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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...

Office 365 is now Microsoft 365: What it means for your business

Over the last few years, Microsoft has made their Office productivity applications into the cloud-powered gold standard for businesses. With the cloud-powered enhancements around cyber-security, online collaboration through the Microsoft Teams app (very important in work from home scenarios), and artificial intelligence, Microsoft Office 365 grew ...

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With businesses going digital and the need for paper and pen reduced, office dossiers have been replaced by hard drives and data systems for record keeping.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 ...

What you need to know about Private Channels in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Office 365 is the gold standard for business productivity with over 200 million people using it every month. But beyond just email and documents, the popular new Microsoft Teams app that comes free with Office 365 is changing the way we work. Over 20 million people use Microsoft Teams every day for real-time collaboration and communicati...

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...

Three simple ways to enhance your business' cybersecurity

At this point, most business owners don't need anyone to explain why cyber-security is important for their business. They already get that there's an ever-increasing threat to data and privacy. What entrepreneurs, especially those at the helm of a small to mid-sized business (SMB), really need is advice on how to counter all of those cyber-securit...

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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