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2020: A Year in Review

  Wow, 2020 — A year to remember, to say the least!   Despite a global pandemic, so much was accomplished at Cayosoft and across the tech community.  People adjusted to a “new normal” as we flocked to Microsoft Teams, which now has more than 115 million daily active users.   And we know that pushed IT Teams

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The #1 Way to Prevent Insider Threats

Data Breaches Happen Data security is nothing new. Where there is sensitive information, there are those who seek to access, steal, and misuse it. The unfortunate truth about malicious activities is that a third of all data breaches are perpetrated by someone from inside the company… and that number is

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Security Budgets During COVID-19 – A New Infographic

When lockdown protocols kicked in due to COVID-19’s rapid spread all around the world, teams across many industries migrated to a work-from-home normal. However, with remote work comes new security risks—like employees accessing sensitive company assets through personal devices and home wifi. How have security budgets changed as a result

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Real-World Use Case: Save Time, Ensure Control in Hybrid Microsoft  

  At Citrus Health Network, a health center organization, the nature of the business means many accounts must be provisioned and deprovisioned every month. Yet with 1200 employees, the company has only four people on the infrastructure team, making efficiency critical. It would require a solution that offers secure delegation.    Secure delegation

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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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