Microsoft 365 monitoring

Microsoft 365 monitoring

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in significant changes to working patterns for most organisations, with a more geographically dispersed workforce than ever before. Many organisations are making more and more user of Microsoft 365 (formally known as Microsoft Office 365) for collaboration. Security of a Microsoft 365 tenant starts with visibility of operations, yet many organisations remain unaware of the day to day activities and usage of the platform. In […]

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DivvyCloud and Rapid7

DivvyCloud and Rapid7

Last week, Rapid7 announced its intention to acquire DivvyCloud. DivvyCloud will cost Rapid7 a cool¬†$145 million. The acquisition is expected to complete in the second quarter of 2020. It’s a significant investment. It comes hard on the heels of the Trend acquisition of Cloud Conformity, a solution that plays in a similar space to DivvyCloud. At RedBear, we are big users of Rapid7. We use their Cloud SIEM, vulnerability management […]

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Why COVIDSafe chose AWS

Why COVIDSafe chose AWS

The Australian federal government released the COVIDSafe app this week. It’s a contact tracing app designed to help find close contacts of COVID-19 cases. The app is intended to assist health officials to quickly contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19. In Australia, use of the app is completely voluntary. However, it has stoked a significant debate on privacy concerns, spawning a number of urban myths at the […]

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Providing a scalable VPN solution with AWS

Providing a scalable VPN solution with AWS

With a move to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations are looking for solutions that can provide a secure and simple experience. One of the common ways to ensure secure communications when home working is through a VPN solution. It also has the advantage of providing an “on the corporate network” experience for remote workers. In recent times, IT departments have been challenged with supporting remote […]

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A scalable virtual desktop with AWS

A scalable virtual desktop with AWS

With a move to remote working as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations are looking for solutions that can streamline the experience. Some of the challenges of remote working often start with having the appropriate end user device. It might be a corporate managed laptop but equally it might be an uncontrolled personal device. Can a virtual desktop help? With end devices, what software is installed? Have you installed […]

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Remote working. Safely!

Remote working. Safely!

The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in significant concern and uncertainty in our communities and globally. Many organisations are moving to adopt a remote working approach so as to avoid the chance for transmission between teams and reduce the spread of the disease. The challenge for organisations is how to stay digitally safe from the kitchen table? What are the common pitfalls to avoid? Uncontrolled networks Most people will be remote […]

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COVID-19 and RedBear

COVID-19 and RedBear

The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in significant concern and uncertainty in our communities and globally. RedBear want to reassure our customers that the security of your environments remains our top priority today and every day. We are fully operational and are available to respond to your security and business continuity needs as this situation evolves. Keeping our team safe We are following guidance from the World Health Organisation, state and […]

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Least privileged access with AWS

Least privileged access with AWS

The principle of least privileged is king when it comes to managing access. It’s a simple approach. You give your users access to the services and the actions on those services that they need and nothing more. Importantly, this approach is critical for regulated environments, such as PCI DSS. However, when we adopt an everything as code approach it can get more complicated. Similarly with automation, you end up with […]

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re:Invent for the Builders

re:Invent for the Builders

The re:Invent keynotes for 2019 have wrapped up with Werner Vogels, CTO of Amazon, focussing on the platform they have build for the builders. It was light on announcements but heavy on fascinating insight. You can read about the tsunami of major announcements here. Midnight Madness; Keynote part 1; Keynote part 2. Werner focussed on how they re-imagined virtualisation. He also covered how they architected serverless compute for scale. AWS […]

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AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote (part 2)

AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote (part 2)

This is part two of our round up of the announcements from Andy’s AWS re:Invent 2019 keynote! You can find part one here. “I can’t move from on-premises” Let AWS help you with that. Sometimes, it can be really hard to move from on-premises. It may be due to legacy support (see the announcement of the AWS EMP service for Windows which may help you). Often, though, the workload (such […]

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