How To Look At Your Office 365 Security Settings

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Apr 26, 2023 by Kyle Haas

Sometimes we all want a little reassurance that everything is alright. Did you know that any user in Office 365 can change security preferences, review their signed-in devices, and review their sign-in logs? Microsoft even gives similar options for both personal and business Microsoft accounts!

Check out the links below to give yourself reassurance that your Office 365 Security settings are configured the way you need them to be:

Personal Accounts

Security Settings:

Review Devices:

Review Recent Sign-ins:

Business Accounts

Security Settings:

Review Devices:

Review Recent Sign-ins:

Security Settings is used for checking/changing your current MFA options, setting your default MFA method, and even has a setting to force a sign-out if you suspect an issue!

Review Devices allows you to see each device currently registered with your Microsoft account.

Recent Sign-Ins will show all recent sign-in activity for your account, including device name, approximate geographic area, and a brief log of actions taken during the session.

Making sure end users know how to check themselves is a great way to increase visibility, build confidence, and allows everyone to do their part in keeping your organization safe. If you aren’t already regularly teaching and training your end users, you are likely neglecting your front line of defense against cyber threats. Check out our Security Awareness Training here – which is an incredibly important part of our Layered Security Strategy.

Remember that the best firewalls, antivirus, and compliance policies in the world can’t protect you from human nature—and whether it’s the CEO’s personal Hotmail account, or your Office 365 Global Administrator—it takes a comprehensive effort to prevent cybersecurity nightmares. Knowing how to look at your Office 365 Security settings could be considered a helping hand.

If you’d like to learn more about Office 365 Security settings or our Security Awareness Training, please contact us and call 502-240-0404 or email us at

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