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

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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. Smart Network Explainer Video How does it work? Why do you need multiple […]

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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 […]

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Restrict Access to Office 365 Exchange Online: Limiting by Network, IP, Client, Group or Policy | HowTo | 1 of 2

Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS) 2.0 provides a way to configure access restriction policies. Office 365 & Exchange Online customers using Single Sign-On (SSO) who require these policies can now use Client Access Policy rules to restrict access based on the location of the computer or device that is making the request and prevent access […]

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Office 365 & Exchange Online Password PowerShell Commands | HowTo

The Admin Centres for Office 365 and for Exchange Online are great for simple and singular tasks regarding password management and policy, however, if you wish to carry wider tasks or bulk user management PowerShell is the best option. You can manage multiple domains simultaneously, or script the commands to include a CSV file of as […]

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User Password Expiry settings in Office 365 | HowTo

In Office 365 and Exchange Online the simplest and easiest place to change the expiry term for passwords is in the Admin Centre. The expiry term is set at 90 days by default, with a default 14 day notice prior to the expiry. You can also disable password expiry, however as always, this is not […]