Ingram Leedy

Ingram Leedy

If you are looking for someone who lives on the leading edge of technology innovation, Ingram Leedy has a unique ability to predict the future digital trends.

As CEO of Protected Trust, he is helping business leaders see the world in new ways by connecting people and technology to achieve more.

Recent posts by Ingram Leedy

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What is your company's Security Score?

By Ingram Leedy on May 18, 2020 12:32:14 PM

Have you ever wished that you could have a digital security expert at your fingertips to review and personally walk you through improving the security inside your Office 365 environment?

Perhaps you haven’t thought of this, and now you are wondering if your Office 365 environment is as secure as you thought it was. Maybe you haven’t taken a thorough look at the Office 365 Security Center. Is it massive? Yes. Effective? Absolutely! Easy to navigate and understand? Umm… not so much.

The Office 365 Security Center may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t need to be.

Get your Security Score

Thanks to the artificial intelligence (AI) you can review and grade your organization for any possible security vulnerabilities with a new tool called Secure Score.  Secure Score will give you a security score and highlight exactly how to fix any issues.  

Join Solutions Architect Sean Jacobs as he walks you through Secure Score in the first part video overview that shows you how to get your own Security Score.

A Roadmap to Security

We also understand that the journey to effective digital security doesn’t end with Secure Score. In addition to personal consultations, Sean has put together a course called the Security Roadmap. This service gives Office 365 administrators the knowledge they need to navigate from having no digital security to setting up the ideal secure environment. You can work at your own pace and it’s entirely free.

Want to learn how to secure your organization? Sign up for the Security Roadmap at and start protecting your organization today.  

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Introducing Surface Go 2 and Surface Book 3

By Ingram Leedy on May 6, 2020 11:01:12 AM

Surface Go 2 keeps the same thin, lightweight design as the original, but now offers a larger 10.5-inch PixelSense display, improved battery life and a model with up to 64% faster performance. Also, for the first time, it comes with 8th Generation Intel® Core™ M options.  Studio Mics have been added along with a dual microphone solution to increase voice clarity and reduce background noise for Teams meetings or video chats. A 5MP front-facing camera delivers sharp video even in low light. A new Camera app for the rear-facing camera as also been added to make it easy to scan documents and whiteboards from meetings.  You can personalize your Surface Go with Type Covers, Sleeves and accessories in a variety of colors, including Platinum, Black, Poppy Red, and Ice Blue. Surface Go 2 starts at $399 and will be available starting May 12.

New Security Alert and How to Reduce Vulnerability to Attacks on Microsoft 365

By Ingram Leedy on May 4, 2020 3:13:56 PM

Companies are rapidly changing their collaboration capabilities to allow remote working needs for employees, but many may not be fully considering the basic security configurations.

See how Sean Jacobs (Protected Trust) steps us thru the common and recommended settings.

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Trick to Add Custom Background to Teams Video Calls Discovered

By Ingram Leedy on Apr 20, 2020 2:33:32 PM

Microsoft Teams has recently introduced background replacement for video calls and conferences.  Is your room a mess? Are you in a distracting environment? Fix it by adding one of 24 backgrounds that virtually replace your real background.  Currently, there is not a native way in the Teams application to add your own custom background, but we have found a way to add it outside of the application.  If you'd like to add your own custom image for your Teams video calls, watch our How To video.

Remote Podcast #2 Highlights: Zoom Hijacking, Microsoft Teams, and Managed Modern Workplace

By Ingram Leedy on Apr 13, 2020 1:45:39 PM

Has your Zoom meeting been hijacked? In this week's Remote Podcast highlight video, we discuss the security issues found in the conferencing software Zoom and whether the same security issues can be exploited in Microsoft Teams. Finally we discuss the role managed modern workplace consultants have in the modern office and whether or not it is the right choice for your business.

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CFOs looking to make remote work more permanent following COVID-19

By Ingram Leedy on Apr 6, 2020 11:06:17 AM

The flood gates have been opened. Businesses that once asserted they could not operate with remote employees have been forced to find ways to make it work.*  There is no doubt that many of these new remote employees will want to continue to work remotely once normalcy returns.  Will we see businesses increase work from home adoption?  This is the topic of discussion in this podcast.
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Is the New Work from Home Reality a Problem for Managers?

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 31, 2020 4:33:15 PM

As we enter into a new week of self-isolation, many businesses across the country are starting to settle into this new work from home reality. While the struggle to ensure employees have the proper equipment to work from home is finally dying down, a new question is emerging.  "Now that our employees can work from home, how can we tell they are actually working?"  In this Podcast episode, we discuss this management issue and the results may not be entirely what you'd expect.

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The Coronavirus is a Breeding Ground for New Phishing Attacks

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 20, 2020 10:06:50 AM

Just because businesses are taking a break to protect their employees and customers from possible coronavirus infections doesn’t mean that cybercriminals are going to stop. In fact, recent phishing attacks have started to leverage current events to scare potential victims into clicking on malware links and attachments.

Topics: Stay Secure
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Companies to Rethink Remote Work in Light of Coronavirus Crisis

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 19, 2020 9:37:54 AM

The whole “work from home” thing has really caught on in recent years. Employers have used remote work policies as a way to cut costs, increase employee happiness, and deepen their talent pool. Now, some companies are turning to work from home policies for another reason: to avoid a public health crisis from the recent coronavirus outbreak.

Topics: News Misc
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Are You Eligible for Microsoft 365 Government Software?

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 18, 2020 8:18:02 AM

Did you know that there’s a special version of Microsoft 365 for government agencies and employees? This special edition of Microsoft Office 365 is available to select government agencies and entities that handle data subject to certain government regulations/requirements.

Topics: Modern Tools
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What is Phishing and How Can You Stop It?

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 17, 2020 10:04:06 AM

In a few recent video blogs, the Protected Trust team has discussed the issue of phishing and how it affects companies of all sizes. In these videos, we showcased a few different examples of email phishing that have succeeded before.

Topics: Stay Secure
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Why organizations should not want to survive, but thrive

By Ingram Leedy on Mar 12, 2020 11:09:23 AM

There’s an old saying: “Nothing ventured, nothing gained.” In other words, if you don’t take risks, you won’t earn many worthwhile accomplishments. However, it’s often hard for people to take risks—especially when they’re in a big business where a lot of people’s livelihoods ride on these risks. The thing is, every decision is a risk.

Topics: Empower Your Business New Ways to Work

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