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Why Continuous Access Evaluation (CAE) for Azure AD Matters

Continuous access evaluation (CAE) is a feature that flew under the radar over the past two years. Even so, CAE for Azure Active Directory is an extremely important feature that will not only increase the security posture of your environment but reduce the amount of time before a user loses access to resources when certain critical events happen. This article discusses the need for the feature and how to work with it.

March 22, 2022

Ten Ways to Harden the Security of Your Microsoft 365 Tenant – Part 2

Over the years, the Microsoft security stack has become very feature rich and offers many ways to customize the configuration. Third-party products are available with similar features, but lack the integration capability of the Microsoft stack. In the second part of the "Ten Ways to Harden the Security of Your Microsoft 365 Tenant" series, we look at five ways to secure your environment using controls that require a premium license such as Office E5 or Azure AD Premium.

March 2, 2022

Ten Ways to Harden the Security of a Microsoft 365 Tenant

If there's one topic all administrators can agree on, it's that security is something every organization should work to improve in 2022. In this two-part article series, we explain ten different ways to improve tenant security that every administrator should consider. The first part reviews five ways to harden tenant security without the need for extra licenses, using controls that every organization can implement.

February 17, 2022

Why Using App Secrets in Production is a Bad Idea

As many organizations adapt legacy scripts to use app authentication instead of traditional service account credentials, security can be compromised if certain risks are overlooked. While app secrets can be great for testing code, there’s a reason they have an enforced expiry date - the longer a secret exists in production, the higher the risk it will become compromised. The methods described in this article will help build a good foundation for app authentication while keeping security top of mind when creating or updating automation scripts.

February 16, 2022

Attack Simulation Training: RBAC and End User Notifications

Attack Simulations are Microsoft’s foray into a crowded field of competitors who provide a service that trains users to recognize dangerous email with simulated Phishing or malware-infested messages. Microsoft has continually added features and functionality since they released Attack Simulations, including additional simulation types, different payloads, custom payloads, customizable training and more. The most recent upgrades are RBAC permissions and end user notifications. These two additions to Attack Simulation Training are a great incentive to deploy and adopt this functionality, as End User communications are the key enhancement that make this feature worthwhile for an organization.

February 15, 2022