What is World Backup Day?

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Backup, Data Protection, Microsoft 365 Security

World Backup Day, established in 2011 by a Reddit Group, is celebrated annually by the backup and tech industry all over the world.  It serves as a crucial reminder for both businesses and individuals to safeguard their data. Highlighting the importance of protecting data and keeping systems and computers secure. It encourages the creation and maintenance of backup copies to … Read More

Email Security Risk Remains High

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Protection, Email Security, Microsoft 365 Security

Almost every organisation reports experiencing email security incidents. Unfortunately, legacy approaches to technology and training can’t keep pace with evolving threats. A recent survey by Egress highlighted that cybersecurity leaders remain vulnerable to both inbound phishing attacks and outbound data loss and exfiltration.  This is making them question the effectiveness of traditional approaches to email security. 94% of the 500 … Read More

5 Ways For Housing Associations to Level Up M365 Email Security

Tony MasonCyber Security, Data Protection, Email Security, Microsoft 365 Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

The newly published Email Security Risk Report reveals that 99% of Cybersecurity leaders are stressed about email security.  Plus 93% of organisations experiencing security incidents in the last 12 months.  It is easy to see why. For housing associations, the risk email poses to sensitive data is pervasive. They operate a complex infrastructure environment, and need to ensure employees are appropriately … Read More

Why you need Integrated Cloud Email Security (ICES)

Tony MasonEmail Security, Microsoft 365 Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

In their 2021 Market Guide for Email Security, industry analyst Gartner introduced the acronym ‘ICES’, which stands for integrated cloud email security. They also predicted that these platforms would make up 20% of anti-phishing solutions by 2025, up from 5% in 2021. You might also see the acronym ‘CAPES’ used to describe these platforms as well. This was coined by … Read More

Protect your Office 365 users & business against evasive phishing attacks.

Tony MasonData Protection, Email Monitoring, Microsoft 365 Security, Security Awareness & Phishing

One of the key challenges organisations are currently struggling with, or have seen, is an increase in Evasive Phishing. In addition, Impersonation Attacks and Business Email Compromise are also a problem.  All of these are getting past traditional gateway and perimeter security solutions. The sophistication of these attacks makes them increasingly successful in avoiding detection and fooling your employees.  This … Read More

Data BackUp – Is Your Microsoft 365 Data Safe & Secured?

Tony MasonData Backup, Microsoft 365 Security

With the increased adoption of Microsoft 365, many organisations assume that data backup is included in Microsoft 365.  As a platform, it is secure. However, your data isn’t backed up in a way that you would require.  Microsoft will not cover any data loss caused by your own internal errors. Nor from malicious actions, ransomware or any other cybercrime event.  Microsoft … Read More

Secure Your Cloud Infrastructure For Remote Workers

Tony MasonData Protection, Enterprise Security, Microsoft 365 Security, SIEM, Vulnerability Management & SIEM

As working from home becomes more long-term, it’s important to secure your cloud infrastructure for remote workers. Cloud Infrastructure allows for great speed and ease of deployment. New infrastructure can be deployed in minutes.  The rate of change in cloud infrastructure is far quicker than with on-premise and it is so easy and quick to deploy. This is enabling businesses … Read More

40% of Organisations Not Doing Enough to Protect Office 365 Data.

Tony MasonData Protection, Microsoft 365 Security

Companies could be putting themselves at risk by relying exclusively on Office 365 Data Security, according to Barracuda. Barracuda’s latest report found that 40% of IT organisations surveyed don’t use third-party backup tools to protect Office 365 data. The report questioned more than 1,000 IT professionals, business executives, and backup administrators. They explain why it is a big risk to … Read More