We are often told that re-using passwords is dangerous. The idea is simple; if criminals steal your password from one website, they will try and use it on your other online accounts. This could be a really important account, like your email. We know we should use a different password for every online service. We also know that most […]

The National Cyber Security Centre recommend organisations use backups as a way to help mitigate against a wide range of potentially catastrophic problems, such as fire, theft, flooding, and – naturally – ransomware.

If you’re using Multi-Factor Authentication for your organisation, and want to use Apps that connect to your Office 365 account, you will need to create an Office 365 App Password. Thankfully, it’s really easy to do, if a little hard to find.

Azure Multi-Factor Authentication HowTo: In Part One and Part Two we covered step-by-step of how to enable Multi-Factor Authentication in the Admin Panel and enrol users. In Part Three I will cover the additional steps the user is required to take in order to install and verify Multi-Factor Authentication with the Azure Multi-Factor Authenticator App.

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.

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.

In its research, Flashpoint said the United States, Germany, and Ukraine appear to be the most frequently targeted countries. The most exploited sectors are education, followed by healthcare, legal, aviation, and government. Least vulnerable to these types of attacks are the financial and telecom sectors. Microsoft Windows is the most popular of the platforms targeted […]

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?

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 […]

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 […]