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The evolving role of the CISO

In 2017, 27 billion devices were connected using the Internet of Things (IoT). The International Data Corporation forecasts there will be 41.6 billion connected IoT devices generating 79.4 zettabytes (ZB) of data by 2025. This explosion of connectivity has provided endless new opportunities for companies to grow, impacting everything from new prod...

The entrepreneur's guide to "work from home cyber-security"

Technology improvements in near-ubiquitous broadband, mobile devices, and collaboration software over the past few years have made working from home easier than ever. It's a stroke of luck cloud-based collaboration technologies such as Microsoft Teams are readily available during the global pandemic lockdowns that necessitated so many "work from h...

Gamify collaboration in Microsoft Teams with the Incentives Power App

The transition to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic comes with challenges. Microsoft Teams is an excellent collaboration tool for remote employees, but the fact is that extended lockdowns are making many remote workers feel overwhelmed. While a weekly "virtual happy hour" in Microsoft Teams never hurts, the key to keeping your remote employ...

Microsoft Teams Mobile App Overview

Microsoft Teams was launched in 2017 to provide a unique digital hub for team management in Office and Microsoft 365, and it’s already booming in the ever-crowded market of group messaging apps. But the Microsoft Teams mobile app has taken things a step further to organize all of your team conversations, tasks, content, and apps in a single shared...

The Importance of Online Backup

With businesses going digital and the need for paper and pen reduced, office dossiers have been replaced by hard drives and data systems for record keeping. While this may seem like a step into the future, many other businesses have advanced beyond this and now store their data online, or on the Cloud with services like Online Backup. However, 51...

Use the cyber-security in Microsoft Teams to meet work from home mandates

Due to the worldwide COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak, almost all industries have experienced a sudden need for remote working tools. With more people than ever working from home due to "social distancing" in an effort to stop the potential spread of COVID-19, companies are faced with a potential spread of malware against their newly-homebound employ...

Reducing malware risks with the new Safe Documents feature in Microsoft 365

A new cyber-security feature in Microsoft 365 called Safe Documents is slowly rolling out to users. Safe Documents leverages the artificial intelligence and machine learning features of Microsoft global cloud infrastructure to automatically check Microsoft Office documents such as Excel, PowerPoint, and Word against known risks and threats before ...

Avoid the Microsoft end of support apocalypse of 2020

As of the writing of this blog, IT departments are under pressure from the impending end of life (EOL) for Microsoft Windows 7 on January 14, 2020. While nobody predicts a "Y2K" redux where PCs stop working, EOL means the over ten year-old PC operating system will no longer get software patches, including security updates, from Microsoft on Tuesda...

Security features in Microsoft 365 your business should be using

Microsoft 365 combines Office 365 and the Windows 10 Pro operating system into a cloud-delivered package with added cyber-security and management features tailor-made for business. Cyber-security, data privacy, and regulatory compliance are crucial factors in everyday business. Fortunately, Microsoft 365 has inherent protections that help you creat...

How to set up zero trust security at your business

Almost a decade ago, cybersecurity industry analyst John Kindervag introduced "zero trust security" to the IT world. The idea was to keep user data safe from cyberattacks no matter what devices or networks were used to access the data. Zero trust security is tailor-made for companies using cloud-based apps at their business. While the zero trust s...

Why your business will not benefit from Windows 7 extended support

Our recent blog about the Windows 7 upgrade situation is quickly become one of our most popular. And for good reason since many businesses and individuals are still using machines with Microsoft's aging but venerable operating system. The news this week that Microsoft would be extending delivery of crucial security updates past the January 14, 2020...

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