Microsoft MySignIns page is a great resource with which you may want to familiarize yourself. If you’re using Office365 for work, chances are there’s a lot of data stored in your account. Data that you wouldn’t want cybercriminals getting their hands on. Just like going to the dentist every six months, it’s a good idea to do a checkup on your Microsoft account.
Follow these steps to take a peek into your account:
- Go to mysignins.microsoft.com
- Log in with your credentials
- Bonus points for using MFA!
- Scroll down through Recent Activity to view when and where your recent logins have taken place
Geographical locations may differ, for instance, if you live in Portland, your IP addresses may show up as somewhere in SW Washington state. That’s normal and generally not something to worry about.
You will want to look for, say, logins from a different country, at an absurd hour. Has someone logged in at 4 AM from Brazil? That’s a red flag and something that should trigger an immediate response. Change your password to your Microsoft account (we recommend using LastPass to store passwords and a random password generator). If you’re worried about a data breach, reach out to us and we’ll get our people on it.
One more reason to check your recent Microsoft account logins? It’s a square on our Cybersecurity Bingo! Just follow the three steps listed above and that’s one more square you can check off.