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TWO BLOKES AND A MIC!

By Ramin Keyvan and Dan Hinde
Weekly episodes of useful hints, tips, recommendations to help business owners make better decisions about what products, services etc. to use to help their companies grow.
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TBAAM -- MICROSOFT 365 -- WHAT IS IN THOSE BUNDLES?
Microsoft 365 offers a lot of bundles and options. But what do you get for the money? We unpack the mystery of Microsoft's marketing. Below is a link to their comparison webpage so you can check it out for yourself. https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/business/compare-all-microsoft-365-business-products As always, please like and subscribe to our channel and click on that Bell icon so you know when we release new content. Thanks for your time and attention! Ramin and Dan Two Blokes and a Mic! #Microsoft #Office365 #Microsoft365 #exchangeserver #exchangeonline #microsoftteams #microsoftoutlook #microsoftazure
17:45
April 21, 2021
TBAAM -- SPLASHTOP BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT (V2)
NOTE: The original version had a bit of noise and static at 11:56. This version has been cleaned up.    SPLASHTOP BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT!   We are very pleased to have Victor Chin, Director of Product at Splashtop, a premier remote access service provider.  Victor leads product development at Splashtop. He has been at Splashtop for over 13 years and in the engineering and development industry for over 25 years, including companies such as Intel and HP.   We have a great discussion about Splashtop, its history as a company, its current offerings, and a glimpse into the forthcoming roadmap.   Join us as we dive deep into Splashtop!   WELCOME VICTOR!!   You can find the latest Splashtop features here: https://www.splashtop.com/splashtop-new-features-q1-2021   You can find industry specific case studies here: https://www.splashtop.com/case-studies   You can find Splashtop compliancy declarations here: https://www.splashtop.com/compliance   As always, please take a look, let us know what you think, click on the Bell icon so you know when we have released a new video and subscribe to our channel. It really helps us out!   Thank you so very much for you time and consideration!  Let us know your comments below. We want to hear from you!   Thanks!   Dan and Ramin  Two Blokes and a Mic!   #remoteaccess #VPN #soc2 #GDPR #CCPA #PCI #HIPAA #FERPA #COMPLIANCE #phishing #cybersecurity #hacking #malware #cyberattack #cybercrime #ransomware #security #infosec #hacker #hackers #informationsecurity #ethicalhacking #cybersecurityawareness #cyber #internet #datasecurity #technology #instagram #windows #privacy #firewall #spyware #dataprotection #metasploit #linux #microsoft #bhfyp #dataprivacy
31:20
April 1, 2021
TBAAM SPLASHTOP BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT AND INTERVIEW
SPLASHTOP BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT!   We are very pleased to have Victor Chin, Director of Product at Splashtop, a premier remote access service provider.   Victor leads product development at Splashtop. He has been at Splashtop for over 13 years and in the engineering and development industry for over 25 years, including companies such as Intel and HP.   We have a great discussion about Splashtop, its history as a company, its current offerings, and a glimpse into the forthcoming roadmap.   Join us as we dive deep into Splashtop!   WELCOME VICTOR!!   You can find industry specific case studies here: https://www.splashtop.com/case-studies  You can find Splashtop compliancy declarations here: https://www.splashtop.com/compliance  As always, please take a look, let us know what you think, click on the Bell icon so you know when we have released a new video and subscribe to our channel. It really helps us out!   Thank you so very much for you time and consideration!  Let us know your comments below.  We want to hear from you!   Thanks!   Dan and Ramin  Two Blokes and a Mic!   #remoteaccess #VPN #soc2 #GDPR #CCPA #PCI #HIPAA #FERPA #COMPLIANCE #phishing #cybersecurity #hacking #malware #cyberattack #cybercrime #ransomware #security #infosec #hacker #hackers #informationsecurity #ethicalhacking #cybersecurityawareness #cyber #internet #datasecurity #technology #instagram #windows #privacy #firewall #spyware #dataprotection #metasploit #linux #microsoft #bhfyp #dataprivacy
31:23
March 29, 2021
TBAAM -- TECH NEWS FOR THE WEEK OF 12MAR2021
CHROME UPDATES, STARLINK IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND MORE!   Take a listen and let us know if you have any questions at all!   Link to Starlink website: https://starlink.com/  Stay safe out there!   Thanks for watching!  Dan and Ramin Two Blokes and a Mic!   #phishing #cybersecurity #hacking #malware #cyberattack #cybercrime #ransomware #security #infosec #hacker #hackers #informationsecurity #ethicalhacking #cybersecurityawareness #cyber #internet #datasecurity #technology #instagram #windows #privacy #firewall #spyware #dataprotection #metasploit #linux #microsoft #bhfyp
14:37
March 15, 2021
TBAAM DATA PRIVACY IN THE AGE OF FACEBOOK AND IPHONES
Our first video of 2021!   Data Privacy....IT'S A THING!   We discuss how you can best protect yourself and your private data from the likes of FaceBook and other data miners. This is important!   As always, please take a look, let us know what you think, click on the Bell icon so you know when we have released a new video and subscribe to our channel. It really helps us out!   Thank you so very much for you time and consideration! Let us know your comments below. We want to hear for you!   Thanks!   Dan and Ramin Two Blokes and a Mic!   #phishing #cybersecurity #hacking #malware #cyberattack #cybercrime #ransomware #security #infosec #hacker #hackers #informationsecurity #ethicalhacking #cybersecurityawareness #cyber #internet #datasecurity #technology #instagram #windows #privacy #firewall #spyware #dataprotection #metasploit #linux #microsoft #bhfyp #dataprivacy
24:04
March 3, 2021
TBAAM -- PHISHING FOLLOW UP!
OUR LAST VIDEO OF 2020…FINALLY UPLOADED!   HERE IN OUR FINAL 2020 VIDEO, DAN AND I TALK ABOUT HOW TO KEEP YOURSELF SAFE IN THE TIME OF MASS ATTEMPTS TO GET ACCESS TO YOUR NETWORKS AND YOUR DATA.  WE TALK ABOUT HOW TO KEEP YOUR NETWORKS SAFE BY TRAINING YOUR PEOPLE TO AVOID THE TEMPTATION TO CLICK ON EVERYTHING THAT POPS UP IN THEIR INBOX!   WE TALK AT LENGTH ABOUT SECURITY TRAINING AND HOW TO GO ABOUT ROLLING IT OUT ACROSS YOUR ENTERPRISE.   AS PROMISED THE LINKS TO OUR ORIGINAL “GONE PHISHING” EPISODE IS BELOW:   https://youtu.be/JqF-Q11VBps    ALSO, HERE IS THE LINK TO KNOWBE4’S WEBSITE:  Https://knowbe4.com/  AND THEIR PRICING PAGE:  https://www.knowbe4.com/pricing-kevin-mitnick-security-awareness-training AS ALWAYS,  PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK AND WHAT ELSE YOU WOULD LIKE US TO PRODUCE FOR YOU.   THANKS AS ALWAYS FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION!   DAN AND RAMIN TWO BLOKES AND A MIC!   #phishing #cybersecurity #hacking #malware #cyberattack #cybercrime #ransomware #security #infosec #hacker #hackers #informationsecurity #ethicalhacking #cybersecurityawareness #cyber #internet #datasecurity #technology #instagram #windows #privacy #firewall #spyware #dataprotection #metasploit #linux #microsoft #bhfyp
21:52
March 1, 2021
THE INTERNET IS FOREVER!
 Everything you do on the internet has a very, very long life, so think long and hard about what you are saying and posting. It makes a difference!   So watch and be warned and be educated! It is important!   Thanks for watching!   Please like and subscribe to our channel.   Ramin and Dan  Two Blokes and a Mic!   #changeyourpassword #carefulwhatyoupost #youarebeingtracked #phishing #cybersecurity #hacking #malware #cyberattack #cybercrime #ransomware #security #infosec #hacker #hackers #informationsecurity #ethicalhacking #cybersecurityawareness #cyber #internet #datasecurity #technology #instagram #windows #privacy #firewall #spyware #dataprotection #metasploit #linux #microsoft #bhfyp
19:15
January 25, 2021
TBAAM -- HYLYT HIGHLIGHT VIDEO
Sometimes, a product or service comes along that actually changes the way you do things in a very positive manner. Such a product is HyLyt from Sociorac (https://hylyt.co/). This is a product that can bring all of your inbound and outbound communications, intelligently, into one easy to use interface. Please watch, and take a look their website and let us know your thoughts! Thanks for watching and thank you Rajat Singhania for taking the time to be on our show! Dan and Ramin Two Blokes and a Mic!
32:33
January 11, 2021
TBAAM HAPPY HOLIDAYS YEAR IN REVIEW
#HAPPYHOLIDAYS #YEARINREVIEW    Happy holidays from Dan and Ramin.  Thank you for your time and attention over the past few months.  This is a quick review of what we have done this year and what we have planned for the upcoming months.   From our homes to yours:  Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Take care of yourselves and let's have some fun in 21!   Sincerely,   Ramin and Dan  Two Blokes and a Mic!
17:00
December 26, 2020
TBAAM -- GONE PHISHING!
PHISHING! No, it has nothing to do with putting a worm on a hook and angling for fish. It has to do with trying to trick you into divulging pertinent information about yourself via electronic communications. So listen and be warned and be educated! It is important! Thanks for listening! Please like and subscribe to our channel. Ramin and Dan Two Blokes and a Mic! #phishing #cybersecurity #hacking #malware #cyberattack #cybercrime #ransomware #security #infosec #hacker #hackers #informationsecurity #ethicalhacking #cybersecurityawareness #cyber #internet #datasecurity #technology #instagram #windows #privacy #firewall #spyware #dataprotection #metasploit #linux #microsoft #bhfyp #computersecurity
14:40
November 10, 2020
TBAAM ARE YOUR HR POLICIES STANDARDIZED
#HR #POLICIES #PROCEDURES #ONBOARDING #OFFBOARDING #ITSUPPORT  Are your HR Policies standardized? Does your HR department work closely with hiring managers and your IT department?   If not, here is why you need to make this a priority in your organization now!  Please let us know if you have any questions or comments.   Thanks for watching!  Ramin and Dan  Two Blokes and a Mic!
14:22
November 2, 2020
TBAAM -- LEO MANZIONE -- BUSINESS HIGHLIGHT
Leo Manzione...Business Coach Exrtraordinaire!  We have the great pleasure of interviewing someone who is very good at what they do....and what he does is help business owners comprehend their weaknesses, their strengths and how to make their businesses work for them, instead of the other way around!   Please help us welcome Leo to the Two Blokes and a Mic studio and we look forward to having him back for other episodes in the very near future!   Thanks for listening!  Two Blokes and a Mic!  Ramin and Dan
28:45
October 26, 2020
TBAAM WHY DOES MY ISP WIFI SUCK?
This is a question we get a lot from our clients who are working from home and who are trying to get reliable performance from the wifi connection on their ISP modem.   There are some network basics that if you actually implement, you will have a much better experience while on the internet.  Take a listen here and let us know what you think. What have been your experiences? Good, bad or indifferent.  As always, thank you for your time and your support!  Cheers, Dan and Ramin Two Blokes and a Mic!
16:39
October 12, 2020
TBAAM -- FUN FACT FRIDAY #4
Another complete waste of your time by Dan and Ramin at Two Blokes and a Mic! Enjoy and let us know what you think. Thanks! Ramin and Dan Two Blokes and a Mic!
22:51
September 22, 2020
TBAAM -- MFA AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
MFA -- MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION What is it and why is it important to you and your organization?  We explain all in this video.  Please like, subscribe and let us know what you think.  THANKS FOR WATCHING!  Ramin and Dan Two Blokes and a Mic!
13:36
September 19, 2020
TBAAM -- FUN FACT FRIDAY #2
FUN FACT FRIDAY #2!!   WORMHOLES, THE VOID OF SPACE AND STRANGE LAWS FROM THE EASTERN SEABOARD!   Come join us for another episode the strange, weird and the absurd!   HUMAN TRAVERSABLE WORMHOLES:  https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=24196052   GOOGLE CAREER CERTIFICATES:  https://grow.google/certificates/   As always please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE and let us know what else you want us to talk about.   Thanks very much!   Dan and Ramin Two Blokes and a Mic!   You can find this episode and all the others as PodCasts at: https://anchor.fm/tbaam/  We are on all the major PodCast platforms for your convenience!
20:12
September 8, 2020
TBAAM -- WHY IS CUSTOMER SERVICE SO IMPORTANT NOW?
Customer Service!   It has always been important. But during the time of COVID-19 it has become even more important.  Many companies think that support is that ugly thing that costs them money but during this lock-down, how you respond electronically to your clients is going to determine if you thrive at the end of 2021 OR NOT!   Please watch and let us know how you are improving your customer service game.    As always please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE and let us know what else you want us to talk about.   Thanks very much!   Dan and Ramin  Two Blokes and a Mic!   You can find this episode and all the others as PodCasts at: https://anchor.fm/tbaam/  We are on all the major PodCast platforms for your convenience!
18:03
September 8, 2020
FUN FACT FRIDAY NUMBER 1
From butt shaped robots to frogs that hold their pee for 8 months...  Welcome the first ever: FUN FACTS FRIDAY!   These are going to happen every week just so that we can all have a laugh.  Join us and let us know about fun and obscure trivia you know!   Thanks for watching and as always, LIKE and SUBSCRIBE!   Thanks!  Ramin and Dan  Two Blokes and a Mic!
18:20
August 30, 2020
VPNs, PASSWORD MANAGERS AND ALL THAT JAZZ!
Why should I use a VPN?  Traceability.  You may not be doing anything nefarious but it's not just big government that is collecting data on you.   Geo blocking   Some websites won't work in your country.   Security  If you are using an open/public wifi then with the right tools your traffic can be monitored and in some cases passwords nabbed.  HTTPS has been a great boon for security but it only goes so far.  A VPN will add to your security by encrypting your internet traffic (all of it, not just web surfing) and you will have less concerns about anyone sniffing traffic or intercepting or even redirecting traffic.   Leading players are:  Express VPN  https://www.expressvpn.com/  Nord VPN  https://nordvpn.com/  Tunnel Bear  https://www.tunnelbear.com/  Surf Shark  https://surfshark.com/  IP Vanish  https://www.ipvanish.com/  Cyber Ghost https://www.cyberghostvpn.com/  Private Internet Access https://www.privateinternetaccess.com/   Password managers   Now for a moment let's not state the obvious, that it's more secure than a PostIt note stuck to your screen or under your keyboard.  Let's also not even go to the "using the same password everywhere".  One thing. All the password managers have multi-factor authentication.  That means, not only your password to get in but also a rotating code that changes frequently and/or biometric access.  Oh and many of them are free for home use!  They make money by selling security packages to companies who want to make sure their staff are protected.   Links;   LastPass https://www.lastpass.com/  Dashlane https://www.dashlane.com/  1password https://1password.com/  Keeper https://www.keepersecurity.com/   There are plenty of others but these in our opinion are the leading contenders.   Thanks for your time!  Dan and Ramin  Two Blokes and a Mic!
23:25
July 6, 2020
TBAAM -- SECURITY BASICS
What can we do to protect ourselves?   These are the top things you need;  AntiVirus - Make sure it's EDR at a minimum   Backup - Make sure it's backing up offsite.   Updates for OS and Apps - If you need to automate this there are tools.   Password Manager - Keep your passwords in a secure location that is encrypted and has MFA to protect it. Not only that but it can generate very complex passwords for you without the need for you to remember them or heaven forbid, write them on a post it note stuck to your monitor... you know who you are...   DNS Filter - OpenDNS is still free.  Configure your router so it points to this service and you'll have another layer of protection for really not much work.   Education, Education, Education - Forget location, that's passé!   Get suspicious! - A little paranoia goes a long way.  Don't click on links in emails. Instead open a browser and type in the address (assuming you trust that email in the first place) When in doubt, ask!  Some one asking you to send money that you weren't expecting? Or your boss asking you to buy gift cards? ASK! Start a NEW email or pick up the phone.  A website from CIA, Microsoft, IRS, etc is asking you to call a number?   NO!   They just aren't going to ask that. Now if you are convinced that it's legit, go independently to their website and find their phone number and call that. Does the number match to their website? What's the email domain name that your email came from? Are there spelling mistakes?   Finally one that we have seen SOOOOOO many times.  Here's the format;   "I have hacked you computer. I have been monitoring you.  I will tell everyone what you have been doing. etc etc."   They might have one of your old (or possibly even current) passwords and your email to make it seem more legit! Argh you might be thinking...  What has happened is that one of the big data pools that was stolen from some of the companies that were breached has been sold to an extortioner.    Example: The Yahoo breach a few years back resulted in ALL of Yahoo's clients information being stolen.  That's 3 BILLION accounts.   Yes that's Billion with a B!   What did they steal? You email address and your password for the most part.  So that database that was stolen can be used to try and scare people into thinking that they HAVE hacked your computer.  After all that password WAS legit (maybe it still is?!?).  Best solution here is to delete the email. Make sure that the password referenced in the email is not used in any of your accounts.    See your password manager that you should have setup by now.   Stay safe out there! Thanks for listening!  Ramin and Dan  Two Blokes and a Mic!
19:50
July 5, 2020
TBAAM -- ANTI VIRUS AND EDR
Hi There,   We recorded this just before the long Memorial Day Weekend.  The discussion in this episode is about Anti Virus, a bit of its history and the latest developments and why you should make sure you are protecting your data. Dan and I go into some depth about the history and progression of the industry and where we are today and what you can do to protect yourself these days.   Thanks a bunch!   Ramin and Dan   Two Blokes and a Mic! ====  LINKS TO THE PRODUCTS WE MENTIONED:   The New guys:  Carbon Black https://www.carbonblack.com/   SentinelOne https://www.sentinelone.com/   Cylance https://www.cylance.com/   Deep Instinct https://www.deepinstinct.com/    The Old Guys:  Sophos https://www.sophos.com/   Malwarebytes https://www.malwarebytes.com/   BitDefender https://www.bitdefender.com/
16:26
July 4, 2020
TBAAM -- DATA BACKUPS AND WHY YOU NEED THEM
A great episode regarding the use of data backups to protect your end users and your company's vital data. Most companies that lose their most important data due to hardware for services failure of some kind will struggle rebuild that data store of internal and customer facing content, which will very negatively impact the health and future of the company. We make several suggestions below of currently available technologies and service providers to choose from. Please take a look and let us know if you have any questions. Cheers, Dan and Ramin Two Blokes and a Mic! ========= Datto  IMO the best backup option out there.  Provides actual DR.  Virtual machines created as part of the backup process.  Failure? Spin up the that last backup which is just the same as turning on a VM! Amazing. There is now a direct to cloud option for Windows workstations.   We are waiting for them to offer this for Servers and Mac but as of now without thew on premise hardware (which is considerably more expensive) the only options for Mac and Servers is File only backup. https://www.datto.com   Acronis  One of the oldest and most trusted backup companies for imaged based backups.  Cloud offerings are a bit expensive. Otherwise golden. https://www.acronis.com   Carbonite  Again one of the oldest direct to cloud offerings.  Many offerings including HIPAA. Reporting needs more work. Can be inexpensive.  https://partners.carbonite.com/siliconvalleysystems   iDrive Backup  Solution based on size of your backups.  Right now giving a lot of space for a very low price. They even offer image based backups.  https://www.idrive.com/p=svsys   iBackup   Cloud based backup solution for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android devices. HIPAA, SOX, FINRA/SEC compliant. NOTE: We have not tried this one ourselves. We will do so and provide a review in another video shortly. https://www.ibackup.com/     Crashplan  File only backup option. No frills and decent price. Has a "Pro-E" Enterprise version for businesses. https://www.crashplan.com   MozyPro File only backup option. No frills and decent price. https://www.mozypro.com   Windows backup - new and improved! Traditionally was used as an on premise image based backup. Some of the new iterations now offer cloud based storage, typically to "One Drive". To be honest most people completely ignore this now as there are a huge number of options for backup and if it is used then it's in a secondary capacity.
27:31
July 4, 2020
TBAAM -- WELCOME EPISODE
We welcome you to our podcast and its matching YouTube channel. Please join us as we help business owners navigate all of the things they need to know to grow their companies. We welcome your input and your comments. Let's have some fun together! Cheers, Dan and Ramin Two Blokes and a Mic!
02:52
July 4, 2020