Secure Score – my wishlist

I’ve been working closely with the secure score in the last couple of days with several engineers and members from different operations and here are a few enterprise grade remarks and feedbacks:
  • Being able to assign actions to admins/multiple admins and integrate this actions on the Administrator’s To-Do List – or – provision a Planner Plan and add an overview of all tasks and their owners.
  • If possible, showing the availability of the assigned administrator(s) so, if yet action not closed, another administrator can directly take contact with him.

  • Being able to get a Microsoft Guideline or a TechNet member driven article to help administrators to achieve their best score. Adding a simple new button with a technical article would help newbie administrators securing their environment.  On top of that if an additional license is needed – example: review role changes – such as Azure AD Premium P1 or P2, please mention this as well. Change the color deepening the ownership of the License
  • Red: You don’t have the license
  • Green: You have the license

  • If possible — remove the “Office 365 Average Score”. THIS literally scares new customers as many are thinking that Microsoft is managing the whole security gaps.

  • Being able to run scheduled score analyzers. I can’t image, the day of today, that we need to wait up-to 48 hours to see our score raising. This should be done on a recursive way and multiple times a day. My personal wish is; that in a near future, there should be also a button called “Analyze your score NOW” …
  • Being able to add notes per action(s). As multiple Office 365 admins would possibly work on that item, sharing information should be easier. Assigning the action to an administrator is one thing, but also seeing who resolved the issue/action is another.  It would be very useful to see who completed the action as some of them have big impacts – such as enabling MFA for all users.
  • Being able to add due dates and reminders to actions and send automated (via flow?) to the owners of actions, to take actions.

I think that the secure score analyzer is very useful and drives a lot of administrators to raise their security and improve efficiency; but with those small integrations/modifications – in my humble opinion – the secure score will be from another level.

I own a company and work a lot with #SharePoint. Entrepreneur. Microsoft Regional Director and @MVPAward for Office Servers and Services.

4 comments On Secure Score – my wishlist

  • I think I will become a great follower.Just want to say your story is striking. The clarity in your post is simply striking and i can take for granted you are an expert on this subject.

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  • I love the capibilities O365 (now M365) haves in mind. But i was wondering if anyone can run this tool.
    Until now I found that you just need to have administrative role granted of the O365 or the Security read role from Azure AD. Is this all ? Do I need special licensing to run this tool completely or do I need a specifical level of license for some functions of the tool ?

    • Hey Bilal – Unfortunately, you can’t run the tool. You need to execute the Microsoft Best Practices such as defined into the Secure Score – and the tool will automatically run within the 24 h and adapt the score, if those best practices are respected 🙂 Hope that helps

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