While some users tend to overestimate the levels of protection provided by Microsoft’s flagship productivity platform, others are concerned about activating too many in-built features in case it results in a complex security management overhead that they don’t have the resources to maintain, leading to misconfiguration vulnerabilities.

A global survey of more than 800 IT professionals by email cloud security and backup provider Hornetsecurity, launched this week at Infosecurity Europe 2022, also found that approximately 63 per cent of respondents indicated that the main roadblock to implementing security features within their organisation is not enough time or resources.

“There could be multiple issues at play in the survey results,” said Andy Syrewicze, technical evangelist at Hornetsecurity. “Making use of more Microsoft 365 security features may contribute to a false sense of security within a user organisation. This could lead it to stop paying close...