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Password Security: More Than Simply Creating Better Passwords

By Erik Briceno

Password Security: More Than Simply Creating Better Passwords

Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a password that can’t be hacked. Phishing scams and malware infections are ongoing problems that get around passwords, and these serious cyberthreats are on the rise — quickly making traditional password security depreciated.

But the good news is, current efforts to phase out passwords are also giving rise to additional security methods that can (and should) be used in conjunction with standard account protection practices. Read on as we outline necessary steps to take in addition to simply coming up with a strong password.   Read more

The Importance of SIEM

By Erik Briceno

The Importance of SIEM

Security Information and Event Management, known as SIEM, is a security system that gathers data from a wide variety of sources to monitor, identify, record, and analyze security incidents within a real-time IT environment.

SIEM supplies the user with a comprehensive and centralized view of the security scenario of an IT infrastructure.

In other words, a SIEM paints the ultimate “big picture” of your cybersecurity situation — an early warning system that provides everything you need to troubleshoot and secure your IT environment. It’s a search-and-analyze tool that gives you the power to destroy threats.

A SIEM monitors logs and then reports suspicious events gathered from the extraordinary amount of data — far more than any human could analyze — generated by most businesses and organizations. It’s of key importance that as many of your log sources as possible are supported, because making your own connectors doesn’t scale well.   Read more

Phone App Security in 2022

By Erik Briceno

Phone App Security in 2022

Just because an application comes from an “official” store, doesn’t mean it’s safe. The Google Play Store has been in the news so many times now that their security policies have been called into question on multiple occasions.

Many of these apps are actually quite popular, and indeed even functional. They’re disguised as useful tools such as currency calculators and device cleaners and are further obfuscated by the fact that they actually work as advertised. They even have rather high review ratings. Lurking behind these applications however are many variants of malware.

So, if you can’t trust the stores and your device is pretty much useless without apps, how in the world do you discover and download apps safely? Here is some advice.   Read more

V2 Systems’ Managed Security Systems

By Erik Briceno

V2 Systems’ Managed Security Systems

We’ve posted plenty about the numerous benefits of IT managed services. From support services and data protection to network solutions, systems integration and more, an IT managed services provider takes a holistic approach to your technology needs. It’s essentially outsourced monitoring and management of all your cybersecurity systems and devices.

Today we’re giving readers a quick refresher on the specific types of managed security systems that V2 Systems has to offer.   Read more

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

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Password Security: More Than Simply Creating Better Passwords
Password Security: More Than Simply Creating Better Passwords
The Importance of SIEM
The Importance of SIEM
Phone App Security in 2022
Phone App Security in 2022
V2 Systems’ Managed Security Systems
V2 Systems’ Managed Security Systems
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