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These 7 Advanced Tips Will Revolutionize How You Use Microsoft Outlook

 

Like the hoodie hanging on your door, Microsoft Outlook is often used but hardly ever truly appreciated for everything that can be. From inserting things into Outlook messages to cross-utilizing your calendar and so much more, you’re probably already using the program more than your average bear, especially if you’re here reading this. 

 

But yes, as we’re often asked, there are definitely tons of additional features that Microsoft Outlook offers that stand miles ahead of simply sending emails with calendar attachments. In this blog, we’ll cover a good number of those features and provide you with some real-world examples of how these tools can benefit your team. So let’s get started! 

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Control Who Accesses What: Microsoft's New 3 in 1 Identity and Access Management Tool

In recent years, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have increasingly become the target of cybercriminals, as they are perceived to be more vulnerable and less prepared to handle attacks. Accenture's Cost of Cybercrime Study reveals that 43% of all cyber-attacks are directed at SMBs, however, only 14% are adequately prepared to protect themselves against these attacks. Additionally, according to Ponemon Institute’s State of Cybersecurity Report, 2 in every 3 SMBs have experienced a cyber attack in the past 12 months and almost half admit that their processes are ineffective at mitigating attacks.

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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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Is Privileged Access Management (PAM) Important for Small Business?

We deal with a lot of complex topics here, and our goal is always to clarify them. Privledged Access Management, or PAM for short, is one of the topics we believe all of our partners should be well-versed on no matter their line of work.

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