Businesses can improve their network security by separating devices into groups based on who uses them and what data they have, and controlling how these subnetworks can talk to each other. While network segmentation is often used by larger organisations, it is relevant to smaller businesses and can help prevent the spread of malware and limit attackers’ access to important, and often sensitive, information.
Whether you are looking for information from customers, staff, or other stakeholders, Microsoft Forms is a convenient tool for capturing data to help you make better business decisions. As part of Microsoft 365, Microsoft Forms may already be included in your subscription so you could be all set to get creating surveys, polls, and quizzes.
Installing updates is an important part of your cyber security as updates fix security vulnerabilities that attackers can use to access and control your devices and your sensitive data.
According to CERT NZ, the New Zealand government’s cyber security watchdog, phishing is the most common type of cyber attack experienced by New Zealanders. Phishing attacks occur when criminals send messages pretending to be somebody else to try and trick people into giving up their private information - often passwords or credit card details. Phishing attacks can be found in emails, text messages, or while surfing the web. They can cause disruption and financial loss to individuals and businesses.
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Multi-factor authentication adds an extra layer of security to protect your online accounts. According to Microsoft, multi-factor authentication can stop up to 99.9% of account attacks. Watch this video to find out about multi-factor authentication and how it works.
Microsoft Planner is an easy to use tool that helps you and your team to organise tasks and projects in a simple visual way. Best of all, Planner may already be included your Office 365 subscription. Watch this video for an overview of Planner and to see how it works.
MailerLite is an easy to use email marketing platform. Check out this video to see how to create professional looking newsletters and keep in touch with your customers. MailerLite offers a free subscription to get you started.
Microsoft Teams is great for staying connected to the people you work with. This video gives a quick introduction to using the chat and calling features in Teams.