What is Microsoft Secure Score (MSS)?

temp-post-imageSecurity should always be a top priority, no matter the size or industry of your company. Microsoft 365 Defender's Secure Score measure reflects this importance - here is more on how Secure Score works and can benefit your business in this article.

Secure Score is a tool designed to assess your security posture. Microsoft Best Practices are used as benchmarks against which to compare your settings and activities, providing advice on how to strengthen security as well as pinpoint potential areas of weakness.

Administrators can view their current security score in the dashboard. It takes into account all Microsoft identities, apps and devices as well as having a target score; Microsoft warns you...

Why you need to learn about Secure By Design Cybersecurity Practices


Cybersecurity has become an integral component of most businesses today. Network security should be taken seriously by any entity no matter its size; cyberattacks may have long-term effects and should always be treated seriously.

Cyberattacks have grown increasingly sophisticated and sophisticated since 2022; IoT-based malware attacks saw an impressive 87% increase, as artificial intelligence-powered attacks increase exponentially.

Moving away from a reactive cybersecurity approach and adopting proactive measures such as "Secure by Design" are crucial.

International partners have taken steps to address vulnerabilities that are commonly exploited, and recently issued an advisory outlining Secur...

What is Microsoft Sales Copilot and what can it do?


AI-driven processes are becoming more and more prevalent. Software becomes smarter with every passing day; therefore, to remain competitive it is vitally important that we harness AI's power.

Microsoft is one of the leaders of this new AI era in tech, leading with groundbreaking innovations like its Sales Copilot system.

Microsoft Sales Copilot promises to revolutionize business. Let's explore its features, such as customer insights and sales capabilities.

Microsoft Sales Copilot Is Now Available

Microsoft has made available their latest addition to their product and service lineup: the Sales Copilot AI sales process optimization solution designed to enhance customer engagement and boost sales p...

Top 10 cyber security mistakes of small companies


Cybercriminals can launch sophisticated attacks. Most breaches occur due to lax cybersecurity practices. This is especially relevant for small and mid-sized businesses.

Small business owners tend to overlook cybersecurity. Perhaps they are focused on expanding their company instead, thinking they are less at risk from data breach and believe it to be too expensive an expense.

Cybersecurity is not only a concern of large corporations; small businesses are just as vulnerable. Cybercriminals see these vulnerable organizations as attractive targets due to their perceived vulnerability.

Cyberattacks have had an adverse impact on at least half of small and midsize businesses (SMBs). Over 60 percent o...

Be wary of a new, devious phishing scam

temp-post-imageAnother day, another scam. Here's one that is particularly insidious.

Cyber criminals have evolved, creating increasingly intelligent malware. One such virus even impersonated an established brand to gain entry.

Email from an e-signature service widely utilized.

Email attachments will consist of an empty picture containing empty svg images carefully embedded within an HTML file (please be patient).

Clever malware that bypasses security software.

Your business could be put at risk as the code within this image redirects users to a malicious website.

By simply opening an attachment, it's possible for malware to infiltrate your device or network and put your data at risk of ransomware attacks, leavin...

Do your younger employees experience tech-shame?

temp-post-imageGen Z and some Millennial employees may not possess the technological proficiency that employers would like to see; this causes employers to experience feelings of 'tech-shame'.

Young workers raised on Snapchat, TikTok and Minecraft may lack the necessary skillsets for transitioning successfully into an office setting.

Recent research has revealed that one out of every five employees between 18-29 years old feel judged when facing technical problems at work, as opposed to only 1 in 25 employees over 40.

As is often the case in workplace environments with remote workers or mixed roles, better training should be offered to all employees - not only newcomers. Gen Zers may have come of age during t...

Have you experienced the upgraded Teams yet?

Microsoft has unveiled a revamped version of Teams, their powerhouse for video conferencing, collaboration, and chat. This update promises to streamline your work processes, and who wouldn't appreciate that?

The all-new Teams is the superhero of apps for both Windows and Mac users. It's not just faster; it's twice as swift as its classic counterpart. On top of that, it's on a diet, consuming up to 50% less memory and disk space.

Microsoft didn't just tweak a few things; they went back to the drawing board to make Teams simpler and more flexible. The result? Teams now integrates seamlessly with third-party apps, makes calling outside the platform a breeze, and gets you into meetings quicker tha...

How To Keep Your Smart Home From Turning Against You


Smart homes have become an integral component of modern lifestyle, and commanding your refrigerator to add milk to its digital grocery list has become the norm.

Smart homes provide incredible efficiency and convenience. Apps on your smartphone allow you to control lights and thermostats. Alexa, a virtual assistant can even be at your service! However, as with any new technology it's important to weigh the risks against its benefits before taking steps to ensure your smart house does not turn against you.

Recent headlines have exposed the vulnerabilities of smart technology. One such article from New York Post entitled, "Locked out & Hacked", entitled, "When Smart Homes Turn Against Their Owner...

Are You Prepared for an Internet Outage?

temp-post-imageCloud computing gives us more mobility than ever before, enabling us to attend videoconferences on smartphones, create presentations on laptops, edit files on tablets while watching a soccer match - provided there's a reliable internet connection.

Imagine Canada. In an instantaneous collapse earlier this year, its business collapsed as an internet service provider (ISP), which had over 10 Million customers, botched an update for maintenance that affected them all.

Cloud computing offers numerous advantages, such as:

Enhance productivity via scalability; pay-as-you-go price structures; greater flexibility.
Reduce costs associated with managing and paying for in-house infrastructure and avoid bein...

Trust can go a long way.

temp-post-imageMany employers mistakenly believe their employees cannot perform at their best without physically being present at work, yet managers can struggle with adapting to this new hybrid world. Unfortunately, this perception is far from being reality.

Research indicates that remote and hybrid work arrangements can often result in significant productivity gains; yet many organizations continue to impose office-only working policies.

Employers may feel unprepared to deal with the aftermath of recent years, and hope productivity will rebound after pandemic outbreak.

This could be seen as an antidote, since hybrid workers have demonstrated greater morale and creativity compared to pre-pandemic levels.

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