Security & Compliance

How To Make an IT Planning Checklist: Here’s What’s Important

Do you have an IT Planning Checklist? Are you keeping track of developing IT? We can talk through these questions to get a clear idea of why certain items should be in your plans for 2022. We will quickly mention four key areas, and then, if you are up for it, we will go into more detail.  It would be best if you started with your infrastructure because that is the base of …

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How to Optimize Your Microsoft 365 Business Premium Security Features

Now that you’ve purchased Microsoft 365 Business Premium for your organization, let’s look at what comes with this bundled subscription. Microsoft 365 Business Premium combines a few other subscriptions: Microsoft 365 Business Standard, Enterprise Mobility + Security E3, Microsoft Defender for Office 365, and Windows 10/11 Pro.    Note that Microsoft 365 Business Premium licenses per user. Some of the features and services are tenant-wide; however, any user taking advantage of the features or services must have the same license or equivalent of that …

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Here’s What You Need to Know About Phishing

What is phishing? And why is it dangerous? Read on to find out.   The first widely known phishing attack occurred in 1996 when hackers breached aol.com. The perpetrators sent a phishing email, an email that attempts to solicit personal information, to aol.com email users. The email urged users to verify their accounts and provide billing information. Unfortunately, many aol.com users …

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Mission Control

Why You Need a Security Operations Center (SOC)

What is a Security Operations Center (SOC), and why do you need one?  Gartner defines a SOC as both a team, often operating in shifts around the clock, and a facility dedicated to and organized to prevent, detect, assess and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents, and to fulfill and assess regulatory compliance.  Essentially, having a SOC is like having your own Cybersecurity NASA, except …

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10 Steps to Implement Right Now for IT Risk Mitigation

When it comes to risk mitigation regarding your organization’s IT infrastructure, there are many considerations. Although 100% protection is never possible, it’s important to have a plan in place and use all the security tools at your disposal. Your organization must weigh the cost of implementing these tools versus the cost of not having them at all. To simplify this process, we made a 10-step risk …

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