The speed of cloud and hidden danger of data compromise

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This week has shown just how agile the cloud is for small and medium businesses, allowing staff to pickup their belongings and move into their home office, kitchen table or lap.  Most SMB’s will be using Microsoft Office 365 suite and as a Microsoft Gold Partner we, at Matrix, have put together the following security considerations to help you combat data theft and meet GDPR compliance.

Multi Factor Authentication (MFA)

If there’s one thing you can do today, more important than ordering your morning cup of coffee, it is to enable MFA. MFA is simply something you know (password) and something you have (app on your phone).  This prevents phishing attacks (hacking attacks) from gaining your login details and using them to compromise your account giving access to all email and data.

Click here for the Microsoft how to: https://bit.ly/2U6RNgK

Secure Score

KPI’s are key to an optimal business in measuring success.  Microsoft provide a security scoring portal for your Office 365 environment.  This portal provides a benchmark against the industry and global averages versus your security score.  It details improvement actions that you can apply to help add extra layers of security around your data.

Click here to login to your secure score portal: https://securescore.office.com/

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We will be working closely with Microsoft and other vendors in the coming months to build a remote access platform for your business.  This will harness the power of Microsoft Azure and allow businesses to benefit from a robust on demand subscription-based model.

 

Is VoIP for you?

Have you considered the advantages of using VoIP for your business?

VoIP services offer functionality that many businesses overlook.

We just wanted to let you know about some of the main advantages of VoIP technology, and how they can help your business.

 

  • VoIP can allow you to dramatically reduce the cost of communications, especially for interstate or international communications, since everything can go through the Internet instead of having to go through expensive long distance toll charges.
  • You can make and receive calls from multiple devices for instance, on a dedicated phone, your PC via a software-based phone, or even a mobile phone with VoIP capabilities.
  • You can use VoIP as a tool for real-time collaboration along with video conferencing and screen sharing.
  • You can employ intelligence into how your calls are handled, such as: providing automatic call routing based on the number, time of day, etc; providing an interactive voice response when a call comes in, such as voice prompts that guide callers; call reporting; and more.