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Microsoft’s CMMC Program – Step 1: NIST 800-171 Assessment

For the last year or so, the CMMC 2.0 (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification) has been a big deal amongst the Defense Industrial Base, also known as the DIB.  This is essentially the group of defense contractors and their counterparts that are currently doing work for the Department of Defense or are in the process of ...

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Reported Flaw in Azure Active Directory (AAD)

We wanted to bring to your attention a recently reported flaw in Azure Active Directory (AAD) that references the ability for an attacker to 'brute force' passwords.  Firstly, what is AAD?  AAD is what Microsoft (and your organization) uses to identify your users and allows them to access your company data.  Secondly, what does it ...

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Google Chrome Vulnerability (Actively Exploited Zero-Day Flaws)

Yesterday, September 30th, Google released an emergency update to fix two significant security vulnerabilities in the Google Chrome Internet browser.  If you use Chrome, or have Chrome installed, we strongly encourage you to verify Chrome is up to date with the most recent version.  One of the security vulnerabilities impacts Chrome even if you are ...

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What’s New In Microsoft Teams For The Government

Microsoft has made a lot of headway in terms of software application availability to the Federal Government, with things like the Government Community Cloud (GCC), and the creation of two new data centers that are designed to host Virtual Machines (VMs) and Virtual Desktops (VDs) for government employees. More is also being offered in the way ...

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Price Increases For Microsoft Office 365

Microsoft has always been at the forefront of technological innovation ever since it released the first version of Windows and the Office suite of products back in the early 90’s.  Since then Microsoft transitioned this software to the Cloud maintaining it as a very affordable prices, especially for the SMB (small-and medium-sized business) sector. But with ...

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An Introduction To Microsoft Viva

As companies look for more flexibility, coupled with increased worker productivity, Microsoft has stepped up to the plate with their new platform called “Viva”. What Is Viva? Microsoft has called this the new “Employee Experience Platform”.  Viva has been created and designed so that it enhances the daily usage of both Microsoft Teams and M365.  It is ...

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How To Share Microsoft OneDrive Files Externally

Introduction Microsoft OneDrive is one of the premier tools that is available from within M365 that serves primarily as a document repository, as well as to keep a lock and version history of your specific files that are stored in it. However, for security purposes, you only want to share these files with those people that are ...

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The Windows 365 PC Cloud

In one of our previous articles, we introduced the concept of the Azure Virtual Desktop (AVD).  Essentially, this a Virtual Desktop (VD) that emulates a Windows 10 OS based workstation.  But rather than accessing it a local level, it can be accessed through Microsoft Azure.  But setting this up can prove to be a rather ...

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An Introduction To The Microsoft CASB

Introduction There is no doubt a majority of the businesses in Corporate America are making their way into the Cloud, on a permanent or at least a long-term basis.  One of the most widely used platforms in this regard is Microsoft Azure.  With the Cloud, you can access shared resources anytime and anywhere that you may ...

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The Microsoft Government Data Center

Pretty much all of Corporate America has at least heard of Azure, and for the most part is using the wide myriad of services that are available to it.  But, as one of our last articles pointed out, Microsoft has some Cloud platforms to serve the Federal Government specifically, which is known as GCC High. While ...

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