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Launched in the United States in 2006, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) is a public cloud storage platform that is highly scalable, fast, reliable, and inexpensive. The platform boasts 99.999999999% durability and between 99.95% to 99.99% availability. What Are Amazon S3 Buckets? Amazon S3 buckets are a part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and come with a user interface that enables users to store and retrieve data from anywhere on … Read more

Microsoft Office 365 and G suite are both popular cloud-based storage and collaboration platforms that are used by many companies across the globe. They both come with a suite of applications for word processing, spreadsheets, emails, calendars, instant messaging, and videoconferencing NOTE: On October 6, 2020, G Suite changed its name to Google Workspace, and Google has also made a number of important changes to their platform, including better integration … Read more

Over the last few years, the growth in Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices has increased exponentially, transforming how enterprises and small businesses collect, store, process and manage data. The growth in IoT connected devices presents a lot of exciting opportunities for innovation and improvements in the way we get insights into customer behavior, business processes, operational costs and more. As IoT connected devices increase in number, so to do … Read more

Malicious actors will often seek to leverage stale Active Directory objects in order to execute an attack. In order to keep your Active Directory clean and secure, it is crucially important that you know exactly who has access to what, how access was granted, and what they are doing with it. Having a clean AD will help to streamline the process of granting and revoking access permissions. It will also … Read more

  OneDrive and OneDrive for Business may share the same name, but they are completely different when it comes to functionality. OneDrive for Business is not simply the professional version of OneDrive. There are key things that separate them. Whether you need to deploy OneDrive or OneDrive for Business will be determined by what you intent to store in the cloud and how you’ll need to access it.   What … Read more

Office 365 Groups are similar to the security groups we see in Active Directory, however, they come with some additional benefits, which we will explore. Firstly, let’s clarify what a “group” actually is. What are Office 365 Groups? A group is a bit like a container in which users are placed. Each group will have a set of permissions assigned to it, which determine how the users in the group … Read more

Active Directory (AD) is a directory service that runs on Microsoft Windows Server. The main function of AD is to enable administrators to manage permissions and control access to network resources. In AD, data is stored as objects, which include users, groups, applications and devices, and these objects are categorized according to their name and attributes. Domain Services (AD DS) are a core component of Active Directory and provide the … Read more

The cyber-security landscape is changing rapidly as increasingly more organizations are adopting Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS). We’re witnessing an inevitable shift, especially since the recent social distancing rules have resulted in large numbers of employees working from home and other remote locations. However, it wasn’t exactly a gradual transition, and many businesses are not prepared for security challenges that switching to cloud services … Read more

It is surprising how few people are aware that any time you load up a website or connect with another person online, your connection gives your “address” to that site/person. Naturally, when faced with this information, a lot of people are not happy with it. A combination of cyber security and general privacy concerns requires most schools, organizations and a lot of the general public to adopt proxy servers. So, … Read more

Active Directory (AD) is pretty much the go-to domain authentication services for enterprises all over the world and has been since its inception in Windows Server 2000. Back then, AD was pretty unsecured and had some flaws that made it particularly difficult to use. For example, if you had multiple domain controllers (DCs), they would compete over permissions to make changes. This meant that you could be making changes and … Read more