Microsoft to force better security defaults for all Azure AD tenants



Microsoft has announced that it will automatically enable stricter secure default settings known as ‘security defaults’ on all existing Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenants in late June 2022.

First introduced in October 2019 only for new tenants, security defaults are a set of basic security mechanisms designed to introduce good identity security hygiene with a minimum of effort, even for organizations that don’t have an IT team.

Two months later, in January 2020, Microsoft announced that security defaults already had been enabled for 60,000 new tenants.

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