Introduction to Microsoft Information Protection

May 7, 2022 | Published by

Digital data creation is exploding. This data is being stored and shared everywhere. Protecting important information across your digital estate, both in Microsoft’s cloud, on-premise, and in 3rd party apps is critical. Microsoft Information Protection is a comprehensive and integrated solution to help you discover, classify, label, and protect sensitive information within your organization.   MIP includes many Information Protection and Governance solutions which help you solve […]

Best Practices for Safe Links Policies

April 10, 2022 | Published by

Safe Links policies are a powerful feature in Defender for Office 365. They allow you to leverage a virtual sandbox for URL scanning of inbound email messages in mail flow. This includes time of click verification of URLs and links in email messages as well as all of the Office apps. Safe Links is a great tool to leverage to defend against phishing attacks. In today’s article, I am going […]

Best Practices for Safe Attachment Policies

March 20, 2022 | Published by

Safe Attachment policies are a powerful feature in Defender for Office 365. They allow you to leverage a virtual sandbox to check attachments in inbound email message before they are delivered to the recipient. In addition, safe attachments also allow you to protect files in Teams, SharePoint, and OneDrive so that users aren’t inadvertently sharing malicious […]

Intro of Defender for Office 365

March 12, 2022 | Published by

In this article, I am going to be walking you through an introduction of Microsoft’s Defender for Office 365 which comes part of the Microsoft 365 Defender offerings. Defender for office 365 contains some of the following high level features: Real-Time Detection and Prevention against malware/phishing Automated Investigation and Response  Threat Hunting  Attack Simulation Training  […]

Microsoft Defender Licensing Considerations

March 7, 2022 | Published by

Microsoft has evolved the Microsoft 365 Defender products over time. The product line used to be known as Microsoft Defender Threat Protection and has since been rebranded. It is made up of the following offerings: Defender for Identity (hybrid identity security solution) Defender for Endpoint (EDR, AV) Defender for Office 365 (Anti-malware, anti-phishing) Cloud App […]

Microsoft Defender Security Center

February 13, 2022 | Published by

Microsoft recently announced that they are going to start to automatically redirect anyone going to the legacy “security and compliance admin center” to the newly rebranded Defender Security Center (located at Microsoft Defender is an integrated experience of Microsoft’s suite of security services spanning Defender for Identity, Defender for Endpoint, Defender for Office 365, and […]

Microsoft Defender coming soon to Business Premium

December 10, 2021 | Published by

Recently, Microsoft has announced a fork of the Defender for Endpoint offering into two plans. Defender for Endpoint has traditionally been an enterprise grade solution and only included in higher level plans such as E5. Over the past few years Microsoft has made this a standalone offering that could be bolted on to other plans […]

Understanding Microsoft’s MFA

November 22, 2021 | Published by

Over the years, Microsoft has evolved the enforcement of multi-factor authentication into various sections of the application. These changes are making it confusing as an admin to know where to go to see a report of MFA adoption. In this article, we will cover the various methods of MFA enrollment and provide a script that you can use to report […]

Securing Azure Active Directory

October 30, 2021 | Published by

Having checklist for security is becoming more and more important as you onboard customers. In this article, I will provide a list of security tips to harden Azure AD Environments.  Enable MFA You should enable MFA for all of your user accounts because a breach of any of those accounts can lead to a breach […]

4 Major Benefits of Labeling with Microsoft Information Protection

October 18, 2021 | Published by

In this article I will be covering some of the key benefits of Microsoft Information Protection. Microsoft Information Protection encompasses many different solutions but the benefits I will be reflecting on today focus in on labeling and document classification.  Key Benefits Discover Sensitive Data It today’s current landscape, its extremely hard as an organization to say that it knows where all it’s data resides and that […]

5 Tips for Securing Microsoft Teams

September 11, 2021 | Published by

Microsoft Teams adoption has skyrocketed over the past year. This may seem like an obvious statement but I don’t just mean chat and video capabilities. Teams is becoming the central hub to interact with apps, share files, and perform daily tasks with members inside and outside the organization. Microsoft is putting the most development effort […]

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