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By Erik Briceno

Sticking with remote work? Make these 7 steps part of your new normal.

It comes as no surprise that remote working has seen a sharp rise in recent years, something that was taking place even before the pandemic. However, with so many employees working remotely, every business needs a plan for providing those workers with the IT 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 whenever 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 increased data security risks. To reduce these potential problems, companies should focus on securing data access rather than the hardware itself — particularly when employees use their own devices.

In order to properly provide the IT support your remote workforce needs, follow these best practices:   Read more

V2 Systems Is Now ITAR Registered. What does this mean for you?

By Erik Briceno

Your organization needs to be ITAR compliant. We can help.

Last year in 2020, V2 Systems became ITAR registered, and we posted an article about what that means for you as a valued V2 partner. Today we’ll cover ITAR a bit more, give you a brief overview over its primary components and explain how your organization can become ITAR compliant. And yes, you definitely need to be compliant. There are stiff penalties if you’re not.   Read more

An Offensive Approach to Malware Prevention

By V2 Systems

An Offensive Approach to Malware Prevention

When it comes to preventing malware, there’s one key component that has more impact than any other when it comes to keeping your computer, or any device, safe: you. You don’t need expert knowledge or special training. You just need vigilance to avoid downloading and installing anything you do not understand or trust, no matter how tempting.

To avoid malware, the best defense is a good offense. In today’s blog, we’re providing a refresher on how to take a more offensive approach to malware.   Read more

target board with darts

By Erik Briceno

Your DoD Cyberscore and You

If you’re a government contractor, you’re probably at least partially familiar with NIST 800-171. Even if you don’t have every detail completely memorized, the vast majority of your cyber hygiene policies should be coming directly from NIST guidelines.

To assist in maintaining compliance with what’s outlined in NIST 800-171, we’ve been guiding several of our contractors with the intricacies of the NIST 800-171 “scorecard.” Supplier Performance Risk System, or SPRS, is essentially a score that reflects the contractor’s accomplishment of the NIST cybersecurity requirements. Here are the basics of how it works.   Read more

It’s 2021. Isn’t it about time to start outsourcing your IT?

By Erik Briceno

It’s 2021. Isn’t it about time to start outsourcing your IT?

2020 was a chaotic time, but it’s a brand new year. It’s still chaotic in many ways, but change is inevitable no matter how consistent things may seem. The way a company handles that change can mean the difference between success and failure.

One of the biggest changes you can make is deciding to outsource your IT support. As far as changes go, it’s definitely one of the better ones. It can improve performance measures in terms of cost, quality, service and speed. To ensure the change is made smoothly, you need to look for a managed service provider who will work to understand your company and analyze your needs, and then translate those objectives and processes into solutions that span the lifecycle of your entire IT infrastructure.   Read more

Want to reduce overhead costs and increase employee productivity? Partner with an IT managed services provider.

By Erik Briceno

Want to reduce overhead costs and increase employee productivity? Partner with an IT managed services provider.

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 end result is a successful two-pronged strategy: a large reduction of overhead costs, as well as an increase in employee productivity. Here’s a brief look at how that is.   Read more

Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.

By Erik Briceno

Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.

If you’re like many organizations right now, you’ve probably embraced a work-from-home policy. But are you implementing it securely? Enabling workers to access the systems and data they need from home can create a wide range of cyber risks that attackers can be quick to exploit. Here are some of the most critical vulnerabilities that enterprises of all sizes need to watch out for.   Read more

Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic

By Erik Briceno

Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic

For those who celebrate, it’s that time of year again — a time for decorations, eating food that you normally wouldn’t, and of course, maxing out credit cards on holiday shopping for gifts or the aforementioned expenditures. But with many of us doing both our shopping and our working from home this year due to COVID-19, the environment in 2020 poses an even greater risk to cybersecurity.

This year, it’s not just individuals who need to keep an eye on their wallets and protect themselves from scammers and thieves. Businesses and organizations of all sizes need to be aware of holiday phishing scams and how they pose a risk to your entire company.   Read more

Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever

By Erik Briceno

Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever

Are you familiar with HIPAA?

If you work in the health care industry in any capacity, you definitely should be. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) is a federal law that required the creation of national standards to protect sensitive patient health information from being disclosed without the patient’s consent or knowledge.

In the wake of COVID-19, following HIPAA guidelines has suddenly become more important than ever. Here’s why.   Read more

Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World

By Erik Briceno

Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World

We’re coming up to the end of 2020 soon, and this year has seen a lot. Largely thanks to COVID-19, the cybersecurity landscape has changed drastically. Here’s a summary of some of the major changes we’ve seen this year in terms of cybersecurity trends.   Read more

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Sticking with remote work? Make these 7 steps part of your new normal.
V2 Systems Is Now ITAR Registered. What does this mean for you?
Your organization needs to be ITAR compliant. We can help.
An Offensive Approach to Malware Prevention
An Offensive Approach to Malware Prevention
target board with darts
Your DoD Cyberscore and You
It’s 2021. Isn’t it about time to start outsourcing your IT?
It’s 2021. Isn’t it about time to start outsourcing your IT?
Want to reduce overhead costs and increase employee productivity? Partner with an IT managed services provider.
Want to reduce overhead costs and increase employee productivity? Partner with an IT managed services provider.
Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.
Working from home? An assessment is long overdue.
Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic
Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic
Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever
Following HIPAA Guidelines Is More Important Than Ever
Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World
Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World