Azure AD Security and Password Protection

Posted by aeadmin on Feb 13, 2019 11:00:00 AM


Microsoft continues to address vulnerabilities around user identity and has integrated a solution in Azure AD (currently in public preview) that enhances password policies to protect against common, weak passwords. Organizations can now configure their change/reset process to flow passwords through a sequence in which they are validated against banned passwords lists. If users attempt to use a banned password, they are notified that the password is vulnerable and will need to try a different password.

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Tags: Technology, Azure, cybersecurity, Microsoft, Azure AD

How Windows Defender ATP Supports Incident Response – Part 2

Posted by aeadmin on Jan 23, 2019 5:44:33 PM


In the previous post, we discussed why every organization, regardless of how sophisticated its IT security infrastructure and operations are, needs an incident response plan. The first goal is always to prevent a data breach from happening. However, if there’s one thing we’ve learned about data breaches during the past five years, it’s that even the largest retailers, financial institutions, Internet giants and government agencies can be victimized. 

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Tags: Technology, cybersecurity, Microsoft, Windows Defender ATP

Top 4 Microsoft Office 365 Security & Compliance Best Practices

Posted by aeadmin on Jan 10, 2019 7:27:11 AM


At AdaptivEdge, we believe that security should be a part of every conversation, consultation, and solution we deliver. Our Security and Compliance experts have developed step-by-step instructions on how you can enhance the security of your Office 365 deployment.

Authored by Steve Andrews (Director Cloud Platform Services) & Raul Perez (Senior Microsoft Systems Engineer)

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Tags: Adaptive Edge, O365, E5, Enterprise, Office 365, cybersecurity, Microsoft, security, Secure Score

Why You Need an Incident Response Plan and How to Get Started - Part 1

Posted by aeadmin on Jan 8, 2019 7:23:30 PM


Many organizations have taken a more proactive approach to IT security rather than waiting for something bad to happen. Recognizing the immense cost of a data breach (an average of $3.86 million) and the time it takes to contain a breach (an average of 69 days) these organizations follow best practices and deploy security tools that reduce risk related to malware, zero-day exploits and other threats. 

But that’s not enough.

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Tags: Technology, cybersecurity, Microsoft

Windows Defender ATP: Intelligent Protection for Modern Threats

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 12, 2018 11:49:25 AM


There isn’t much an organization can do to reduce the number of security threats it faces on a daily basis. Hackers will be hackers. They constantly develop new techniques and tools that allow them to carry out as many attacks as possible. However, organizations can make the job of a hacker more difficult by reducing the attack surface.

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Tags: cybersecurity, Microsoft, Secure Score, Attack Surface, Windows Defender ATP

Microsoft 365: The Whole Is Greater than the Sum of Its Parts

Posted by aeadmin on Dec 7, 2018 1:48:06 PM


Microsoft introduced Microsoft 365 in June 2017 as “a complete, intelligent and secure solution to empower employees” in the modern workplace. Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based solution that bundles Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (formerly Enterprise Mobility Suite) to better serve today’s distributed workforce, meet high user expectations and enhance security across devices.

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Tags: Enterprise, Licensing, Office 365, Microsoft, Business

Have You Taken Appropriate Steps to Secure Office 365?

Posted by aeadmin on Nov 28, 2018 1:03:26 PM


In a recent survey of IT managers and directors in enterprises with more than 1,000 employees, 39.5% of respondents said that service providers take full responsibility for protecting applications and data in the public cloud. Another 33.8% said that customers are fully responsible for public cloud security. 

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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft, Secure Score

Microsoft Intune Is Helping to Enable Unified Endpoint Management

Posted by aeadmin on Nov 14, 2018 9:24:43 AM


The rise of mobility is pretty easy to explain. Employees demanded a more flexible work environment. Employers realized this flexibility would allow employees to be more productive. Then employees demanded to be able to use their personal devices for work stuff. Although this scenario is hardly new, organizations are still struggling to manage the onslaught of desktop and mobile endpoint devices, both company-owned and employee-owned. Unified endpoint management (UEM) has emerged to address these challenges.

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Tags: Microsoft, Intune, UserVoice

Why You Should Be Looking for a CRM with Artificial Intelligence

Posted by aeadmin on Nov 7, 2018 1:27:30 PM


In this age of mistrust, skepticism and general lack of loyalty, organizations are under intense pressure to not only generate new business but also manage and strengthen relationships with existing customers. This isn’t just the responsibility of account managers and salespeople. Every person who interacts with a customer plays a role in this critical business function.

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Tags: Microsoft, Artificial Intelligence, AI, Microsoft Dynamics, CRM, Customer Relationship Management

Microsoft Graph: Smarter Apps, Greater Efficiency Part 2

Posted by aeadmin on Oct 31, 2018 11:20:49 AM


In our last post, we began our deep dive into Microsoft Graph, a powerful API that enables developers to tap the power of Microsoft 365 applications to automate IT operational tasks and enhance security. Microsoft Graph also enhances collaboration and drives user productivity by connecting to data in email, calendars, documents and other sources across multiple devices.

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Tags: Office 365, Microsoft, Search, Microsoft Graph, GitHub, API

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