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Information Systems and You: Utilizing the Proper Business Tools to Get the Job Done

By Erik Briceno

Information Systems and You: Utilizing the Proper Business Tools to Get the Job Done

The best information system solutions begin with a design based on the data requirements of your company. You also must consider how downtime, poor system performance, and lost information will affect the output of a group. A system that brings value to an organization is one that gets the job done properly and doesn’t burden your users with trivial system management tasks.   Read more

Why Your Business Needs a Meraki Advanced Security License

By Erik Briceno

Why Your Business Needs a Meraki Advanced Security License

When it comes to protecting your business from security threats, a unified threat management (UTM) service provides a simplified method that integrates multiple security services and features.

This type of service lets your business combine critical security features – such as intrusion detection and prevention, VPN, firewalling, content filtering and anti-phishing/anti-malware filtering — into a single solution designed for small and medium-sized organizations.

By utilizing a UTM, you won’t need on-premises network security appliances, but you’ll still have centralized control for building in-depth network security defense. You’ll even have protection against combined security threats, including malware and attacks that simultaneously target separate parts of your network.

With a UTM operated by a managed security services provider (MSSP), your business can maintain a hardened and compliant security posture by monitoring and managing all aspects of your security systems. Your network and assets will be continuously protected 24x7x365 with feeds from intelligence on current and emerging threats.   Read more

The Benefits of an MSSP in 2022

By Erik Briceno

The Benefits of an MSSP in 2022

It no longer matters what your company does. It doesn’t matter what your organization stands for. It doesn’t matter what you’re selling, or even if you’re selling anything. Today, we live in a world where literally everyone is online. Your company likely has at least some sort of internet presence, regardless of size. And because of that, cybersecurity is a sweeping issue that now affects us all — no matter how much one might think otherwise.

The majority of businesses don’t have the time or the cash flow needed to focus on cybersecurity by themselves — not if they hope to focus on what they’re actually trying to do. That’s where a managed security service provider is meant to come in.   Read more

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By Erik Briceno

Remote Work Security in 7 Steps

With the majority of employees continuing to work remotely, every business needs a plan for providing those workers with the IT tech support they need to do their jobs. Security concerns should be at the top of that planning list for your remote workforce.

As mobile technology and network infrastructure continue to progress, so do the variety of threats to IT environments and sensitive information. That’s a particular concern when employees work outside the office — whether they’re teleworking or traveling.

While working from home or other remote locations provides numerous benefits for both the employees and the company, it also comes with numerous risks of cyberattacks. To reduce these potential problems, companies should focus on securing data access rather than the hardware itself — particularly when employees use their own devices.

When it comes to providing the IT support your remote workforce needs, follow these best practices.   Read more

When Should You Outsource? Now.

By Erik Briceno

When Should You Outsource? Now.

We’ve written numerous articles on the benefits of outsourcing before. But now, especially considering everything going on in the world, a partnership between your organization and your managed services provider ultimately frees your staff to remain focused on your vision and allows you to stay committed to fulfilling it. By partnering with an IT managed services provider, the result is a successful two-pronged strategy: a large reduction of overhead costs, as well as an increase in employee productivity.   Read more

Domain Hijacking: Protect Your Website and Your Reputation

By Erik Briceno

Domain Hijacking: Protect Your Website and Your Reputation

In our previous article on Domain Name System (DNS) Infrastructure Hijacking — or simply referred to as domain hijacking or DNS hijacking — we discussed the various areas in an organization’s infrastructure that are often left vulnerable and open to exploitation from outside actors. Today we’ll be discussing the ways you can protect and mitigate these DNS vulnerabilities.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Domain Hijacking: Redirecting Your Visitors into the Hands of Criminals

Cyber criminals are increasingly relying on legitimate and well-established domains to carry out their maliciousness on the internet. Because of a recent sharp increase in business email compromises (BEC), there has been a major uptick in domain hijacking as well.

What is domain hijacking and how does it affect your business? How does it occur? In our multi-part series on DNS hijacking, we answer these questions, as well as provide you with mitigations for various attack vectors.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Your Organization Needs ATP Right Now

Advanced Threat Protection, or ATP, is a suite of options that provides an additional layer of defense for businesses and organizations to protect against constantly evolving cyberthreats designed to thwart traditional security solutions.

An ATP solution allows companies to defend against sophisticated malware or hacking-based attacks that target their sensitive data. With an ATP, you can leverage enterprise technology to achieve the most effective security solution, because firewalls and antivirus packages are not enough to protect a network.   Read more

Concerned About Russia/Ukraine Spillover, CISA Urges Businesses to Take Precautions

By Erik Briceno

Concerned About Russia/Ukraine Spillover, CISA Urges Businesses to Take Precautions

In our previous post, we shared the joint advisory issued from the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). Today we’re delving into the key sections of the advisory that CISA outlines specifically to mitigate cybersecurity threats from WhisperGate and HermeticWiper caused by spillover. Here are a few items from the list that require special attention.   Read more

The Russian Attack on Ukraine Put U.S. Businesses at Risk

By Erik Briceno

The Russian Attack on Ukraine Put U.S. Businesses at Risk

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, government officials here in the U.S. are warning organizations nationwide to prepare for possible retaliation from Russia and associated cybercriminal gangs. Regardless of whether you work with the government and/or are part of the supply chain, everyone is at risk.

Here is a rundown of the joint alert and a summary of what all businesses and organizations need to be aware of right now.   Read more

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Information Systems and You: Utilizing the Proper Business Tools to Get the Job Done
Information Systems and You: Utilizing the Proper Business Tools to Get the Job Done
Why Your Business Needs a Meraki Advanced Security License
Why Your Business Needs a Meraki Advanced Security License
The Benefits of an MSSP in 2022
The Benefits of an MSSP in 2022
V2Systems-Remote Work Security (updated)-April2022-Blog1-Pic1
Remote Work Security in 7 Steps
When Should You Outsource? Now.
When Should You Outsource? Now.
Domain Hijacking: Protect Your Website and Your Reputation
Domain Hijacking: Protect Your Website and Your Reputation
Domain Hijacking: Redirecting Your Visitors into the Hands of Criminals
Your Organization Needs ATP Right Now
Concerned About Russia/Ukraine Spillover, CISA Urges Businesses to Take Precautions
Concerned About Russia/Ukraine Spillover, CISA Urges Businesses to Take Precautions
The Russian Attack on Ukraine Put U.S. Businesses at Risk
The Russian Attack on Ukraine Put U.S. Businesses at Risk