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Cybersecurity Tips for Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central 

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According to statistics released by the National Business Crime Centre, 4 in 10 businesses and a quarter of charities have had to deal with a cyber security breach or attack within the past 12 months. In London alone, more than £1.8 billion was lost to fraud and cybercrime in 2021, so it is vital that your business has the right level of protection in place. Here we look at some of the measures you can put in place and how you can implement them using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central.

Multi-factor authentication

Your security protection should be based on the worst-case scenario, based on the assumption that someone will eventually gain access to your credentials at some point. However, one of the best defences you can have in place is multi-factor authentication (MFA). By ensuring there are multiple forms of authentication required it becomes much harder for hackers to find their way in. It’s a key part of the Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central and it can be activated in a few ways via Microsoft Authenticator APP, from the Business Central Page or using the Open User Section.

Monitor and control permissions

Should a hacker gain access to your system, what they are able to do once inside depends on a few different things. However, the most significant factor will be the level of access the compromised account has. Therefore, it is important to provide the right level of access for the appropriate worker to mitigate these potential risks. If elevated permissions are required, these should only be given as and when needed and reviewed frequently. Admin users on Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central can easily add, edit or remove users whenever needed, giving you more control over access levels across your organisation.

Security updates

Hackers are always on the lookout for new vulnerabilities and weaknesses in software that can be exploited. At the same time, they will continue to take advantage of any existing areas that have already been exposed. But by keeping pace with the latest updates and patches you can ensure that any fixes that have been identified are applied to your system. For Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise users the updates can be accessed manually, while Business Central SaaS users receive automatic updates, ensuring your data is always encrypted, backed up and under constant surveillance.

Pay attention to content

Hackers thrive on fear and curiosity, trying to lure you into activating a virus or allowing them to gain access to your system. Whether it’s sending threatening emails or tricking you into clicking a link, many people are lured into doing something they would not normally do. So, it is key to pay attention to what you are clicking and opening, especially if you are unsure of the source. Dynamics 365 Business Central has built-in protection for this, allowing you to scan files and attachments for viruses and malicious code. The scan results will then let you make a more informed judgement about whether to proceed or take alternative action.

Boost your cyber protection today

Get in touch with D365 Experts to find out more about the benefits of using Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central. From enhanced cybersecurity features to a comprehensive range of ERP solutions, it enables you to streamline a host of business practises into one accessible, easy-to-use platform.

Alexia Hope

Alexia is the author at Research Snipers covering all technology news including Google, Apple, Android, Xiaomi, Huawei, Samsung News, and More.

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