Authenticating senders with zero trust security for distribution groups

Zero Trust Security in Active Directory and Azure AD Groups

What is Zero Trust Security? Zero Trust is a security model that is built on the hypothesis that threats exist both inside and outside your network, and therefore, aims to eliminate the concept of trust from an organization’s network architecture. Its implementation centers on strict access controls (without trusting anyone by default), which translates into…

Ransomeware and AD

Threat of Ransomware Attacks in Active Directory & Azure AD

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a type of malware that holds network data “hostage.” Ransomware attacks typically target vulnerabilities on endpoints. Ransomware is a growing problem for organizations of every size, with the number of attacks and the money spent to clean up the damage on the rise. Ransomware now regularly steals the headlines because…

covid business impact

The Impact of COVID-19 on Businesses

More than half of the global workforce is working remotely and as the pandemic continues to threaten health, we are looking at a prolonged period of hybrid working – from home and office in different proportions. One year later… In March 2020, companies across the US abruptly shuttered their offices and instructed employees to work…

wfh collaboration tools

[How-to] implement seamless Group Governance while WFH

COVID-19 has disrupted the way many people around the world work. Instead of going into an office, attending a meeting, or shaking hands with a colleague, employees are online more than ever before.  One of the biggest changes we have been witnessing amid all this, is the need of working together, in newer ways. Such a change has triggered the need for many employees to opt for collaboration tools for group governance, enabling them to stay connected, remotely. This will…

cybersecurity and entitlements

Entitlement Management against Cyber Attacks: The 6 times you might be at risk!

The demands of every organization are unique. What’s not unique are the pressures on IT to make sure people have the right access to secure resources and systems. Your unstructured data is a primary target in nearly all worse case scenarios. Protecting such data gets harder if you don’t understand where it exists, who has access…

active directory group management

4 Reasons for Managing Groups and Identities in a Hybrid World

Running some part of your business operations in the cloud is practically a thing in today’s world. The ability to easily extend your environment to include best-of-breed cloud applications – without the headache of having to own and maintain the application itself is not just appealing; it makes financial and operational sense.  But, as organizations shift to cloud-based applications and platforms such…

data security and governance

3 Steps to Gaining Control and Governance over Permissions

For most organizations, the evolution of their environment is focused on addition. Such as adding new servers, applications, connections, cloud resources, and directory services. The same scenario applies to your organization. With each part of this growth comes an equally growing number of permission assignments. These permissions make up your current state of security. But we all know, once a permission assignment is made, it is usually never thought of again.  But now, among the…

remote teams

How to work effectively with a remote team, the right way

The sudden change in global affairs has likely created new challenges for you and your team, making it hard to keep up with what matters most to your business — your customers and employees.   With many people forced into shelter-in-place by the current situation, the question of how to survive this pandemic has suddenly morphed to how to work effectively with a remote…

multi factor authentication

4 Reasons Why MFA Should Be a Requirement for IT Tasks

In a world that has turned uncertain, the world of data security remains constant. The COVID-19 virus is wreaking havoc on the service industry, entertainment businesses, and the stock market. Still, many businesses have the flexibility to remain open despite closing their physical doors. As businesses remain open, attackers will continue to find ways to exploit them.…