preparing to scale cost-effectively

By the End of the Assessment, You Will Be Able To:

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Clearly understand the current Microsoft 365 Security stance across the organization

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Execute Microsoft 365 benchmarking to create a work plan that aligns business objectives with the IT risks and budgets.

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Gain a clear picture of the cybersecurity threats exposure within your Microsoft 365 tenant

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Understand current usage utilization levels per service and guide your licensing decisions

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Obtain a clear understanding of the implemented licensing with alignment to budget, business goals, and regulatory requirements

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Follow best practices standards that can elevate your present IT security protocols to industry compliance

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Get the critical buy-in of your leadership team by presenting 360-degree insights of all usage, optimization opportunities and security gaps

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Follow best practices standards that can elevate your present IT security protocols to industry compliance

Finally, the documents are presented to the executive leadership team to deliver a birds-eye view of their organization’s IT stance. Directors of IT, CFO’s or other organizational leaders may utilize the spreadsheet to track control-by-control implementation and use it as a working document.

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M365 Express DETECT Service

At ne Digital, we have designed an expert-driven Microsoft 365 security assessment framework that introduces the enterprise leadership team to the current status of your Microsoft tenant. We understand your stance, exposure, and appropriate actions to align the security and utilization needs to your business objectives. We initiate our M365 Express DETECT Service by guiding and structuring our service using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (a cybersecurity policy framework of computer security guidance for private sector organizations).

Microsoft 365 alignment with NIST Cybersecurity guidance
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Identify & access management

Protect users' identities & control access to valuable resources based on user risk level
  • Azure Active Directory
  • Conditional Access
  • Windows Hello
  • Windows Credential Guard
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Information protection

Ensure documents and emails are seen only by authorized people
  • Azure Information Protection
  • Microsoft 365 Data Loss Prevention
  • Windows Information Protection
  • Microsoft Cloud App Security
  • Microsoft 365 Advanced Security Management
  • Microsoft Intune
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Threat protection

Protect against advanced threats and recover quickly when attacked
  • Advanced Threat Analytics
  • Windows Defender
  • Advanced Threat Protection
  • Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Threat Intelligence
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Security management

Gain visibility and controls over security tools
  • Azure Sentinel
  • Azure Security Center
  • Microsoft 365 Defender
  • Security Center

Our experienced team helps you navigate through these challenges by working closely with the target and acquirer IT and Finance leadership. With expert help, you can pinpoint opportunities that accomplish growth needs while maintaining IT Security.

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By the End of the Assessment, You Will Be Able To

Microsoft 365 Assessment Phase 1
Timeline : 1 Week(approx.)
Execution : Remote

Functions are not intended to form a serial path or lead to a static desired end state. Functions are performed concurrently and continuously to form an operational culture that addresses dynamic cybersecurity risks.

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Engagement begins with a document request list (DRL) that details common Microsoft 365 administration artifacts

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Tenant documentation that comprises policies, procedures, and standards that articulate the current Microsoft 365 program and practices of the clients

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Clients exchange any available documentation and answer a few questions via phone or encrypted email during this phase.

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Documentation review helps us understand the structure and components of an organization’s Microsoft 365 program and allows us to develop contextually relevant questions for phase 2

Finally, the documents are presented to the executive leadership team to deliver a birds-eye view of their organization’s IT stance. Directors of IT, CFO’s or other organizational leaders may utilize the spreadsheet to track control-by-control implementation and use it as a working document.

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By the End of the Assessment, You Will Be Able To

Microsoft 365 Assessment Phase 2: Staff Interviews and assurance testing
Timeline: 1-2 Weeks(approx.)
Execution: Onsite Or Remote

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Interviews of various organization team members with roles that relate to NIST control families and their applicability to the Microsoft 365 environment

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Questions pertain to items from documentation review, clarifying local procedures, and how various controls are implemented.

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Assurance testing of critical controls and gathering of additional artifacts that demonstrate the implementation and effectiveness of controls.

Finally, the documents are presented to the executive leadership team to deliver a birds-eye view of their organization’s IT stance. Directors of IT, CFO’s or other organizational leaders may utilize the spreadsheet to track control-by-control implementation and use it as a working document.

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By the End of the Assessment, You Will Be Able To

Microsoft 365 Assessment Phase 3: Report delivery / and review
Timeline: 2-3 Weeks(approx.)
Execution: Remote

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Creation of report with an executive overview, describing a high-level overview of identified control gaps, suggested improvements, and compliance dashboards

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Detailed compliance spreadsheet with an assessment of each control to include implementation status, a priority level for remediation, and high-level notes about potential remedies or recommendations

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Client-side review of the report and spreadsheet followed by a teleconference to address queries or clarify information in the documents

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Release of the final report and spreadsheet copies to the organization

Finally, the documents are presented to the executive leadership team to deliver a birds-eye view of their organization’s IT stance. Directors of IT, CFO’s or other organizational leaders may utilize the spreadsheet to track control-by-control implementation and use it as a working document.

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Finally, the reports are ready to be presented to the executive leadership team to demonstrate a birds-eye view of their organization’s security posture. Directors of IT, Information Security, or other leaders may utilize the spreadsheet to track control-by-control implementation and use it as a working document.

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Client Success:

A close look at some of the recent Microsoft 365 projects that we have undertaken at ne Digital. Learn how we are helping businesses such as yours implement with confidence, quality, and a fixed budget.

Industry: Manufacturing

Hunters Specialties, is a custom manufacturer and distributor of hunters’ camouflage products, scent products as well as deer and turkey call products...

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Industry: Manufacturing

ClockSpring|NRI is a Houston-based provider of high-performance products, engineering support, and training services for the critical infrastructure construction and...

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Industry: Manufacturing

Stir Foods, headquartered in Orange County, California, is a custom manufacturer of soups, sauces, dressings, fresh salsas, and muffin batters for both retail and...

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Why ne Digital?

ne Digital has performed dozens of Microsoft 365 Assessments aligned to the NIST Cybersecurity Framework with tangible results, right from reporting and up to remediation or the implementation of our M365 Express MANAGE service suite.

Our end-to-end Microsoft 365 assessment service suite includes:

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Microsoft 365 Risk assessment

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Services Utilization assessment

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Analysis of licensing SKUs alignment

04.

Microsoft Secure Score for Identity assessment

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Microsoft Secure Score for Apps assessment

06.

Microsoft Secure Score for Compliance assessment

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Azure AD utilization and best practices for Identity

08.

SharePoint Online utilization assessment

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Microsoft Teams utilization assessment

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Cloud Risk Assessment

Finally, the documents are presented to the executive leadership team to deliver a birds-eye view of their organization’s IT stance. Directors of IT, CFO’s or other organizational leaders may utilize the spreadsheet to track control-by-control implementation and use it as a working document.

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Typical Assessment Queries That We Resolve

What current levels of security threats and system vulnerabilities is the organization’s tenant exposed to?

How well are security policies aligned with current business goals?

Is my organization properly licensed for its business and regulatory needs?

Is my user base making proper use of the Microsoft 365 technologies?

How will our Microsoft 365 tenant implementation decisions affect capital, resources, and regulatory compliance requirements?

What is the framework to implement and optimize new projects in Microsoft 365?

What ideal access control measures and internal controls should be implemented?

What is the difference between this and an Office 365 risk assessment template, on an Office 365 readiness assessment?

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