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Three Predictions For What The Future Might Look Like

Written by Derek Thompson – The Atlantic – August 6th, 2020 In March, tens of millions of American workers—mostly in white-collar industries such as tech, finance, and media—were thrust into a sudden, chaotic experiment in working from home. Four months later, the experiment isn’t close to ending. For many, the test run is looking more like ...

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US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

Written by Eric Tucker, Associated Press, July 21st, 2020 WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers working with the Chinese government targeted firms developing vaccines for the coronavirus and stole hundreds of millions of dollars worth of intellectual property and trade secrets from companies across the world, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. An indictment, coming as U.S. officials have escalated ...

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Encryption In M365

Corporate America is coming to the realization that the concept of the Remote Workforce is now going to be with us for a long time to come.  With this in mind, CIOs and CISOs are coming up with a plan in which to safeguard all of their digital assets as this new frontier progresses and ...

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Is the Latest Twitter Hack Just the Tip of the Iceberg in the Cybersecurity Skills Gap?

Written By: Simran Oberoi Date: Thursday, July 16th, 2020 In an unprecedented Twitter hack in a bitcoin scam, some of the highest profile and verified US Twitter accounts such as Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Joe Biden and Barack Obama were targeted. Touted to be one of the worst cyberattacks on a ...

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How To Restore A Deleted Mailbox In M365

When an employee leaves your company for whatever reason, one of the most prudent steps that you can take is to delete the mailbox.  But keep in mind that the actual act of deletion does not necessarily mean that it is gone forever.  It is not, and there are numerous ways in which it can ...

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Understanding What OpenDNS And What It Is All About

Understanding What OpenDNS Is All About There have been many threats that have evolved from COVID19, but one of the more recent ones has been that of capturing the network traffic of an unsuspecting victim and from there, redirecting them to a spoofed or illegitimate website.  One may ask at this point how this is possible, ...

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5 Big New Microsoft Teams Features And Announcements

The company is rolling out new capabilities for video meetings, such as "Together Mode," which places users in a shared background. Microsoft on Wednesday signaled that it's continuing to invest heavily in development of its Teams collaboration app amid surging usage. The Redmond, Wash.-based company announced that Teams--which has seen its user base explode during the shift ...

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Moving Your Line Of Business (LOB) Apps to Azure

As businesses are starting to open their doors again to their workers and clients, many lessons have been learned from the advent of the COVID 19 pandemic.  First and foremost is the need for Business Continuity (BC) Planning.  In this regard, many entities in Corporate America have come up short on this end, and that ...

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Using Powershell to Whitelist Your Emails in M365

Another way you can add domains to a Whitelist in M365 is by using a script known as “PowerShell”.  To do this, follow these steps: 1. Make use of this specific script: Param( $ruleName, $domainListFilePath ) #Read the contents of the text file into an array $safeDomainList = Get-Content $domainListFilePath #Create a new array ...

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How To Quarantine & Whitelist Your Emails In M365

Given the Cybersecurity threat landscape which has been greatly exacerbated by COVID19, how do you really know if your Email has been successfully delivered until you get a reply (and this could take days given today’s environment)? Well, this is where the concept of “Quarantining” and “Whitelisting” comes into play and is the focal point ...

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