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Managed Security Service Providers 101 (Along With Almost 101 Reasons Why V2 Systems Should Be Your Provider)

By Erik Briceno

Managed Security Service Providers 101 (Along With Almost 101 Reasons Why V2 Systems Should Be Your Provider)

At V2 Systems, we’ve covered the importance of Managed Security Service Providers (MSSP) many times — especially now in 2020. But what exactly is an MSSP? How does V2 Systems help in this realm? In today’s blog, we’re giving a quick crash course on the subject.   Read more

The Time to Prepare for CMMC Is Now. V2 Systems Is Here to Help You Get Started.

By Erik Briceno

The Time to Prepare for CMMC Is Now. V2 Systems Is Here to Help You Get Started.

We are already half-way through 2020. And that means you can’t put off Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) preparation any longer. We here at V2 Systems are going to help with a short guide for getting the bare basics together, so that you’ll at least be prepared for Level 1 certification. Here’s a quick rundown of everything.   Read more

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

By Erik Briceno

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

We here at V2 Systems have recently received our ITAR registration, which is an important prerequisite in providing services to defense contractors. Being ITAR registered and providing managed IT services to federal defense contractors is a unique qualification — one that we will make the most of when providing service to your organization. Here’s how.   Read more

COVID-19 has everyone on edge, and attackers are taking full advantage

By Erik Briceno

COVID-19 has everyone on edge, and attackers are taking full advantage

Ransomware and phishing attacks are not slowing down during the COVID-19 pandemic. On the contrary, cybersecurity threats are actually seeing a tremendous increase while all of this is going on. Even hospitals, where healthcare staff are putting themselves at great risk to treat coronavirus patients, are seeing a rise in the number of ransomware attacks – so much so that even Microsoft sent out an alert earlier this month to healthcare organizations around the globe.

In a previous blog, we shared guidelines put forth by the Department of Homeland Security, NIST, and others regarding what homebound workers can do on their end to take up a stronger security posture. But what about hospitals and other major industries that are more vulnerable now than ever before?   Read more

Managed Security Service Providers Are More Important Now Than Ever

By Erik Briceno

Managed Security Service Providers Are More Important Now Than Ever

According to Market Watch, there has been a continuous growth in the Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) market in the last five years. This growth trend is expected to continue further into the future, projected at least as far as 2023. There is absolutely no reason to assume this trend will not be maintained indefinitely, much further into the future.

There are a few important reasons why you should consider using an MSSP, and why V2 Systems will continue to be your most valuable partner in all things related to technology.   Read more

Password Security in 2020 - Part 2

By Erik Briceno

Password Security in 2020 – Part 2

In our last blog, we covered some generalized password advice that everyone should know. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a password that can’t be hacked. Phishing scams and malware infections are ongoing problems, and now that we’re in 2020, these serious cyberthreats are on the rise and 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. In today’s article, we’re outlining some very necessary steps to take in addition to simply coming up with a strong password.   Read more

Password Security in 2020 - Part 1

By Erik Briceno

Password Security in 2020 – Part 1

Major players like Microsoft are trying to phase out the use of passwords completely in favor of stronger and more user-convenient security measures. While it’s true that passwords are disappearing, it will still be quite a while before they’re gone completely. Many platforms are certain to use them for years to come. So, until that happens, strong password habits will continue to be your first line of defense against falling prey to brute force hacking, phishing, data breaches and more. In part one of our segment on password health, we’ll share the best password practices for 2020.   Read more

Office 365 Security Is Surprisingly Powerful — IF You Know It’s There.

By Erik Briceno

Office 365 Security Is Surprisingly Powerful — IF You Know It’s There.

Is your organization searching for a cloud-based software that offers strong security? Microsoft’s Office 365 might be your best solution. Today, we’re going to take a closer look at the security side of things — specifically, how Microsoft handles their “security as a service” approach and how their understanding of an organization’s security needs in today’s technology-based business world is integrated into the Office 365 platform for both government and commercial entities. We’ll also highlight a few essential features and steps to take, per their own recommendations.   Read more

At V2 Systems, We Use Cisco Umbrella. You Should, Too.

By Erik Briceno

At V2 Systems, We Use Cisco Umbrella. You Should, Too.

Are you familiar with Cisco and their many products? If you use our services, you might be surprised to know that we use Cisco Umbrella to help keep you safe. Let’s take a closer look at what Cisco Umbrella is, and how we utilize it to help keep your business secure from outside threats. What makes this product superior to others on the market?

It’s certainly not the only tool in our arsenal, but it’s definitely a good one. Here’s a more in-depth look at this full suite of detection and protection.   Read more

Seriously, Please Stop Using Internet Explorer

By Erik Briceno

Seriously, Please Stop Using Internet Explorer

On our social media feed, we’ve posted about the dangers of using Internet Explorer — the depreciated web browser from Microsoft’s bygone age — more times than an IT service should probably have to. Unfortunately, there are many businesses of all sizes who still utilize it or rely on its architecture, and it’s something we all really need to start moving past. A recent discovery involving the browser is just one of nearly countless examples.   Read more

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Managed Security Service Providers 101 (Along With Almost 101 Reasons Why V2 Systems Should Be Your Provider)
Managed Security Service Providers 101 (Along With Almost 101 Reasons Why V2 Systems Should Be Your Provider)
The Time to Prepare for CMMC Is Now. V2 Systems Is Here to Help You Get Started.
The Time to Prepare for CMMC Is Now. V2 Systems Is Here to Help You Get Started.
V2 Systems Is Now ITAR Registered. What does this mean for you?
V2 Systems Is Now ITAR Registered. What does this mean for you?
COVID-19 has everyone on edge, and attackers are taking full advantage
COVID-19 has everyone on edge, and attackers are taking full advantage
Managed Security Service Providers Are More Important Now Than Ever
Managed Security Service Providers Are More Important Now Than Ever
Password Security in 2020 - Part 2
Password Security in 2020 – Part 2
Password Security in 2020 - Part 1
Password Security in 2020 – Part 1
Office 365 Security Is Surprisingly Powerful — IF You Know It’s There.
Office 365 Security Is Surprisingly Powerful — IF You Know It’s There.
At V2 Systems, We Use Cisco Umbrella. You Should, Too.
At V2 Systems, We Use Cisco Umbrella. You Should, Too.
Seriously, Please Stop Using Internet Explorer
Seriously, Please Stop Using Internet Explorer