What is the Cyber Essential Certification?
This certification is a Government-backed and industry-supported scheme that allows businesses to protect themselves against the growing threat of cyber attacks such as malware and phishing, and provides a clear statement of the basic controls organisations should have in place to protect themselves.
The UK Government provided this certification to create a safer internet space for organisations of all sizes, across all sectors. Developed by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), Cyber Essentials is considered the best first step to a secure network, protecting users from 80% of the most basic cyber security breaches.
With a Cyber Essentials certification, organisations can showcase their credentials as trustworthy and secure when it comes to cyber security.
We hope that our Cyber Essentials certification gives you more trust and security when deciding to work with us for your tech projects in the future. If you have any more questions regarding our certification, please get in touch.
To Find out more about the Cyber Essentials Certification, click here.
Last week tens of thousands of people from all over the world came together to gain experiences and insights from Microsoft subject matter experts and partner communities as they advance their businesses, with a more thorough understanding of Microsoft's cloud to edge, secure, and trusted business platforms.
The following is a summary of the announcements and news related to modern working for you to keep in mind as you start implementing plans for a very successful year ahead.
If you're looking for a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 as a cloud service, then Windows 365 Cloud is your way to go. You will be able to stream the full Window's experience including Apps, settings and data to any device from the Microsoft Cloud.
With Windows 365, partners can:
Read Microsoft 365 General Manager Wangui McKelvey’s blog post to learn more.
New collaborative apps from partnerships with independent software vendors (ISVs). These include Atlassian Confluence, SAP Cloud for Customer, Workday and Salesforce- are coming to Microsoft Teams. These integrations allow structured business processes and data to come together increasing collaborative work. Developers and ISVs can build the next generation of apps with collaboration at the core, allowing asynchronous and real-time collaboration for chats, meetings, content creation and business processes.
Read Microsoft 365 CVP Jared Spataro’s blog post to learn more.
Microsoft Viva is an employee experience platform that brings together tools for employee engagement, wellbeing, learning and knowledge. Adding integrations with more than 20 partners from the likes of ServiceNow, Workday and Qualtrics comes into play during Autumn. With these new integrations customers can seamlessly surface tools, insights and experiences personalised for employees during their workflow.
Read the Microsoft 365 Blog post from Microsoft CVP Jared Spataro and Microsoft Business Applications CVP Alysa Taylor to learn more.
Microsoft have announced new benefits for ISVs who want to build and market Modern Workplace apps for Microsoft Viva and MS Teams. Those ISVs that are eligible, will receive access to Microsoft technology, one-on-one consultations, curated training, and marketing resources that will help them reach the 145 million people using and collaborating on MS Teams daily.
Two new tools are now in preview that are intended to make it easier to deliver managed security services and identify opportunities to grow.
Microsoft 365 Lighthouse
Microsoft 365 Lighthouse is a unified portal that assists managed service providers (MSP) partners to easily secure devices, data and users, at no extra costs, for their Microsoft 365 Business Premium customers.
Available in private preview, Project "Orland" is a fresh, new experience in the Partner Centre to help Microsoft Partners grow their cloud business by sharing Microsoft-powered insights about their own customers which will improve account management.
To find out more about the Microsoft Inspire event, head over to the main article.
If you need additional Office 365, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams or Power Platform support, feel free to contact us and one of our expert advisors will be able to assist you.
On the 2nd of February we partnered up with Datto to deliver a webinar about Adepteq Microsoft 365 data Protection. Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is an intelligent way to deliver applications over the internet. These SaaS apps have revolutionised the way we do businesses. It allows companies to limit installation and maintenance of software by accessing applications with a click of a button. The most popular SaaS application suite in the commercial marketplace is Microsoft 365 (Office 365), which also means it is the most heavily targeted by bad actors.
Many users sadly become victims to cyber attacks due to not knowing that Microsoft aren't actually protecting their valuable data. Adepteq SaaS Protection makes it easier and more cost effective than ever to safeguard all of your Microsoft 365 data- putting your mind at ease.
So, what is Adepteq SaaS Protection?
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) is an intelligent way to deliver applications over the internet. These SaaS apps have revolutionised the way we do businesses. It allows companies to limit installation and maintenance of software by accessing applications with a click of a button. Adepteq Datto SaaS Protection helps you to remove the risk of losing any or all of your data with a simple, automated and secure backup of your Office 365 Data.
Feeling unsecure and want to know how we can protect your data?
We're holding a FREE Online Webinar on 'Protecting your Microsoft 365 data with Adepteq SaaS Protection'!
Our Webinar takes place on Tuesday 2nd February 2020 from 10:00AM - 10:45AM GMT.
The following topics will be covered:
There will also be a short Q&A where our experts and presenters- Ian Loman and Adam Salley will be able to provide additional support.
This webinar is free of charge and is held in English. You can participate using Microsoft Teams in web browser, desktop app or mobile app. If the date and time is not suitable, sign up anyway and we will send you the presentation and a recording of the webinar.
If you want to know how to Secure and Protect your Microsoft 365 Data with Adepteq SaaS Protection, REGISTER NOW to our Free Webinar to avoid missing out!
Microsoft Teams has seen huge success since it's launch back in 2017. Now with an even greater amount of users working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic the numbers have skyrocketed. Unsurprisingly however, there will always be little bit of bad to go along with the good, and the increase in success has unfortunately attracted some new phishing scams.
We at Adepteq would like to remind users what to look out for and how to stay safe and secure while working remotely.
Phishing scams are nothing new, and they are an easy way for people to steal personal information from those who are perhaps not as tech savvy.
The latest attempt has targeted Microsoft Teams users disguising an email notification from an intruder as a message from Microsoft Teams.
The aim is to steal login credentials by asking them to sign in from the link provided in the email.
The message states that users have unread messages left by teammates in Teams. The attached link takes users to a fake landing page created to look like real web pages for Microsoft Teams.
This is particularly dangerous at a time when users online activity is higher than ever and may click first without checking.
"Since the imagery found throughout this attack is actual imagery used by the legitimate provider, the recipient may be more convinced this is a legitimate email. This holds especially true on mobile where images take up most of the content on the screen."
Due to several URL redirections it has been difficult for email protection services to find the hosting address and mark the email as dangerous.
There have been 2 observed methods which the attackers use to steal information.
The first being an email containing a link to a document which asks recipients to log in. This takes them to the fake landing page disguised as Microsoft Office. The other method has been a YouTube link which redirects multiple times and finally lands users on the same impersonating landing page.
"If a recipient falls victim to the attacks, their login credentials get compromised, attackers may gain access to Microsoft Office 365 services also. The attack targets for than 50,000 employees to steal login credentials."
We would like to offer a friendly reminder to all users of any online service to stay safe and vigilant when working online.
Do not click links in emails, and always double check where you are when entering important information.
If you get a notification asking you to sign in or download any files, always play it safe. Close the email, and open up the Teams app to check yourself.
If there is ever anything you are unsure about or think is a phishing scam then contact us here at Adepteq.
We protect Adepteq with the Ajax Intelligent Phishing Detection solution, which we have also deployed for clients. We would welcome the opportunity to demonstrate this to you and help ensure your users do the right thing.