Cybersecurity Blog

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10 Challenges of Managing Your Virtual Team (and 10 WFH Solutions)

Whether you're starting a remote company from scratch or you're trying to transform your current business into running...
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Slack vs. Teams

In this post, we'll take a look at Slack vs. Teams. More likely than not, you've heard of both, maybe you've even used...

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How to Set Up Office Message Encryption (OME)

In this blog post, we'll be giving you the step-by-step instructions for configuring Office Message Encryption. I have...

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10 Benefits of Microsoft Teams (To Make Life a Whole Lot Better)

A few months ago, upon starting up with BEMO, they upgraded my setup from my  laptop to a new laptop and two monitors....

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Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection: Plan 1 vs Plan 2

Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) protects you by preventing dangerous links and malicious attachments from...

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Welcome Josh Franklin, BEMO's Third Hire of 2020!

Josh is our newest BEMO team member and comes to us by way of Houston, Texas! Josh will join us as a Cloud Solutions...

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Microsoft Authenticator App (MFA the easy way)

I am busy. I have a sneaking suspicion that you are too. However, until recently, I donated precious time, multiple...

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How to Set Up Exchange Online Protection

In this blog post, we're going to walk you through the step-by-step process for setting up Exchange Online Protection...

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How to Set Up Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

In this blog post, we're going to walk you through the step-by-step process for setting up Office 365 Advanced Threat...

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Spear Phishing vs. Phishing: The Difference And How To Prevent It

As many companies shift their operations online (and their employees shift into their “daytime jammies”) so too must...

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Welcome Julia Chester, BEMO's Second Hire of 2020!

Julia is our latest addition to the BEMO team by way of Alaska! She will work closely with Brandon as an Inbound...

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Welcome Mohamed Sekrane, BEMO's First Hire of 2020!

Mohamed is our newest addition to BEMO! He is joining our team as an Implementation and Support Engineer and will work...

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How Do I Buy Windows 7 Extended Security Updates (ESU)?

We are getting an unprecedented volume of phone calls and online inquiries from IT Professional who thought they would...

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SQL Server 2008 End Of Life

Microsoft will no longer release security updates for SQL Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008 R2 after July 9, 2019....

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Microsoft 365 vs Office 365

Microsoft 365 is a bundle of Office 365, Windows 10, and Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS). Microsoft 365 is the...

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Azure AD Connect: Step-By-Step Instructions

Azure AD Connect is a Microsoft tool designed to meet and accomplish your hybrid identity goals. It lets you connect...

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Office 365: Business Premium vs E3

Microsoft 365 Business Standard (formerly known as Office 365 Business Premium) is by far the most common product among...

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The Office 365 for Government Buyers Journey

Most of our customers and partners ask us about the approval process for government organizations wanting to be on...

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Azure AD Identity Protection: 17 Best Practices

A successful Zero Trust strategy requires seamless and flexible access to applications, systems, and data while...

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Windows Autopilot Overview

When you bring on a new hire does your IT team spend time having to configure that person's computer and then does the...

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Microsoft EMS E3 vs E5

In our last blog post, What is Microsoft EMS? we gave an overview of the 6 tools that make up the Enterprise Mobility +...

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What is Microsoft EMS?

Microsoft launched the Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) in March 2014, in an effort to transition from 'bolted-on'...

Will Your Business Get Hacked? (Quiz)

The team at BEMO came up with the most important questions to ask any business owner or company executive when...

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Office 365 MFA Setup: Step-by-Step Instructions

With 81 percent of data breaches being due to weak, reused, or stolen passwords, turning on Multi-Factor Authentication...

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Azure AD: Premium P1 vs P2

A few weeks ago we wrote about the 4 types of Microsoft Active Directory, Azure Active Directory being one of those...

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Office 365 for Education: Everything You Need To Know

No company on the planet can beat Microsoft's value to schools and education organizations. Between school-specific...

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Azure MFA Loophole: Why am I still under attack?

I was approached by the Head of IT for a 70-something person company via LinkedIn, wanting an independent review of...

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What are the 4 types of Microsoft Active Directory?

For the last six months at BEMO we have been migrating a lot of Domain Controllers to Azure. During our discovery calls...

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Office 365 Calling Plan: Ditch Your Phone Company!

Most people are still unaware that Microsoft provides domestic and international calling plans for businesses through...

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What is Microsoft 365?

Microsoft is now pushing companies to adopt the Microsoft 365 product line, which bundles Office 365 with Windows 10...

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Welcome Catalin Alaci, BEMO's latest hire!

Cata is our newest addition to BEMO. He is joining Bruno and Harpreet on the implementation team as a Cybersecurity...

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How to Setup Self-Service Password Reset for Azure and Office 365

Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) for Office 365 and Azure is a great solution created by Microsoft to enable users to...

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Windows 7 End of Life: Should I care?

Microsoft will stop providing mainstream support for the Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020. From that day...

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Office 365 E3 vs E5: Which one is better for my company?

Office 365 E3 is $20 per user/month and Office 365 E5 is $35 per user/month, so is it worth the extra $15 per...

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MxToolbox: How to Enable SPF, DMARC, and DKIM

In this blog post, we're going to walk you through configuring SPF, DMARC, and DKIM. While this is an essential step,...

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How to Migrate from GoDaddy to Office 365: Step-By-Step Guide

Besides using GoDaddy as our DNS provider, we're not really fans of their email service or the way they lock people...

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Migrate From Gmail to Office 365: Step-By-Step Guide

Most people that come to us to migrate their email to Office 365 are under the impression that it's a really easy...

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Windows Server 2008 End of Life

Microsoft will no longer release security for Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 starting January 14, 2020....