IBM Security 2023 Cost of a Data Breach Report

IBM’s 2023 Cost of a Data Breach Report — conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM— examines the root causes and both short-term and long-term consequences of data breaches.

The report includes information from 553 organizations impacted by data breaches that occurred between March 2022 and March 2023 and explores the various factors and technologies that either limited or increased the costs of a breach.

Download the report and learn what works, and doesn’t, in preventing data breaches.

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How to Make In-person Time Count

Are you navigating the challenges of hybrid work? “How to Make In-person Time Count” is an eBook that provides expert strategies on balancing remote and in-person collaboration to everyone’s benefit. Learn how to redefine the role of in-person time, strengthen team bonds, and reconnect with your company’s mission and culture. With clear guidance and practical tips, this guide will transform the way you approach hybrid work and enable you to make the most of teams’ in-person time. Download your complimentary copy of the eBook, “How to Make In-person Time Count.”

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Top insights and best practices from the new Microsoft Data Security Index report | Microsoft Security Blog

Data security is a constant concern of CISOs and business executives. To better understand the security issues, Microsoft partnered with the independent research agency Hypothesis Group to conduct a multinational survey involving more than 800 data security professionals. Our collaborative effort has resulted in the publication of the Data Security Index report, designed to offer valuable insights into current data security practices and trends. Moreover, it aims to identify practical opportunities for organizations to enhance their data security efforts.

In this article, you’ll learn some of the key findings from the report, including:

– Data security incidents remain frequent
– Vulnerabilities manifest in various dimensions due to a diverse set of factors
– How a fragmented solution landscape can weaken an organization’s data security posture

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Windows 11 Security Guide: Powerful security by design

Did you know that nearly three in four security breaches are sparked by human error, privilege misuses, stolen credentials, or social engineering? Most attackers rely on stolen credentials, phishing campaigns, and exploitation of vulnerabilities are the primary attack vectors.

Find out how Microsoft built Windows 11 to be secure by design and secure by default. Windows 11 devices arrive with more security features enabled out of the box.

Download this useful guide to Microsoft Windows 11 security.

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Unlocking the power of collaboration

As innovations shape a changing workplace landscape, certain core business priorities remain. Your organization needs to bring people together to strategize, solve problems, and plan for business initiatives and growth. In an increasingly hybridized work environment, it’s more important than ever to find ways to stay connected, increase efficiency and boost productivity — all while keeping costs under control. Enter Microsoft Teams Rooms, a Microsoft Teams innovation that removes the barriers between locations and people to delivery hybrid meeting experiences that improve equity and inclusion with tools that work the same anywhere. The eBook, “Unlocking the power of collaboration,” provides insight. Download your complimentary copy of the eBook to discover how your organization can maximize hybrid work with Microsoft Teams Rooms.

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The Alabama Appellate Court System accelerates the wheels of justice with Windows 11 Enterprise

The Alabama Appellate Court System relies on technology to keep the wheels of justice turning. The court’s150 employees, including judges, administrative staff and attorneys have increasingly worked in diverse locations such as their homes and remote offices and all while traveling. When it became challenging to manage, the court decided to create an updated technology environment to improve ease of use while also ensuring sensitive case information remained secure.

Read this case study of the Alabama Appellate Court’s IT solution based on Windows 11 Enterprise and Microsoft 365 Government.

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Payette secures and extends on-premises BCDR while preparing for a cost-effective cloud future with Azure

Boston architectural company, Payette incorporated Azure Backup and Azure Site Recovery into its toolkit of disaster recovery solutions, expanding protection from on-premises into the cloud.

“The added threat monitoring capability of using the Azure platform in our security operations for detecting those data anomalies really gives us peace of mind,” noted Dan Gallivan: Payette’s director of IT.

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Fannie Mae Builds Productivity and Data Safety with Microsoft Security and Data Protection Solutions

Fannie Mae, the U.S. organization that facilitates mortgage financing, collects and analyzes massive amounts of data to make decisions. Much of that data is highly sensitive information about its customers.

To protect that data, as well as make it accessible for analysis, Fannie Mae relies on Microsoft’s Azure platform, Microsoft Purview Data Loss Prevention and Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps. This customer explains why and how Fannie Mae relies on the cloud-native Azure platform and Microsoft security solutions to safeguard critical data. Read it here.

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