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Retire Skype for Business Admin Center to Start on Dec 1, 2020

  Microsoft will be retiring the Skype for Business admin center starting on December 1st, 2020. Instead of Skype admin center, Microsoft recommends the utilization of Teams admin center which is where they will continue to invest development resources. Key Points: Major: Retirement Timing: December 01, 2020 Action: Transition to

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Cayosoft Guardian v1.4 Now Available!

Cayosoft  today  introduced  the latest  version of  Cayosoft Guardian  to  securely recover and protect Azure Active Directory (AD) and hybrid AD  identities and  data.      Highlights of this latest release include:  Protection for Azure AD Native Admin Units  Protect Azure AD Administrative Units with Cayosoft Guardian. Quickly isolate and rollback malicious or mistaken changes

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What’s the difference between Microsoft user-based MFA and Azure MFA?

  If your business relies on cloud computing services, it’s essential that you set security defaults that include multi–factor authentication (MFA) to protect your resources. Protecting your user accounts during a sign in event is vital for securing accounts that require privileged access to data and other resources in the cloud. MFA has

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Midnight tonight deadline to patch Windows Servers

  The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) doesn’t issue emergency directives unless there’s a serious cause for concern.   There is a vulnerability that could enable an attacker with network access to gain admin status by sending a string of zeros using the Windows Netlogon protocol.

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Azure Sentinel Solution to Find Vulnerable Netlogon Clients

  Microsoft is addressing a privilege vulnerability in a two-part rollout by modifying how Netlogon handles the usage of Netlogon secure channels.   Phase one, deployment, began on Aug 11. In this phase, secure Remote ProtoCol (RPC) is enforced for machine, trust and domain controller accounts. This phase also includes a new group

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AMSI and Machine Learning Help to Stop Active Directory Attacks and Other Post-exploitation Behavior

  Last week, Microsoft Defender ATP Research team blogged about Antimalware Scan Interface (AMSI)-driven behavior-based machine learning protections. AMSI helps security software detect malicious scripts by revealing script content and behavior. AMSI integrates with scripting engines on Windows 10 as well as Office 365 VBA to provide insights into the execution of PowerShell, WMI, VBScript,

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Cayosoft Administrator v7.3 is Now Available!

Even with the recent cloud adoption to support remote workers, hybrid Active Directory is still mission critical for most enterprises. From on-prem Active Directory to Office 365, Cayosoft Administrator delivers a single solution to automate, secure and streamline day-to-day IT administration. Administrator simplifies management with role-based delegation, rule-based automation, self-service, Office 365 license optimization and

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How to setup a Web UI for LAPS Password Management

Microsoft’s LAPS Password Management now has a secure Web UI Cayosoft Administrator’s free web-based Active Directory Management solution comes complete with support for Local Administrator Password Solution (LAPS) password management. LAPS provides the ability to manage local administrative passwords individually and thereby reducing the chances of later movement should one

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How to Minimize Complexity in Managing Microsoft Office 365 Licenses

  Prior to 2014, IT administrators could simply activate their Microsoft licenses by entering a single license key and the organization was good to go. Today, Microsoft’s platform provides dozens of license plans, which allow enterprise organizations to tailor the office 365 services to their specific requirements and budgets. This

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