Tag - Identity Protection

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....
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Protecting extra-sensitive accounts and data sets in Microsoft 365, Part 1: Identity

As I have previously pointed out on this blog before, all of the best security products, like Microsoft Cloud App Security or Microsoft Defender Advanced Threat Protection, are held hostage in E5 plans. But there is a really big cost delta in the SMB space between...
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Super-charging security on non-Microsoft 365 E5 plans

This article was updated in April of 2020 Microsoft 365 E5 is the Cadillac of plans. Basically every product in the 365 universe is bundled into this level subscription, and that includes a ton related to security. Recently, Microsoft
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Add-ons that are NOT compatible with Microsoft 365 Business (yet)

Update 3/9/2019: I had to update this article. I am moving some former content on Identity & Threat Protection to its own article, and expanding on it there. Microsoft 365 Business is a fantastic value, and contains most of what we would like to see in a small business subscription. However,...
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Security Reports and Identity Protection features available in Azure AD, Azure AD Premium P1 and P2

Azure AD Premium P1 is included with Enterprise Mobility and Security (EMS) E3. I have been experimenting with numerous aspects of this subscription, since security is such a high priority these days, especially for the SMB (small businesses are statistically far more more likely to be targeted than large enterprises). As...
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Azure AD Premium vs. Azure AD with Office 365

If you have an Office 365 subscription, then you already rely on Azure Active Directory. If you have DirSync or Azure AD Connect enabled, then that means your on-premises user identities and passwords are being synchronized to your Azure Active Directory tenancy in the cloud. I recommend this configuration, especially if you...
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