The defense of digital information and IT assets against internal and external, malicious and accidental threats.

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Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication | HowTo | 2 of 3

Office 365 Multi-Factor Authentication HowTo: In Part One we covered step-by-step of how to enable Multi-Factor Authentication in the Admin Panel. In Part Two I will cover the additional steps the user is required to take in order to enrol in Multi-Factor Authentication. The user will create two forms of verification and update their account recovery details.

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Exchange Online Multi-Factor Authentication | HowTo | 1 of 3

Exchange Online Multi-Factor Authentication HowTo: We’ve covered the notion of two-factor authentication (2FA) and multi-factor authentication (MFA), especially how you MUST enable it for sensitive accounts. I include all IT users, plus any senior management user within the organisation, such as the MD/CEO as their email is sensitive enough to justify Exchange Online Multi-Factor Authentication.

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Cyber Security: Office 365 as 802.1X RADIUS Password Authentication

Security is paramount for any business, especially given the rise in cyber attacks, data thefts and major network breaches. I won’t list the major names, as that’s been done, but you can read the Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2016. Much of that research was aimed at larger organisations, even though it’s far easier for enterprise-level companies to secure their resources. But what about the rest of us, Startups, Micro-Businesses and Small to Medium sized organisations?

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What business communication and collaboration software do IT pros prefer?

While email remains the primary method of communication between users, many users and companies are experimenting or committing to alternative means such as Slack or Google Hangouts. While these methods have additional benefits and limitations, Skype for Business is favoured by larger firms due to the focus on security, manageability and reliability. “When it comes […]

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Smart Network: Connect Cloud, Telephony, Sites & Internet with VLANs

A Smart Network allows you to use multiple services over a single connection, using secure VLANs to split the circuit. The benefit is the consolidation of voice, video, telephony, data and Internet services meaning you get a flatter, simpler, and easier-to-manage network. How does it work? Why do you need multiple connections for all your […]

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Restrict Access to Office 365 Exchange Online | HowTo | 2 of 2

Part One | Part Two In Part One we learnt: Install and update Windows Server with Active Directory Federation Services version 2.0 (AD FS 2.0) with update Rollup 2, KB2681584. Set-up AD FS for Office 365 for Single Sign-On. To continue . . . Add five claim rules to the Active Directory Claims Provider trust. Use the following procedure to […]