With the increasing presence of online threats, it’s more important then ever to have the right protection and tools to help safeguard your devices, personal information, and files from being compromised. When you put your data in OneDrive, you remain the owner of the data and are in control of what happens to it.

Here are some things you can do to help protect your files in OneDrive:

  • Create a strong and unique password. Check the strength of your password.
  • Add security info to your Microsoft account. You can add your phone number, an alternate email address and a security question and answer. This extra security protects you if you ever forget your password or your account gets hacked. You are able to verify your identity and help you get back into your account in a snap.
  • Subscribe to Office 365. An Office 365 subscription gives you advanced protection from viruses and other outside threats, and ways to recover your files from malicious attacks.
  • Use multi-factor authentication. MFA helps protect your account by requiring you to enter an extra security code whenever you sign in on a device that isn’t trusted. The second factor can be made through a phone call, text message, or app.

Microsoft engineers administer OneDrive using a Windows PowerShell console that requires MFA. They perform day-to-day tasks by running workflows so we can rapidly respond to new situations. When data transits into the service from clients, and between data centers, it’s protected using transport layer security (TLS) encryption. Microsoft only permits secure access and won’t allow authenticated connections over HTTP, but instead redirect to HTTPS.

OneDrive is part of the Office 365 Suite and additional security protection and suggestions can be found in this recent blog: Protecting Office 365 From a Phishing Attack

2W Tech is a Microsoft Gold Partner and has IT Consultants on staff that specialize in Office 365 and Security Solutions. Give us a call today to learn more about how to best ensure your OneDrive and other Office 365 apps are protected.

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