Managing Microsoft 365 Security Reports and Alerts
Microsoft 365 Security Alerts and Reports - Introduction

This course will explore best practices and fundamentals using Microsoft 365’s Secure Score as a primary barometer to measure protection and readiness as well as timely and effective responses to threat incidents. After completing lessons and watching video demos, students should be equipped with the knowledge and skills to protect themselves and their organizations. 

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluate and manage Microsoft Office 365 tenant security using Secure Score
  • Manage incident investigation
  • Review and manage Microsoft 365 security alerts

Intended Audience

  • General cybersecurity enthusiasts who want to stay current with best practices 
  • People studying for the Microsoft MS-101 exam
  • Cyber security professionals/administrators responsible for the safety of an organization


  • Basic understanding of Office/Microsoft 365
  • Basic understanding of computer networking
  • General knowledge of different threat types

Hello and welcome to Managing Security Reports and Alerts in Microsoft 365. My name is Aaron Yoon and together we'll explore how to use the tools in Microsoft 365 to defend ourselves and our company against some of the most common cybersecurity issues we face today. But before we begin, just a little bit about myself. I'm from New York City and built a career as a systems engineer for hedge funds and financial institutions. So, you can imagine how seriously we treated cybersecurity. If at any point you have a question or need support here, just email

This course will help you better understand cybersecurity fundamentals and best practices. So, it will provide practical tips to benefit IT administrators in addition to those looking to pass certification exams. We have three main objectives here. First, you'll learn about Secure Score, which is a way of measuring your cybersecurity posture or preparedness. We'll unpack the different components of the Score to help get to our second objective, which is to manage incident responses and investigation, basically what to do when you get an alert. And third, we'll go over how to configure and manage our alerts, as some parts can be automated while others need more hands-on attention. And don't forget to rate the course when you're done. Any and all feedback is welcome and we greatly appreciate it. In the next video, we'll dive right in.

About the Author

Aaron has been in the IT industry for 10 years servicing a variety of industries, from small retail businesses to multi-billion dollar hedge funds. Specializing in workflow optimization, he has helped users at all levels increase their productivity and efficiency ranging from tasks like taking medical offices to paperless, to administering patch management, JIRA, Confluence, and other project management platforms. 

Prior to starting his IT career, Aaron was a test prep teacher, helping high school students improve their standardized test scores for college admissions. He joins Cloud Academy to combine his two passions, technology and teaching.