Smart reports and insights in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center

If you are part of your organization's Office 365 security team and have the necessary permissions assigned in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center, you can access a variety of reports, including smart reports and insights. Read this article to get an overview of these reports and insights, and where to go to learn more about specific reports.

Smart reports and insights overview

Monitoring capabilities available in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center include smart reports and insights that enable your security and compliance administrators to focus on high-priority issues, such as security attacks or increased suspicious activity. In a dashboard, smart reports and insights resemble the following image:

In the Security & Compliance Center, choose Reports > Dashboard

In addition to highlighting problem areas, smart reports and insights include recommendations and links to view and explore data and also take quick actions. For example, if your organization suddenly has a high number of email messages being marked as spam by end users, you might be advised to revisit your anti-spam policies to ensure the right level of protection is in place.

The following walkthroughs illustrate how you can navigate between insights, detailed reports, and dashboards in the Security & Compliance Center:

Types of reports in the Security & Compliance Center

A wide variety of reports are available in the Security & Compliance Center. (Go to Reports > Dashboard to get an all-up view.) The following table lists available reports with links to learn more:

Type of information How to get there Where to go to learn more
Security & Compliance Center reports (all up)
Top insights and recommendations, and links to Security & Compliance reports, including data loss prevention reports, labels, email security reports, Advanced Threat Protection reports, and more
In the Security & Compliance Center, go to Reports > Dashboard
Monitor security and compliance in Office 365
Data loss prevention
Data loss prevention policy matches, false positives and overrides, and links to create or edit policies
In the Security & Compliance Center, go to Data loss prevention > Policy
View the reports for data loss prevention
Data governance
Information about how labels are applied, labels classified as records, label trends, and more
In the Security & Compliance Center, go to Data governance > Dashboard
View the data governance reports
Threat management dashboard (this is also referred to as the Security dashboard and the Threat Intelligence dashboard)
Threat detections, malware trends, top targeted users, details about sent and received email messages, and more
In the Security & Compliance Center, go to Threat management > Dashboard
Security dashboard overview
Threat explorer (also referred to as Explorer)
Suspected malware detected in email and files in Office 365
In the Security & Compliance Center, go to Threat management > Explorer
Use Explorer in the Security & Compliance Center
Advanced Threat Protection and email security reports
Email security and threat protection reports (including malware, spam, phishing, and spoofing reports)
In the Security & Compliance Center, go to Reports > Dashboard
View reports for Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

View email security reports in the Security & Compliance Center
Mail flow
Information about sent and received email messages, recent alerts, top senders and recipients, email forwarding reports, and more
In the Security & Compliance Center, go to Mail flow > Dashboard
Mail flow insights in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center
GDPR compliance
Information about GDPR compliance, including links to data subjects, label trends, and active & closed cases
In the Security & Compliance Center, go to Data privacy > GDPR dashboard
Office 365 Information Protection for GDPR
Audit log
Information about Office 365 activities, users, files or folders, and more
In the Security & Compliance Center, go to Search & investigation > Audit log search
Search the audit log in the Office 365 Security & Compliance Center
Compliance reports
FedRAMP reports, governance, risk and compliance reports, ISO information security management reports, and Service Organization Controls audit and assessment reports
In the Security & Compliance Center, go to Service assurance > Compliance reports
Plan for security & compliance in Office 365

Next steps

Now that you have an overview of reports and insights, your next step is to learn how to customize, manage, and download reports. See the following articles:

Monitor security and compliance in Office 365

Protect against threats in Office 365