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Abusing Microsoft Office Using Malicious Web Archive Files

In November of 2021, we described several techniques used by attackers to deliver malware through infected Microsoft Office files. In addition to exploits like CVE-2021-40444, these infected documents frequently abuse VBA (Visual Basic for Applications) to execute their techniques, regardless of the final payload. Attackers also often use extra layers of protection to evade signature-based detections, like constructing PowerShell scripts and WMI namespaces at runtime, as done by Emotet.

Use Egnyte To Reduce Content Sprawl in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams has exploded in popularity in recent years, going from 2 million users in 2017 to roughly 250 million today. That growth is due in no small part to the disruptions caused by the global pandemic, with employees working from home and still needing to collaborate.

Securing your M365 journey: Stopping the additional 30% of email security risks

The way in which we respond to email security risks needs to change. It’s no longer a case of reinforcing the network perimeter. The risks are now far more complex and nuanced, driven by human behaviour. From every conversation we have, Security and IT leaders tell us that people: These are a combination of both inbound and outbound threats but what they have in common is that they are human-activated risks – there’s a person behind each of them.

Locate and Protect GDPR-Related Sensitive Data in SharePoint

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) established rules for handling personal information in the EU. And with strict penalties for noncompliance, it puts the onus on businesses like yours to know where all their GDPR-related data is located and how it’s treated.

How to Achieve Desired State Configuration without Managing PowerShell Code

Back in 2008, Microsoft added a new technology to PowerShell and named it Desired State Configuration or DSC. In essence, DSC is the framework that delivers and gives the user tools to maintain configuration. Desired State Configuration allows you to define your environment’s aspired state with a simple declarative syntax that has been added into the PowerShell script. It is then assigned to each target server in your environment.

The ultimate Microsoft 365 management and security tool

The hybrid work environment is a significant and challenging change we have embraced in the past two years due to the pandemic. And Microsoft 365 continues to be the most commonly chosen cloud-based work suite with 50.2 million users around the world. With cloud-based products, all we need is internet connectivity. The people, files and data we work with travel with us, irrespective of where we work from. Microsoft 365 comes with a wide array of features to simplify collaboration and communication.

Malicious Office Documents: Multiple Ways to Deliver Payloads

Several malware families are distributed via Microsoft Office documents infected with malicious VBA code, such as Emotet, IceID, Dridex, and BazarLoader. We have also seen many techniques employed by attackers when it comes to infected documents, such as the usage of PowerShell and WMI to evade signature-based threat detection. In this blog post, we will show three additional techniques attackers use to craft malicious Office documents.

Discover PII Data in Microsoft Exchange Online With Egnyte

Your organization runs on information, and much of that information is sensitive. You need consistent governance policies to protect users and data, but just protecting files is not enough. You also need to be able to scan your documents quickly and easily to find personally identifiable information (PII). More than three-quarters of companies have files housed in email repositories, and these often contain customer PII, health records, and other sensitive information.

How to Detect Office 365 Anomalies Using SIEM

Microsoft Office 365 (also known as Microsoft 365 or Office 365) is a cloud-based service that enables online collaboration and real-time data sharing via Microsoft solutions such as SharePoint, MS Teams, and OneDrive. Microsoft Office 365 brings together familiar Microsoft Office desktop applications together with business-class email, shared calendars, instant messaging, video conferencing, and file sharing, making it an integral part for many in times of pandemic.