Posted: Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Understanding the Difference Between Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender

Understanding the Difference Between Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender

By : Sentia

Azure Sentinel and Microsoft Defender are both robust security solutions offered by Microsoft, but they have different purposes and features. In this post, we'll explore the key differences between each tool:

Microsoft Defender is a sophisticated security solution that allows you to prevent, discover, and remediate malicious threats from one unified dashboard. This integrated solution provides comprehensive protection for all Microsoft 365 services, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, OneDrive for Business, and Microsoft Teams. It uses AI and machine learning so you can respond to threats in real-time. Microsoft 365 Defender also provides detailed threat intelligence.

Azure Sentinel, on the other hand, is a cloud-native Security Information Event Management (SIEM) and Security Orchestration Automated Response (SOAR) solution. It delivers intelligent security analytics and threat intelligence across the enterprise, providing a single solution for alert detection, threat visibility, proactive hunting, and threat response. The benefit with Azure Sentinel is that it makes it easy to collect security data across your entire hybrid organization from devices, users, apps, servers, and any cloud1. With the power of artificial intelligence and machine learning, Sentinel ensures that real threats are identified quickly.

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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2024

Reduce Costs and Elevate the Customer Experience Through Managed Wi-Fi Solutions

Reduce Costs and Elevate the Customer Experience Through Managed Wi-Fi Solutions

Learn about all the benefits and value to outsourcing your wireless needs

By : Sentia

Managed Wi-Fi solutions can provide several benefits to businessess of all sizes. According to  Market Growth Reports, the global Managed Wi-fi solution market is projected to reach up to a staggering $10,343.48 Million by 2028.

The retail industry, in particular, can find immense benefit to the outsourcing of Wi-Fi networks leading to considerable cost savings, improved security, and an overall better customer experience.

Here are some of the key benefits of managed Wi-Fi solutions for the retail industry:

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Posted: Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Unlocking the Power of Managed IT Services

Unlocking the Power of Managed IT Services

Start the new year off right with Sentia

By : Sentia

Happy New Year! We hope 2024 has gotten off to a great start for you and our organization.

As you begin a new year with priorities such as resource allocation and cost optimization at the fore front, we are reminded of today's fast-paced digital landscape and how heavily businesses rely on technology to drive growth and stay competitive. However, managing and maintaining your aging IT infrastructure can be a daunting task, diverting valuable time and resources from core business activities.

That's where recurring managed IT services come into play. In this post, we'll explore the power and value of recurring managed IT services and how Sentia can be your trusted partner in harnessing the full potential of your IT infrastructure.

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Posted: Thursday, December 7, 2023

Comparing Copilot and ChatGPT

Comparing Copilot and ChatGPT

We take a closer look at the two popular tools.

By : Sentia

As AI becomes a more ‘normal’ part of our lives with many tools at our disposal, it does beg the question of what tool is the best to use? When it comes to AI tools, there are many, but for the purposes of this post, we will focus on the popular two: Chat GPT and Copilot in Bing (formerly known as Bing Chat Enterprise). 

Before we continue, let's provide some quick context: in early 2022, Microsft launched an upgraded version of its search engine Bing to include a new powerful AI-driven chatbot that called Bing Chat. In November 2023, Microsoft announced that it was renaming Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise to Copilot to give users a more unified experience.

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Posted: Friday, November 17, 2023

Zero Trust Access, Zero Trust Network Access, and Zero Trust Application Access

Zero Trust Access, Zero Trust Network Access, and Zero Trust Application Access

Understanding the differences and benefits of each

By : Sentia

As we look ahead to 2024, the focus on digital security will continue to intentisfy. Out with the old, and in with the new, will be the new philiosophy to maintain a competitive edge and to ensure that organizations are prepared for the evolving threat landscape.

Zero Trust has been creating siginificant buzz within the industry in the recent past and its importance as a modenized approach to secutity is only going to continue to gain momemtum into next year.

Zero Trust is an overarching security concept exercising the 'never trust, always verify' philosophy. It is an approach that assumes that threats can come from both outside and inside the network, and it requires verification from anyone trying to access resources, regardless of their location or network connection.

In this post, we look at the different subsets of Zero Trust:  Zero Trust Access (ZTA), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), and Zero Trust Application Access (ZTAA) and the key benefits each offer.

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Posted: Monday, October 30, 2023

Top Cybersecurity Trends to Look Out for in 2024

Top Cybersecurity Trends to Look Out for in 2024

By : Sentia

As we mark the end of cybersecurity awareness month, let's take a look at some of the cybersecurity trends we will see on the rise in 2024:

1. AI and Machine Learning in Security: The use of AI and machine learning for both defensive and offensive cybersecurity measures is likely to continue to evolve. AI-driven attacks and defenses will likely become more sophisticated.

2. Zero Trust Architecture: The adoption of a zero-trust security model is expected to increase, where no entity, internal or external, is trusted by default. This concept of continuously authenticating adds a thicker layer of security.

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Posted: Tuesday, October 24, 2023

The Benefits of Managed Cloud Storage

The Benefits of Managed Cloud Storage

By : Sentia

Cloud computing continues to soar to new heights as more businesses have adapted to it in some form. According to Gartner, 65% of application workloads will be optimal or ready for cloud delivery by 2027, up from 45% in 2022.

Let's face it: cloud is integral to innovating and maintaining a competitive in this increasingly digital world. Managed cloud storage is a solution high-in-demand provided by cloud service providers which encompasses taking responsibility for managing and maintaining the storage infrastructure and services on behalf of their customers. This type of storage is typically offered as a cloud-based service, and it differs from traditional on-premises storage solutions in that the management of the storage hardware, software, and infrastructure is handled by the cloud provider.

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Posted: Monday, October 16, 2023

Social Engineering - What is it and what are its implications?

Social Engineering - What is it and what are its implications?

By : Sentia

We know there are a myriad of different types of cyber attacks that have evolved over the years. From ransomware to phishing, the list grows as hackers become more sophisticated.

Las Vegas' MGM Grand was hit with a major cyber attack in September that lasted several days affecting IT systems, hotel keys, casinos and other digitally-driven resouces, which, to say the least, threw a wrench into the experience of many of the visitors there during that period. 

One might wonder how an organization as large and prominent as the MGM grand could be hit with such a massive attack (which resulted in the loss of around $100 Million) and it almost always comes down to the attack vector. In the case of the MGM Grand, it was reported to have been an attack that originated through social engineering where an unassuming employees were duped into disclosed sensitve information that ultimately resulted in the onslaught of this widespread breach.

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Posted: Thursday, October 5, 2023

Ransomware Amplified - Double and Triple Extortion Ransomware

Ransomware Amplified - Double and Triple Extortion Ransomware

What They Are and How to Avoid Them

By : Sentia

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month so our blog posts for this month will focus on differents areas of cybersecurity to continue to drive awareness and education on evolving trends.

This week, our focus will be on ransomware - specifically double and triple extortion ransomware.

Traditional ransomware, as we know, has been around for decades.In a "regular" ransomware attack, system data is locked and encrypted until the victim agrees to pay the attacker to get the data back. This has proven unsuccessful for attackers, however, because victims can often restore their data and systems from backups.

The first ever ransomware attack is reported to have occurred in 1989 with the "AIDS trojan", where 20,000 infected floppy discs were handed out at that year's World Health Organization (WHO) AIDS conference. After a certain number of boots, user files were then encrypted with an ask for a ransom to be sent to a PO box. Luckily, the ransomware was fairly easy to isolate and remove using technology available at that time. 

Of course, ransomware has evolved rapidly since then becoming much more sophisticaed over the years. Enter double and even triple extortion ransomware. 

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Posted: Tuesday, August 29, 2023

How AI is Optimizing the Cloud

How AI is Optimizing the Cloud

By : Sentia

When it comes the hottest trends in technology right now, AI and the cloud are definitelty among the top 3 with security taking the final spot. According to MarketsAndMarkets, the cloud computing market size is estimated to reach a staggering $947 billion by 2026, while the AI market is expected to increase to a whopping $309 billion, as per the study. Instead of looking at the two concepts as competing entities, however, technology leaders should focus on how AI and Cloud can work together to foster even greater innovation. 

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