Microsoft Teams: Tips for Working from Home

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Over the last few weeks, the workplace has had to adapt to people now working remotely. Whilst working from home has presented various challenges, Microsoft Teams can help keep you connected and on-track with your work.  What is Microsoft Teams?  Microsoft Teams is an Office 365 centralised collaboration hub that allows you to chat, call, and collaborate with […]

SentinelOne: Next Gen Antivirus

Next Gen Anti Virus

In the coming year, SentinelOne Endpoint Protection will be rolled out to Milnsbridge customers. As a part of re-evaluating our standard operating environment (SOE), it is time to make the migration to Next Gen Antivirus (NGAV) from traditional antivirus software, which has effectively become redundant. What is Traditional Antivirus and why is it failing? Traditional […]

Why MSP’s are turning to threat hunting

Threat hunting

Managed service providers have entered a new era of cybersecurity. Traditional security management tools such as firewalls and intrusion detection systems (IDS) are effective for identifying known threats. However, defensive security tools are no longer a match for the ever-growing and ever-sophisticating hacking tools. GCN.com defines cyber threat hunting as “a security strategy centred on […]

SolarWinds Empower MSP Conference – Atlanta

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Earlier this month, we attended the SolarWinds ‘Empower MSP’ conference in Atlanta. This year’s conference had a particular focus on end-customer security. The featured keynote speakers were Erik Qualman and Eric O’Neil. Erik Qualman spoke about living in a ‘post-privacy world’ in which privacy is dead. Eric O’Neil was a key figure in helping capture […]

Office 365 Hack – What to Watch For

Office 365 hack

In a nutshell: An Office 365 hack epidemic has swept through the country this month. This type of hack happens when a user’s account is compromised through a tactic called account takeover (ATO). Using your email, the hackers then send malicious emails to people on your contact list in the form of suspicious links. These […]

3 Common Phishing Scams and How To Deal With Them

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Phishing scams are constantly evolving and becoming more sophisticated every day. This means these scams are becoming more convincing and harder to spot. We’ve compiled a list of the most common phishing scams, how to spot them and what to do when you receive one. Extortion phishing Extortion phishing, more specifically, password extortion has become […]

Penrith Local Business Awards – 2019

Local Business Awards

On the Third of July, Milnsbridge attended the Penrith Local Business Awards night at the Panthers Pavilion. We were certainly very humbled to have taken out the award for Best Specialised Business. This was our first year participating in the Penrith Local Business Awards. Our category was certainly filled with equally deserving businesses from the […]

July Security Fails

security fails

Whilst outages happen all the time, it seems a few of the biggest services had blackouts this month leaving lots of frustrated people. This July saw the outage of MyGov at the height of tax return season and the passport e-gates outage that left thousands of passengers waiting for hours. MyGov: Since mid-morning on Thursday, […]

HP EliteBook 800 G6 Series

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HP recently released a refreshed series of the EliteBook line. The HP EliteBook is designed for the modern mobile professional with a particular focus on security, longevity, and usability, each series gets better. The EliteBook 800 G6 series features responsible and field serviceable devices for long-term usage. The base model is the EliteBook x360 830 […]

Microsoft Password Expiration Policy Set to Change

Password Expiration

Microsoft announced in a recent blog post that they will be reconsidering their stance on password expiration policy for Windows users. For years Microsoft encouraged administrators to expire users’ passwords every few weeks. The initiative was thought to have made it harder for credentials to be stolen. However, Microsoft Principal Consultant Aaron Margosis identified foreseeable […]