Georgia State University is combatting an increase of malware attacks with the use of Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection. The guest post written by Ren Flot on the Office 365 blog explains their the email security software protects more than 55,000 students and at least 6,000 staff.
Ren is the chief information security officer and director of cyber security for Georgia State University. In his story, he shares that phishing attacks were similar to fighting fires almost every day. The school turned to support from Microsoft FastTrack to help them set up their defenses. Upon the implementation of the Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, over 2,000 malicious emails were eliminated after only five months. The college also uses the Safe Links feature which seamlessly protects against malicious URLs.
The Advanced Threat Protection has been around for a while and can be easily forgotten in the background of Office 365. It's nice to see a reminder that Microsoft has and continues to be focused primarily on keeping data safe.