Tag - MDM

The Underwhelming MAM for Edge

The Underwhelming MAM for Edge and What Else We Can Do

A while back I had written about a solution that I have been anxiously awaiting since its announcement: MAM for Edge on Windows. Let me explain the background a bit. We used to have Windows Information Protection (WIP). Well, we still have it for enrolled...
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Why not Defender for Mobile?

Why aren’t you protecting your mobile devices with Microsoft Defender?

Recently I was on a call with Microsoft, and I was surprised to hear that adoption for Microsoft Defender on mobile devices is still extremely low. But according to other industry partners, this is true of Mobile Threat Defense (MTD) solutions in general. I think this unfortunate trend could be...
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Choosing (and implementing) your strategy for personal devices

Choosing (and implementing) your strategy for personal devices

In a recent Microsoft blog announcing some cool new discovery features in Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, there is an interesting (but hardly surprising) statistic shared: your users are 71% more likely to be infected on an unmanaged device. Now the thrust of the...
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Devices still matter, Part 2: How attackers can use YOUR device

So based on our last post, we now know that MFA and Conditional Access can help prevent a lot of different scenarios involving "any old" devices. That leaves one other avenue for attackers then... Why bother trying to gain new access through any device when there are perfectly...
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iPadOS breaks MAM-enforced Conditional Access?!

In case anyone missed it, this bombshell dropped last week: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4521038/action-required-update-conditional-access-policies-for-ipados In summary: when iPad gets updated to iOS 13+ at the end of this month, the OS will change from iOS to iPadOS. And when that happens, Azure AD will see these devices as macOS devices, not...
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Revisiting Baseline Policies in Microsoft 365

Microsoft has been doing more to make secure configurations easier to implement for admins. But, from my testing and experience, I still have reservations about some of them. Let's review.

Conditional Access Baseline Policies

There are presently four baseline policies...
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How-to setup Intune quickly (and strategically) in your environment

Update May 2024: This is now obsolete information, instead see this post: Updated Intune Scripts and a Security Profile for the SMB - ITProMentor Update March 2023: Much of what is written here eventually became the basis for my SMB Guide to Threat Defense and Microsoft Defender. Which in...
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Give extra Consideration before implementing WIP (Windows 10 App protection policies)

In Microsoft 365 plans it is possible to configure application protection policies for Android, iOS and Windows 10, right from the 365 Admin center under Devices > Policies. Once built, these correspond to policies that you can find within the Intune / Device management portal under Client apps > App...
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