P@ssw0rd. Ano či ne?

2. května jsme oslavili světový den hesel. Den, bez kterého bychom se klidně v našich kalendářích obešli. Bylo by totiž v digitálním světě o dost bezpečněji. Ne bez druhého května, ale bez hesel. A právě snahy o tuto větší bezpečnost některé IT profesionály (a auditory) paradoxně dost děsí.


Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (April, 2019)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR READERS! AskPFEPlat is in the process of a transformation to the new Core Infrastructure and Security TechCommunity, and will be moving June 20, 2019 to our new home at https://aka.ms/CISTechComm (hosted at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com). Please bear with us while we are still under construction! We will continue bringing you the same…


Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (March, 2019)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR READERS! AskPFEPlat is in the process of a transformation to the new Core Infrastructure and Security TechCommunity, and will be moving June 20, 2019 to our new home at https://aka.ms/CISTechComm (hosted at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com). Please bear with us while we are still under construction! We will continue bringing you the same…


Field Notes: The case of Active Directory Diagnostics – Data Collector Set Fails to Start

Performance Monitor is a great tool for collecting and analyzing performance data in Windows and Windows Server.  There are many counters available that one can look at to help understand how the system is performing.  Unfortunately analysis of performance data may not always be straightforward for some system administrators.  Luckily, there is the built-in Data…


Adventures With Microsoft AutoPilot On Education Shared Devices (Part 1)

In my job I chat a lot with both school leaders and IT admins about how they can simplify the management of their devices, making it faster and easier for their end users (usually students, teachers and admin staff) to get started and complete the work they need to do on a device. Unlike many…

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Finally Control your User Hygiene and Behavior with Project VAST (Part 1)

Hi folks, it’s Jon back with another VAST blog – after a (ahem) longer than anticipated delay. I spent most of the last several months traveling for customers. And, while this doesn’t promise to let up anytime soon, I have two realizations to share: first, it could be much worse. Second, and more to the…

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Field Notes: The case of buried Active Directory Account Management Security Audit Policy events

Security auditing is one of the most powerful tools that you can use to maintain the integrity of your system.  As part of your overall security strategy, you should determine the level of auditing that is appropriate for your environment.  Auditing should identify attacks (successful or not) that pose a threat to your network, and…


Block OneDrive Downloads and Audit OneDrive Activity! (SharePoint too!)

Do you have a business requirement to block the download of specific files or file types from OneDrive? What about detailed auditing to understand what files are downloaded or viewed? Well, today is your lucky day – because this is all possible with Microsoft security technology and takes minutes to create. I’m going to walk…

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Infrastructure + Security: Noteworthy News (January, 2019)

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR OUR READERS! AskPFEPlat is in the process of a transformation to the new Core Infrastructure and Security TechCommunity, and will be moving by the end of March 2019 to our new home at https://aka.ms/CISTechComm (hosted at https://techcommunity.microsoft.com). Please bear with us while we are still under construction! We will continue bringing…