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Articles, news and insights from the AMTRA team.

What does a Secure Score Mean, and why should I care?

October 2, 2019
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What is an Microsoft Secure Score?

A Secure Score is a proactive security management service for Microsoft 365 and Office 365, which can improve the security posture of your Company and decrease your chance of being hacked or affected by a data breach. It takes an overall look at the health of your Company and the steps that can be taken to reduce your risk. 

Features 

  • Analysis of your Company's IT environment, examining how secure it is and providing an overall assessment via a secure score.
  • Provides a way of grading how well available security controls have been implemented, off-setting the risk of being breached.
  • Provides a way to target an improved score and the corresponding set of actions that need to be implemented to achieve this score.
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SQL Server 2008/R2 End Of Support.  Is this An Opportunity To Modernize?

May 28, 2019
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Sometimes in life we need an upgrade to take advantage of the latest and greatest.  And technology is no different.  We’re referring to SQL Server 2008/R2 which is reaching end of support.  On July 9, 2019 Microsoft will no longer support these servers.

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Securing the Modern Workplace | Four Guiding Principles

May 22, 2019
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How work is done is changing and at the root of this change are people that need to be able to work anywhere, anytime, and on any device.

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Data Confidentiality and Availability are Vital, but Integrity is Key

March 13, 2019
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As companies continue to change, adopt new technologies and become more interrelated, they need to look at cyber attacks as events that should be planned for, rather than simply reacted to. 

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Microsoft Security Intelligence Report, Volume 23

November 13, 2018
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Every year, Microsoft collects security and threat intelligence from their global network and compiles the trends in the Microsoft Security Intelligence Report. To keep up with the always evolving landscape, the Security Intelligence Report provides a thorough analysis of security threats and how to best mitigate the top attack types.

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Lost Touch with a Colleague? You can Reconnect.

September 13, 2018
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It happens to all of us … from crazy schedules and busy family dynamics to relocations and career changes, there are many factors that lead us to lose touch with our professional contacts.

While it may seem like a lost cause to reconnect, this simply is not true. Here are a few ways to reach back out to your professional contacts.

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Wanna Stand out at Work? Here's How.

August 22, 2018
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Check out the top 8 ways you can stand out at work. 

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Windows as a Service and How it Simplifies IT

August 7, 2018
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In today’s changing tech world, IT professionals are exposed to constant updates at work and in their personal lives. These updates offer new features, security updates and bug fixes.  With Windows as a Service (WaaS), Microsoft addresses this constant technological evolution. 

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IT Security: The Bad, The Worse & The Ugly

July 10, 2018
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We recently published a checklist of the Top 5 Reasons You Should Outsource Your IT Security Now after the news broke that Exactis had a major security breach.  

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Modern desktop | what exactly is it?

July 4, 2018
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Why is there so much buzz around Modern Desktop today? What does Modern desktop mean? And why should your Company embrace it? 


We define the Modern Desktop experience as one that comes with the latest productivity tools to enable users to work wherever they need to, while remaining in a secure, protected state.  It is deployed and managed in a simple manner to minimize overhead and is always current. Often, it includes Microsoft 365, Windows 10 and Security.  

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