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Cyber-Security Advisories
Kris Wilkinson

Microsoft 365 Native External Sender Security Feature – Set-ExternalInOutlook

We’re all annoyed by spam and spoofed e-mails (impersonation attempts). While most of it is harmless and fake, incorrectly opened attachments or links may lead to security incidents like ransomware or network breaches. As aggressive and thorough as Microsoft is with inbound e-mail scanning, it’s reasonable to assume a small percentage of malicious e-mails will

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Getting started with your Cyber-Security Assessment
Cyber-Security News/Blog
Kris Wilkinson

Free Cyber-Security Assessment Tool for Business

Small businesses are three times more likely to be targeted. Understanding if you have enough cyber-security to protect your business can be challenging and stressful. No network or system will ever be 100% secure; however, all companies, regardless of size, introduce a significant amount of protection if they implement the fundamentals. The most important statistics

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Cyber-Security Insurance Changes
Cyber-Security News/Blog
Kris Wilkinson

Cyber-Security Insurance Applications are getting tougher

As cyber-security incidents continue to climb, insurance providers have again responded by implementing even tighter policy screening protocols. Unfortunately, a considerable number of businesses remain exposed, and cyber-security insurance providers logically need to protect themselves from those who don’t follow cyber-security best practices. This article will help your business prepare for the incoming changes. The

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Microsoft Authenticator MFA Enhancements
Cyber-Security News/Blog
Kris Wilkinson

Microsoft Authenticator MFA security enhancements are coming

MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) is a must for all online services. According to Microsoft, this simple security feature eliminates 99.9% of account-based attacks. If you already use Microsoft Authenticator for Office or Microsoft 365, you can expect a small but security-focused change to the approval process in a few months. We touch on it below. Multi-Factor

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Cyber-Security News/Blog
Kris Wilkinson

Risk Assessments and Why Your Business Needs One

If you are a business owner, you’re likely looking for ways to keep your business safe. One of the best ways to mitigate risk is to conduct a risk assessment. While risk assessments can extend to numerous areas, this article refers specifically to IT. A risk assessment is a process that helps identify risk in

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Cyber-Security News/Blog
Kris Wilkinson

What is Smishing?

Received any suspicious texts lately? Smishing is the practice of sending fraudulent text messages claiming to be someone else (usually a company). This is another type of phishing. Smishing scams tend to target mass groups rather than specific individuals like office workers or executives. With smishing messages on the rise, it’s become increasingly important to

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A picture depicting phishing
Cyber-Security Advisories
Kris Wilkinson

Microsoft 365 Native External Sender Security Feature – Set-ExternalInOutlook

We’re all annoyed by spam and spoofed e-mails (impersonation attempts). While most of it is harmless and fake, incorrectly opened attachments or links may lead to security incidents like ransomware or network breaches. As aggressive and thorough as Microsoft is with inbound e-mail scanning, it’s reasonable to assume a small

Read More »
Getting started with your Cyber-Security Assessment
Cyber-Security News/Blog
Kris Wilkinson

Free Cyber-Security Assessment Tool for Business

Small businesses are three times more likely to be targeted. Understanding if you have enough cyber-security to protect your business can be challenging and stressful. No network or system will ever be 100% secure; however, all companies, regardless of size, introduce a significant amount of protection if they implement the

Read More »
Cyber-Security Insurance Changes
Cyber-Security News/Blog
Kris Wilkinson

Cyber-Security Insurance Applications are getting tougher

As cyber-security incidents continue to climb, insurance providers have again responded by implementing even tighter policy screening protocols. Unfortunately, a considerable number of businesses remain exposed, and cyber-security insurance providers logically need to protect themselves from those who don’t follow cyber-security best practices. This article will help your business prepare

Read More »

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