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The upside of overhyped security threats

J. Peter Bruzzese | July 6, 2016
Check your Office 365 security settings before you cave in to (or blow off) security vendor FUD

Face it: We all have a little bit of FUD around security, especially in the cloud. Some allow that FUD to paralyze them from moving to the cloud, but my advice would be to transform your fears, uncertainties, and doubts into a deeper drive to do your homework and see what you can do to mitigate the variety of risks your organization is up again. Some of the fear you may have is not even cloud-specific; it's email-specific or social-engineering-specific. You have to educate your users regardless of where your environment resides, on premises or in the cloud. 

Using the built-in tools to the full, adding third-party solutions, and training your users are all keys to mitigating risk and FUD. There will always be risks and there will always be fear, uncertainty, and doubt. But it's your job as an IT admin to mitigate both to protect your environment properly.

Take this latest round of security vendor FUD to heart, and direct it instead toward assessing your current security practices.

Source: Infoworld


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