Cybersecurity Blog

12 min read

Business Voice & Microsoft Teams Calling, Part III: Setting Up Your Plan

By Joel Lachance on Mar 4, 2021 4:39:32 PM

In my previous two blogs, Business Voice Part I & II, I explained what Business Voice is and shared with you what you typically need to deploy a phone system (along with its numerous benefits: enabling organizations of all sizes to take advantage of a 100% cloud-based telephony solution, its flexibility, affordability and compliance). In this part 3, we will provide you with the step-by-step instructions you need to program your phone system with Microsoft voice.

Topics: SQL Server Step-by-Step Guide Microsoft Teams voice
8 min read

How to Clear Your Outlook Cache

By Julia Chester on Dec 25, 2020 5:45:00 AM

Everyone loves a speedy email experience, right? Of course. There's nothing worse than watching your email update or waiting for messages to load. Cache files to the rescue! Sort of...Outlook creates and saves cache files to your computer in order to create a speedy service. However, these saved files aren't always speed demons, in fact, sometimes they step on the brakes. How? Read along to find out why you might want to clear your Outlook cache and most importantly, how to do it!

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Step-by-Step Guide
11 min read

Your Top 8 Office 365 Migration Questions, Answered (+ Pricing)

By Bruno Lecoq on Nov 20, 2020 3:10:54 PM

If the words "Email Migration" strike fear into your heart, you're not alone. Many of our customers find email migrations to be, at best, nerve-wracking, at worst, daunting enough to avoid for years before coming to us. We get it. Your emails, files, calendars and contacts are the lifeline of your business. You can't lose them, nor can you afford for your systems to be down for days on end while you migrate. The only problem is, you also don't want to stay on your current platform. What's a guy or gal to do?

Topics: Office 365 Microsoft 365 Step-by-Step Guide Migration
22 min read

G Suite to Office 365 Migration: A Step-By-Step Guide from Our Pros

By Bruno Lecoq on Sep 25, 2020 12:19:25 PM

If you've ever done it, you know that migrating from one offering to another is never an easy feat. Beyond the "should I really press 'OK'?!" every step of the way, to the sheer time suck it can be, migrations are not for the faint of heart. Yet faint of heart you are not, because you've found yourself here. In this article, we will describe the step-by-step process you will follow when migrating from G Suite to Office 365. Have a snack, maybe do some jumping jacks and dive on in! 

Topics: Office 365 Step-by-Step Guide Migration
47 min read

Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Email Security

By Julia Chester on Aug 28, 2020 1:15:15 PM

Technology is ever-evolving. Every day there are new ways to interact online and with those many points of access, open many doors for security issues. So, how does one stay on top of new tech while simultaneously protecting it? Just as tech is ever-evolving, so is our learning. In this guide, we will teach you the five steps you need to take to fully secure your email though Microsoft.

Topics: Microsoft 365 Step-by-Step Guide
13 min read

How to Set Up Office Message Encryption (OME)

By Harpreet Singh Wasu on Jun 19, 2020 2:51:50 PM

In this blog post, we'll be giving you the step-by-step instructions for configuring Office Message Encryption. I have to say they aren't for the faint at heart! Enabling OME is much more difficult than the other Microsoft email security products such as Office 365 ATP, Exchange Online Protection, or configuring DKIM, DMARC, and SPF.

Topics: Office 365 Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
4 min read

How to Set Up Exchange Online Protection

By Catalin Alaci on May 17, 2020 7:10:26 PM

In this blog post, we're going to walk you through the step-by-step process for setting up Exchange Online Protection (EOP). Although setting up Exchange Online Protection is important, it is only one portion of a comprehensive email security strategy. This blog is the 2nd post of a 5 post series titled Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Email Security. The 5 steps to email security are:

  1. Configure DKIM, DMARC, SPF
  2. Deploy EOP (Exchange Online Protection) - this post
  3. Set up Office Message Encryption
  4. Enable Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threat Protection)
  5. Enable Office 365 MFA with Authenticator App
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Topics: Office 365 Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
5 min read

How to Set Up Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection

By Harpreet Singh Wasu on May 17, 2020 4:46:03 PM

In this blog post, we're going to walk you through the step-by-step process for setting up Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP). Although setting up ATP is a great move, it is only one portion (though an important one) of a comprehensive email security strategy.

This blog is the 4th post of a 5 post series titled Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Email Security. The 5 steps to email security are:

  1. Configure DKIM, DMARC, SPF
  2. Deploy EOP (Exchange Online Protection)
  3. Set up Office Message Encryption
  4. Enable Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threat Protection) - this blog
  5. Enable Office 365 MFA with Authenticator App
Topics: Office 365 Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
10 min read

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

By Julia Chester on Apr 17, 2020 1:23:05 PM

As many companies shift their operations online (and their employees shift into their “daytime jammies”) so too must their attention shift to cybersecurity. In our current COVID-19 conundrum many companies are moving strictly online. With these moves, data protection is more important than ever. Small and Midsize Businesses (SMBs) are no exception. Despite the fact that 67 percent of SMBs experienced a cyberattack last year (according to Keeper Security’s report of 500 senior SMB decision makers) 66 percent still believe that a cyberattack is unlikely and 60 percent do not have a cyberattack prevention plan in place. No company is too big or too small to be hacked and the results can be devastating. The average cost of a cyberattack on SMBs is $200,000, after which most companies must close shop. Phishing is an issue we all face. So, let’s face it, shall we?

Topics: Office 365 Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
4 min read

Azure AD Connect: Step-By-Step Instructions

By Catalin Alaci on Nov 21, 2019 7:26:59 AM

Azure AD Connect is a Microsoft tool designed to meet and accomplish your hybrid identity goals. It lets you connect your on-premises Active Directory to Azure Active Directory, providing the following features:

Topics: Azure Step-by-Step Guide Azure AD Connect
23 min read

Azure AD Identity Protection: 17 Best Practices

By Bruno Lecoq on Oct 22, 2019 12:29:29 PM

A successful Zero Trust strategy requires seamless and flexible access to applications, systems, and data while maintaining security for both users and the resources they need to do their jobs. It requires being cloud-ready, starting with identity, and then taking steps that will help secure all areas of your environment. Here's what you need to implement for Azure AD Identity Protection:

Topics: Azure Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
5 min read

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

By Harpreet Singh Wasu on Jul 25, 2019 9:13:23 PM

Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR) for Office 365 and Azure is a great solution created by Microsoft to enable users to change and reset their passwords by themselves, saving IT a lot of time. Self-Service Password Reset allows users to both change their existing passwords or their forgotten ones. This feature works both with Azure Active Directory and On-Premises Active Directory synced using AD Connect.

Topics: Office 365 Azure Step-by-Step Guide
12 min read

MxToolbox: How to Enable SPF, DMARC, and DKIM

By Bruno Lecoq on Jun 28, 2019 9:49:45 AM

In this blog post, we're going to walk you through configuring SPF, DMARC, and DKIM. While this is an essential step, it is only one portion of a comprehensive email security strategy. This blog is the 1st post of a 5 post series titled Your Complete Guide to Microsoft Email Security. The 5 steps to email security are:

  1. Configure DKIM, DMARC, SPF (this post)
  2. Deploy EOP (Exchange Online Protection)
  3. Set up Office Message Encryption
  4. Enable Office 365 ATP (Advanced Threat Protection)
  5. Enable Office 365 MFA with Authenticator App

MxToolbox is an indispensable (free!) tool every IT and security team should have. We use it as part of our arsenal of tools for protecting our clients’ emails, ensuring we have enabled Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM), and Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting & Conformance (DMARC). Don’t know what this gibberish means? No worries, we’ll explain what they mean, why they’re important, and how to enable them. Let’s get started!

Topics: Cybersecurity Step-by-Step Guide
23 min read

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

By Brandon Lecoq on Jun 18, 2019 1:45:30 PM

Besides using GoDaddy as our DNS provider, we're not really fans of their email service or the way they lock people into long-term contracts when they bundle Office 365. GoDaddy, for whatever reason, will restrict global admin privileges and restrict the apps that can be used, really inconveniencing customers. So here's a step by step guide to migrate from Godaddy to Office 365.

This article is continuously being updated as steps change. Last updated: February 5th, 2021

Topics: GoDaddy Office 365 Step-by-Step Guide
24 min read

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

By Brandon Lecoq on Jun 18, 2019 1:24:37 PM

Most people that come to us to migrate their email to Office 365 are under the impression that it's a really easy process. You have no idea how many times I've heard, "you're just copying and pasting a bunch of .pst files". So I'm publishing my step-by-step guide for migrating Gmail to Office 365 to show everyone how to do it themselves. 

This article is continuously being updated as steps change. Last updated: February 18, 2021. 

Topics: Office 365 Step-by-Step Guide Gmail