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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

NIST SP 800-171 Is Now More Important Than Ever: Are You Following the Framework?

By Erik Briceno

NIST SP 800-171 Is Now More Important Than Ever: Are You Following the Framework?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, more commonly referred to as NIST, puts out extremely important guidelines to follow, and we have covered those guidelines at length in past articles. However, there have been quite a few changes since we last wrote about them. Today, we’re putting out a refresher on the subject for readers who are unfamiliar with NIST compliance, as well as sources for some of the more recent, important updates to NIST standards.   Read more

Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider

By Erik Briceno

Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider

With more businesses recognizing the benefits of partnering with an IT managed services provider, such as reducing overhead costs and increasing employee productivity, the focus is turning to strengthening cybersecurity with a managed security services provider (MSSP).

By working with the right MSSP, businesses can outsource the monitoring and management of their security systems and devices. With the IT threat landscape constantly evolving, it’s imperative for companies to make sure they have the skilled security talent with the expertise to handle any situation.

That applies to companies of all sizes because cyberthreats can affect any business. In fact, nearly half of small businesses suffered a cyberattack in the past year — and nearly two-thirds of them failed to act following a cybersecurity incident. Take the necessary steps to prevent such a breach.   Read more

VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet

By Erik Briceno

VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet

We all love the freedom of the open internet — the endless information, the ability to access it anywhere and anytime, for business and personal use.

But when you connect directly to the internet, that means your data, from business emails to banking transactions, is exposed to the possibility that someone else — we’re talking about hackers and other cybercriminals — can see it, exploit it or steal it. So how can you protect yourself and your business?

That’s where a VPN comes in.   Read more

Out with the Old, In with the New: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

By Erik Briceno

Out with the Old, In with the New: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019

Welcome to 2019 — a new year filled with new risks and new opportunities when it comes to cybersecurity.

There are lots of folks offering advice on what to expect, but we all know the situation: The hackers and cybercrooks are always trying to stay one step ahead, and they often succeed — which is why your business needs an IT security team that has your back.   Read more

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity

By Erik Briceno

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity

Small businesses increasingly rely on information technology to reach new markets, increase employee productivity and lower operating costs. At the same time, theft of digital data has become the most commonly reported fraud, surpassing physical theft.

The average cost of cybersecurity incidents ranges from about $34,604 for a small business to $1.05 million for a large business. That’s why companies of all sizes need a strong cybersecurity strategy to protect their data — the lifeblood of their business.

In Part 1 of Small Business IT Security Basics, we listed five essential steps that every company should take. Here are the next five actions for small businesses, starting with making sure your entire team is engaged.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Business IT Spending Continues to Increase: Surveys Show the Future Is in the Cloud

When it comes to budgeting for IT, three key surveys of IT leaders predict companies will continue to increase their spending to keep their businesses running smoothly and securely, with many moving operations to the cloud.   Read more

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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
NIST SP 800-171 Is Now More Important Than Ever: Are You Following the Framework?
NIST SP 800-171 Is Now More Important Than Ever: Are You Following the Framework?
Secure Internet Gateway: 3 Ways a SIG Guards Your Business
Secure Internet Gateway: 3 Ways a SIG Guards Your Business
Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider
Top 7 Reasons to Use a Managed Security Services Provider
VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet
VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet
Out with the Old, In with the New: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019
Out with the Old, In with the New: Cybersecurity Predictions for 2019
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity
Business IT Spending Continues to Increase: Surveys Show the Future Is in the Cloud
Time to Cut Bait: Don’t Fall Prey to Email Phishing Scams