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Group Policy Analytics

STIGing Made Easy – Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Introduction This is John Barbare and I am a Sr Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. With my large customer base in the Microsoft Federal space and having to comply with internal security baselines ... continue reading
MEM Home

Attack Surface Reduction Rules – Warn Mode with MEM/M365 Defender

Introduction This is John Barbare and I am a Sr Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In a previous blog back in July, 2020, I walked through a demo of setting up an Attack ... continue reading
Open incident page

Microsoft 365 Defender – Investigating an Incident

Introduction  This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this blog I will go over the new unified Microsoft 365 Defender Security Portal and go into detail of ... continue reading
M365 Defender Incident Page

Microsoft 365 Defender Incident Overview

Introduction  This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this blog I will go over the Microsoft 365 Defender Security Portal and go into detail of the incident ... continue reading
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Importance of Browser Updates and Browser Based Security Controls

Introduction   This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. It has been a while since I have had time to sit down and write a security blog due to studying and making sure I ... continue reading
Azure Security Center / Azure Defender

Microsoft Secure Score Across the Microsoft Security Stack

Introduction This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this blog I will walk you through various Microsoft products from the Microsoft Security Stack and explain ... continue reading
Setting up Microsoft Defender for Endpoint in MEM

Microsoft Endpoint Manager: Enable Endpoint Protection

Introduction This is John Barbare and I am a Sr. Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps of configuring and enabling Microsoft Defender for Endpoint ... continue reading
About Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Microsoft Endpoint Manager – Creating a MDAV Policy

  IntroductionThis is John Barbare and I am a Sr Premier Field Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps of creating a Microsoft Defender Antivirus (MDAV) ... continue reading
Stopping Attacks by using MFA

Dharma Ransomware: Recovery and Preventative Measures

  This is John Barbare and I am a Sr Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In the last several months, I have been getting a lot of requests around certain Ransomware that steals credentials through targeting phishing campaigns, extracting credentials to get Domain Admin access, and then ... continue reading
Selecting M365 Azure AD

Microsoft Endpoint Manager – WIN 10 Auto Enrollment

Introduction This is John Barbare and I am a Sr Customer Engineer at Microsoft focusing on all things in the Cybersecurity space. In this tutorial I will walk you through the steps of enrolling a Windows Device in Microsoft Endpoint ... continue reading