Alerts in the Security & Compliance Center

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Use the alerts features in the Security & Compliance Center to view and manage alerts for your organization, including managing advanced alerts as part of Microsoft Cloud App Security overview.

How to get to the alerts features

Alerts are in the Security & Compliance Center. Here's how to get to the page.

To go directly to the Security & Compliance Center

  1. Go to https://protection.office.com.

  2. Sign in using your work or school account.

  3. In the left pane, click Alerts to see the alerts features.

To go to the Security & Compliance Center using the app launcher

  1. Sign in using your work or school account.

  2. Click the app launcher in the upper left corner, and then click Security & Compliance.

    Can't find the app you're looking for? From the app launcher, select All apps to see an alphabetical list of the Office 365 apps available to you. From there, you can search for a specific app.

  3. In the left pane, click Alerts to see the alerts features.

Alerts features

The following table describes the tools that are available under Alerts in the Security & Compliance Center.


Tool Description
Manage alerts Use activity alerts to send email notifications to yourself or other administrators when users perform specific activities in Office 365. Activity alerts are similar to searching the audit log for events, except that you'll be sent an email message when an event that you've created an alert for occurs.
Manage advanced alerts Use the Manage advanced alerts feature of Office 365 Cloud App Security to set up policies that can alert you to suspicious and anomalous activity in Office 365. After you're alerted, you can investigate situations that are potentially problematic and, if needed, take action to address security issues.