How to enable Azure Active Directory security defaults in Office 365

  • Applies to: Administrator
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Time Needed: Approximately 30 minutes
  • Tools Needed: Office 365® Global Administrator access

Administrators looking for a simple solution to secure their Office 365 tenant have the option of turning on security defaults for their organization. Security defaults make the following changes to your organization’s tenant:

  • Unifies the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) registration experience for all users.
  • Enforces MFA for users and administrators.
  • Blocks legacy authentication methods such as Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP), and Post Office Protocol (POP3).
  • Blocks requests made by clients that don’t use modern authentication.
  • Requires extra authentication when accessing highly privileged areas such as the Office 365 Admin Center and Azure® Portal.
  • Requires the Microsoft® Authenticator app for MFA.
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Assign permissions to Files & folders using Group Policy

Group Policy is a feature in Microsoft Windows that allows administrators to define and enforce security settings, configurations, and restrictions across a network. With Group Policy, administrators can centralize and streamline the process of assigning permissions to files and folders, ensuring consistency and minimizing security vulnerabilities.

Assigning permissions through Group Policy offers several advantages. Firstly, it enables administrators to set permissions based on user roles or groups, rather than individually assigning permissions to each user. This simplifies the management process and reduces the chances of errors or omissions. Secondly, Group Policy allows for the efficient propagation of permission changes across multiple systems, ensuring uniform access control throughout the network. This not only saves time but also enhances security by minimizing the risk of misconfigurations.

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How to Track who disabled a user in Active Directory

Active Directory configuration changes need to be carefully monitored so that users have access to all the resources they require. If a user’s account becomes disabled, they will not have access to essential system functions including email, files and SharePoint which will disrupt business operations.

Another reason to ensure that disabled users are tracked in Active Directory is to reduce the risk of a data breach. Disabled accounts represent a serious threat as they can be re-enabled and misused by attackers seeking access to Active Directory, Windows servers and other AD-integrated systems. Therefore, it is crucial to have visibility over who disabled a user account to establish the reason for doing this.

In this article, we will discuss the steps you need to take to detect who disabled a user account in Active Directory. We will first look at doing this using native auditing, followed by a more straightforward approach using the Lepide Auditor for Active Directory.

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Best ways to fix corrupt SD Card/Memory Card

Symptoms of Corrupt SD card
  • Error message saying ‘SD card is not accessible. The file or directory is corrupted and unreadable.’

Here’s how you can check your SD card for physical damage.

  • Check the exterior of the SD card. Look out for cracks, scratches, or dents.
  • Inspect the metal connectors on the back of the card to see if they are bent or misaligned.
  • In case, you can’t find any visible physical damage, insert the SD card into a card reader. Or you can insert it into another device. Check if the new reader detects your SD card.
  • If the SD card still does not get recognised by your device, there might be internal damage to the card.

If you can see signs of physical damage try these based on the situation:

  • Card is being recognized by the device or card reader: Try to recover the data using data recovery software.
  • If the card is not being recognized, try inserting it into a different device or card reader to confirm the issue.
  • If the metal connectors are dirty, they can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.
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Seagate Backup Ultra Touch Not Working?

If your Seagate Backup Ultra Touch Is Not Working, do not jump to conclusions, and try the following:

Quick Fix Reason
1. Try a different USB port on your computer, or if you are using a dongle, try connecting directly to the computer. The problem may lie with the driver of the port or the port itself.This is a great way to fix Seagate Backup Plus Drive Not Showing up errors.
2. Try connecting using a different HDD cable. To make sure that your USB drivers are not the problem, connect another USB device and see if it works. If not, try using a different cable to connect your HDD to the computer.
3. Connect the HDD to a different computer. Fixes 1 and 2 show us the problem is not with your computer. To ascertain if the problem is with the drive, connect it to another computer and see if it shows up.
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