Monthly Archives - October 2019

No more excuses: 5 Tips & tricks to make Office 365 MFA easier on people

As I'm sure you are aware by now, Multi-factor Authentication reduces your risk of identity compromise by 99.9%. Requiring so called "strong passwords," by contrast, doesn't make that much difference at the end of the day. And yet, we're still beneath 10% of even just admin accounts in Azure AD...
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Removing local admin: a game of compromise (and some tips and tricks)

Look, I am a realist. Yes: from a security perspective it would be ideal if we could take away local admin privileges on every corporate owned Windows 10 workstation. But that still isn't very easy to do for many organizations. Some orgs do need to maintain a bit more flexibility, with...
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iPadOS (iOS 13+) still not compatible with MAM enforced by Conditional access

Update 11/18/2019: This issue has now been fixed. I wrote about this before the update dropped, and in my testing since then I am afraid the situation has not improved. The setup Create a Conditional access policy for iOS that requires an approved client app. In other words, users cannot...
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Introducing the Windows 10 Business Secure Configuration Framework

Microsoft has published guidance with respect to securing Enterprise workstations, however this type of literature is lacking for the small business. Specifically, Windows 10 Business (part of Microsoft 365 Business) does not contain all of the same software and features as the Enterprise editions of Windows 10 and Microsoft 365....
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Windows Information Protection done right, part 2: typical set up steps

Last time we talked about a couple of key concepts including enlightened and non-enlightened apps, and how Windows Information Protection (WIP) treats corporate data differently than personal. In short, a non-enlightened app and all of its data will be treated by WIP as personal (by default). However, if you choose...
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