What is the difference between an Archive, a Journal and Litigation Hold?

24. August 2017 Technical 1
As I’ve been helping organizations navigate the complexities of Exchange Online and compliance, this question has come up a few times. “What is the difference between an archive and a journal?” I also hear, “What is the difference between a journal and litigation hold?” And finally “What is the difference between litigation hold and an ...

5 Steps to Better Credit Card Handling on Your Network

17. August 2017 Technical 1
The requirements for PCI compliance are… high. Performing a risk assessment alone is a time-consuming process, to say nothing of an actual audit. Which is unfortunate for small and mid-sized businesses, since most of them don’t even need to store credit card numbers locally (and in fact it is much better if they don’t). Most of ...

How to Encrypt your Hyper-V Host Server using the GUI

20. July 2017 Technical 0
Full disk encryption is becoming more important in the SMB.  I recommend this for every Windows 10 Pro PC, and also for your Windows Servers. Small businesses often have a single physical Hyper-V host server, maybe two. And these are usually located in a network closet or mechanical room, in a small office space.  These ...

How I advise my clients on compliance & security

29. June 2017 Business, Technical 1
Information Security is becoming more and more important in today’s world. Here in the North America (including Canada and the US), we have several laws that require us to meet certain compliance requirements as it relates to Information Security for various industries.  Other nations, such as those belonging to the European Union, face these challenges as ...

My Essential Checklist for Settting up any New Windows 10 Pro Device

01. June 2017 Technical 0
This post features the things I do when setting up any (personal) Windows 10 Pro device, whether it’s for myself, my family members, clients, or anyone really. I usually do these things with security / compliance in mind–but some of it comes down to preference (I think the differences between these will be obvious). Let me share ...