What is Microsoft 365 Security and Compliance?


A recent Upwork study found around a quarter of the professional workforce will work outside of the office by 2025. This shift to remote and hybrid work, away from the traditional ‘inside our four walls’ business model means the reliance on cloud and SaaS platforms, such as Microsoft 365, has drastically increased.


And if you’re reading this, that probably means someone at your office – or more likely a team – works remotely and you’ve got questions. Microsoft 365 is an excellent tool with plentiful security features that will keep your business compliant and working.

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What is an Incident Response Plan (IRP)?

An incident response plan is defined as the documentation of a predetermined set of instructions or procedures to detect, respond to, and limit the consequences of malicious cyber-attacks or an organization’s information systems. In shorter, simpler terms, it’s the written plan your team has to respond to specific problems with your IT systems.

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3 Ways to Boost Your Security Using Identity and Access Management (IAM)

Haters may call it alphabet soup or too confusing to care about, but here at PTG, we’re pretty keen on all of our acronyms and what they represent. Not only are there dozens of terms to remember, making these shortened versions the perfect little helper, but writing PAM instead of things like Privileged Access Management over and over again saves time and space. It's our goal to simplify these complex topics into something a little more palatable- if you will.


Today’s alphabet soup is a hearty helping of security from your favorite chefs in the industry. Instead of harping on MFA and EDR or even PAM for your SMB, today our IT topic may be a little longer than a TL;DR but covers an equally important topic: IAM.

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The Small Business Guide to Cyber Insurance

Insurance can be a fickle thing.  


If you’re unlucky enough to be in a car accident, it can be as much of a life-saver as your seatbelt and airbag systems. But often, policies can feel redundant or over the top, like when you got that volcano insurance 


The reality is insurance is more than just coverage in the case of an accident or problem. And cyber insurance, in this volatile and uncertain internet age, is more of an answer to your concerns than you know. 

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HIPAA Tips for Healthcare Orgs, Don't Get Fined!

HIPAA violations are up and organizations found to be in violation are often given a tiered penalty that can be a fine ranging from $100 to $50,000 per violation, with a maximum penalty of $1.5 million per year for each violation.

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