New Office 365 features enhance data security

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IT@UC will enable additional security features for students, faculty, and staff on Microsoft OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint Monday, Feb. 22.  

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) helps protect you from accidentally opening malicious files in OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint.  ​​

What you can expect on February 22

ATP for OneDrive, Teams, and SharePoint will detect and block malicious files so that no one can open, copy, move, or share them until the Office of Information Security takes further action.

Screen grab of "Anyone with the link" setting in O365

The “Anyone with the link” setting generates a link that allows external collaborators (anyone who does not have a UC username and password) to access a file you want to share with them.

“Anyone with the link” setting will automatically set a 180-day expiration date for externally shared links. You can extend external access to the content by sending a new link to collaborators outside of the university.  

External collaborators will not be able to share links to content they do not own. You can still share files with colleagues outside of the university; however, they will not be able to share those links with anyone else.

ATP Safe Links detects and removes malicious links in email messages.  

ATP Safe Attachments checks email attachments for malicious content before delivering them to your inbox. During this process, attachments will momentarily be replaced with placeholders until Safe Attachments scanning is complete.  

ATP for Microsoft Office 365 is an important tool in the the university's information security toolbox. But, cyber criminals do their best to circumvent security protections and access your personal information.  

Stay vigilant! View our list of email security practices to safeguard your personal information

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