SecureAudit Updates

Last Month, Microsoft Introduced 150+ New Features, Enhancements And Changes To Office 365, many of them could impact your security posture or end user experience.

Updated April 12th 2019

Microsoft Defender ATP’s Threat & Vulnerability Management allows security administrators and IT administrators to collaborate seamlessly to remediate issues.


  • One-click remediation requests to IT. Through Microsoft Defender ATP’s integration with Microsoft Intune and System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), security administrators can create a remediation task in Microsoft Intune with one click. We plan to expand this capability to other IT security management platforms.
  • Configuration Recommendations. Threat & Vulnerability Management provides instructions on how to perform configuration changes that can reduce risk associated with software vulnerabilities.
  • Real-time remediation status. Microsoft Defender ATP provides real-time monitoring of the status and progress of remediation activities across the organization.
The weaknesses identified in the environment are mapped to actionable security recommendations and prioritized by their impact on the organizational exposure score.

Each security recommendation includes an actionable remediation recommendation, which can be pushed into the IT task queue through a built-in integration with Microsoft Intune and SCCM.
The status and progress of these remediation activities can be  monitored through the dashboard.

Threat & Vulnerability Management – this also provides real-time visibility into the software inventory, with important information like vulnerabilities associated with software versions installed on devices, related exploits and threats, and impact to exposure score.

When pivoting to a specific machine, Threat & Vulnerability Management provides machine exposure level, security recommendations, vulnerabilities identified on the machine, and other critical information. This data, together with alerts and incidents data provides security operations with a much clearer picture during incident investigations.  

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Were you aware that your tenant has between 300 and 500 settings?

We’ll thoroughly audit all your settings, and provide you with a comprehensive governance report based upon our findings. You’ll learn how your tenant is configured, exactly why, and the important steps you need to take to improve overall security, and minimize the chance of data breeches. We will update your Audit report quarterly. We also include time to help you configure and implement the recommendations we make to protect your identities and data.

When it comes to updates in Office 365, think you can depend on Microsoft to provide you with notifications?  Think again, there are over 8 different sources where Microsoft publishes up to 100 changes per month!  Microsoft does a great job of demonstrating the value of Office 365, but they fail to alert customers about specific feature changes that are relevant to their tenant and usage patterns.

As part of the SecureAudit 365 service in addition to auditing your tenant each quarter and providing recommendations to protect your identities and data we also each month summarize the Office 365 changes that are relevant to your organization in a quick to read simple to understand customized report that ensure you know what changes Microsoft is making that could impact your tenant and users.

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What our customers are saying about SecureAudit 365

“Patriot Consulting provides my IT staff with a monthly update of the changes that Microsoft will be introducing into our Office 365 tenant.  Along with these updates, Patriot Consulting provides clear guidance and recommendations on how we should (or should not) implement the planned changes.  This guidance is significant and catered directly towards our business’s needs.   It also provides my team with insights they may not have anticipated saving us time and effort during the deployment of new Office 365 features.  I would highly recommend this service to any organization that has invested in Office 365’s rapidly changing environment.”  IT Director, San Francisco CA Construction Company

“The O365 Advisory Service offered by Patriot Consulting provides us with a concise monthly summary of the of all the Microsoft O365 changes that could impact our end users globally as well as our Administrators. Without this service we would have to dedicate time and resources to sorting through dozens of changes and announcements that may or may not impact us.”  Director of Global IT Portfolio & Project Management, Global Food Distribution Company