Security & Privacy

Security & Privacy

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The power of trust: thoughts on security in the digital age

When you’ve been working in digital security for a quarter of a century, as I have, people often ask what my number 1 piece of advice is to help businesses and organizations build trust with their customers and partners. My answer is always the same: “Don’t be creepy!” I know it’s a cliché to use […]

Sian  John

Sian John

Chief Security Advisor

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Home schooling and GDPR: maintaining compliance in disruptive times

Like most areas of society, over the past six months the education sector has had to face challenges unlike any before. Students can’t be placed on furlough, they need to continue studying regardless of the circumstances. Similarly, they can’t just be left alone to work, they need proper teaching and supervision. Altogether, that means parents, […]

Vânia Neto

Vânia Neto

Education Sr. Product Marketing Manager | Microsoft Western Europe

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Our commitment to privacy and security in Microsoft Teams

Now more than ever, video conferencing has become a huge part of our daily life and work. My team and I at Microsoft have adjusted to the new reality of seeing each other’s homes, complete with dogs, cats and other family members. Everyone around the world is now working, learning, and connecting with colleagues, friends […]

Johanna Winqvist

Johanna Winqvist

Microsoft, Modern Workplace

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The top 9 ways Microsoft IT is helping its employees to work from home

From Milan to Puget Sound, tens of thousands of Microsoft employees have begun working from home as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Many of our customers have asked us to share the details of how we enable collaboration and remote working for such a large workforce. Here are the nine most important factors from a compliance […]

Johanna Winqvist

Johanna Winqvist

Microsoft, Modern Workplace

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Securing your business when staff are working from home 

In times like these, cyber security may not be at the top of our priority lists. But it’s important to be aware of the threats that switching from on-premises to remote working conditions pose to organizations across the world. As we seek to rapidly deploy cloud-based collaboration services to help professionals work from home, we […]

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Paul Huijbregts

Threat Management (THREATMAN) | Cyber Security

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Privacy and protection of your data in Microsoft Teams

Safeguard, transparency and legal protection. Microsoft Teams enables remote working and learning. Especially now that many people across the world suddenly find themselves forced to work from home by COVID-19, Microsoft Teams offers support. This support is subject to responsible capacity management. Teams for free That’s why we announced on March 5 that Microsoft provides […]

Martin Vliem

Martin Vliem

National Security Officer at Microsoft Nederland

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How to disarm the threat of Shadow IT

One of the biggest threats to business security comes from within. Are you equipped to deal with the threat of shadow IT? Microsoft’s extensive Work Reworked report shows that with change becoming the new norm for businesses everywhere, the challenges to security lie not just from outside the organisation but also from within. Throwing open […]

Johanna Winqvist

Johanna Winqvist

Microsoft, Modern Workplace

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Don’t let IT get in the way of your growth

Today’s small businesses face enough challenges without IT being a barrier to their success. But how do you make sure your system is a help and not a hindrance? As consumers, we demand seamless connectivity to give us whatever we need, wherever we need it. It is an attitude that most of us take into the workplace. We expect to use tools intuitively and expand our knowledge with the minimum of effort. So, if you […]

Johanna Winqvist

Johanna Winqvist

Microsoft, Modern Workplace

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What’s your company’s cybersecurity score?

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Fortune 500 company or a local bakery – today, cyberattacks threaten organisations of every size in every sector. And they can be costly to recover from. Attacks often damage brand reputation and cause significant disruption to productivity, which is why it’s so important to protect against cybercriminals. But in […]

Johanna Winqvist

Johanna Winqvist

Microsoft, Modern Workplace

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200 billion reasons why companies must face up to the challenge of cyber security

200 billion. That’s how many connected devices there will be worldwide by 2021. It’s an incredible number – and one that’s going to have massive implications for the way we live and work. Today, everyone is mobile. We can work from anywhere and share our work and our passions seamlessly from device to device. The office cubicle is a relic; work has never been so fluid. It’s a wonderful thing – but it creates a big challenge. Security. […]

Johanna Winqvist

Johanna Winqvist

Microsoft, Modern Workplace

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It’s time to make anywhere the safest place to create

A permanent desk. At one office. In the same part of town. Those days are numbered. We’re moving on, quite literally. In today’s world, there’s a greater need to be flexible; to be able to think, create and share – anywhere and everywhere. To do it with complete peace of mind, too. Redefining teamwork  Companies are embracing new forms of collaboration. […]

Johanna Winqvist

Johanna Winqvist

Microsoft, Modern Workplace

Iceland runs on Trust

How the cloud helped a small nation realise big ambitions

In December 2015, the Icelandic government kicked off a digital infrastructure review. With more than 100 different suppliers managed by over 100 IT managers in each public institution, the brief was clear; to simplify operations and streamline IT for over 20,000 users. The solution: Fast forward two and a half years, and a decision was […]

Johanna Winqvist

Johanna Winqvist

Microsoft, Modern Workplace

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