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How to secure Microsoft-based election, campaign systems

Microsoft has issued guidance and provided resources for local election bodies and candidate campaigns to help protect systems and communications.

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How to protect and safely erase data on Windows devices

Microsoft's BitLocker now uses AES encryption, but will default to the storage device's hardware encryption unless you make this setting, which will also allow you to easily sanitize drives.

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How to migrate smartphone users to the Outlook app with Intune

With the pending retirement of Microsoft Basic Authentication, the best way to protect mobile device users connecting through Exchange is to move them to Outlook.

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How to detect and halt credential theft via Windows WDigest

Attackers can steal user credentials by enabling credential caching in the Windows authentication protocol WDigest. Here's how to stop them.

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Security and compliance considerations for Microsoft Teams

Admins will need to make these decisions around security and governance when porting from Office 365 Pro Plus to Microsoft Teams.

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How to disable legacy authentication in Microsoft Exchange to enable MFA

Microsoft recommends enabling multi-factor authentication for Office 365. To do so, you must also disable basic or legacy authentication on Microsoft Exchange Server.

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How to avoid using RDP on Windows

Several new vulnerability disclosures in Windows Remote Desktop Protocol suggest it’s time to stop using it where possible. Here’s how.

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More critical Remote Desktop flaws expose Windows systems to hacking

Microsoft finds and fixes multiple RDS and RDP vulnerabilities in Windows, but new research on BlueKeep patch rates suggests many machines could remain exposed.

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How to check Privileged Identity management settings for Office 365

Microsoft Azure Privileged Identity Management (PIM) allows you to set administrative rights for roles on an as-needed basis, reducing risk.

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Know your Edge Chromium security options

Microsoft's upcoming Chromium-based Edge browser will give Edge- and Chrome-like web security features to older versions of Microsoft Windows. Here's what you need to know.

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Review: How Nyotron Paranoid puts endpoint security worries to rest

Adding an extra layer of endpoint protection isn't just for the overly cautious.

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How to set up Microsoft Azure AD Identity Protection to spot risky users

Whichever license of Azure Active Directory you own, you have options to set up alerts and automate actions to risky user behavior.

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How to manage Microsoft's BitLocker encryption feature

Enterprises with many Windows devices might struggle to know which have BitLocker enabled or where to find BitLocker recovery keys. These techniques can help.

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How to set up Microsoft Cloud App Security

Microsoft's Cloud App Security add-on will alert you to suspicious sign-in activity in Office 365, Azure and other cloud apps using standard templates or custom policies.

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How to tell which Microsoft Office patching process to use

How you download and deploy Microsoft Office patches depends on the version and license type you have. Here's how to determine which process to use.

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How to use the new Microsoft 365 Business Conditional Access feature

Microsoft 365 Conditional Access lets you automate conditional access controls for cloud applications. If you haven't enabled it yet, you should.

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8 steps to make sure Microsoft Windows 10 1903 is ready for deployment

Follow these steps to identify problems that might crop up when you update to the Windows 10 1903 release.

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How to disable basic authentication in Microsoft Office 365

If you've implemented multi-factor authentication, you should disable the default basic authentication to make sure attackers can't exploit it.

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