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Most enterprise organizations have made foundational investments in Active Directory, leveraging Group Policy Objects (GPOs) to manage their environment securely. However, when making a move to cloud-based systems such as Microsoft Azure, many discover significant capability gaps. They want to utilize their already proven GPOs for both efficiency and consistency.  When organizations don't have consistent policies for both on-premises and...

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Most businesses or organizations will experience a cybersecurity incident, perhaps in the form of a phishing attack, spam emails, or an internal employee accidentally releasing malware throughout the network. Regardless of the size or scope of the incident itself, your organization needs a plan of attack to get back to business as usual and ensure the episode doesn't have trickle-down...

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When it comes to cybersecurity threats, every company is a potential target. There is growing uncertainty and concerns about the cybersecurity industry's ability to protect its customers, from schools and universities to small businesses and mom-and-pop storefronts, as well as Fortune 500 companies. Before the global pandemic, cybersecurity insurers saw many claims. However, with abrupt changes in how and where...

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Cyber hygiene is a more elegant way to describe staying safe online. Unfortunately, no amount of software or hardware can protect your system from attempts of ransomware attacks, data breaches, and other threats 100% of the time. Fortunately, there are a few steps your school, business, or organization can take to stay safe online. How to Practice Safe Cyber Hygiene...

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Microsoft OneDrive’s newest features provide better collaboration, and productivity for all workers, whether they are working remotely, transitioning back to the office, or a mix of the two.  Here’s what you need to know about the latest round of OneDrive updates.  Collaboration is key.  OneDrive is making significant changes to increase usability and adoption to enable teams to work better...

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“We wanted to build a relationship rather than just purchase services.” Concensus had the recent opportunity to chat with Anthony Schroeder, Director of Infrastructure Systems and Services at Hamline University. Located in the Twin Cities, Hamline University is Minnesota’s first university, home to 2,900 students and 500 faculty and staff members. Anthony talked to us about the partnership we’ve formed...

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What is log management?  Most IT systems can generate log files, which contain information about an application's performance and provide critical data to developers on what is not working correctly.  Logs also provide vital insights (Think: "who, what, where, and when) for investigating an organizational security breach or a targeted cyber attack. When logs are analyzed in real-time or near...

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Cybersecurity is everyone's responsibility. Unfortunately for businesses and organizations of all sizes, users are typically the weakest link when it comes to phishing attacks and scams.  Despite all of the anti-virus software and modern firewalls available, a perfectly patched computer system is still vulnerable to a cyber attack if the end-user isn't able to recognize a security breach attempt. End-users...

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How do I secure my network?  Securing your network is an essential endeavor, and it should be your top priority. Schools, businesses, and organizations of all sizes and across all industries are vulnerable to steadily increasing security risks that could compromise or steal critical data, jeopardize internal and external relationships, and derail operations to the point of no return. You...

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The digitization of K-12’s learning resources has gone from being a helpful instructional supplement to the core of the mandated at-home classroom. The applications leveraged by schools require roster data for each user to be able to use their services.  However, providing application vendors with the necessary information to deliver their services to the right students and teachers can be...

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