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How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond

By Erik Briceno

How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond

Managed IT is an obvious necessity during the COVID-19 crisis. But its role will continue to be relevant once the emergency eventually does end — whenever that may be. Many organizations will slowly try to make the transition back to traditional work environments. And just as many won’t, as they have now fully embraced remote working. In both instances, managed IT is essential to have.   Read more

Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan

By Erik Briceno

Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan

No matter how strong your cybersecurity posture is, you’re never one hundred percent secure. When an attack does get through – whether the consequences are a data breach, a ransomware lockdown, or worse – you need to have a plan in place. That’s where an “incident response plan” comes into place. Any organization can be targeted by a cyberattack, so having a plan like this is necessary and incredibly useful, no matter what your organization is or its size.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Zoom Has Touched Up Its Security. Will You Benefit From It?

Video conferencing programs, such as Zoom, are all the rage right now. That shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. It’s a great piece of technology, and being forced to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic has suddenly elevated these tools, in particular this platform, to a stature that it’s never seen before. Unfortunately, Zoom was never quite prepared for this level of popularity. This became immediately apparent when Zoom-bombing began showing its ugly face in all the worst ways. Hackers are even posting Zoom user account credentials on the Dark Web.

The good news is, Zoom finally bumped up its security. But these improvements are not without a few bumps of their own.   Read more

Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.

By Erik Briceno

Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.

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 organization 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 companies 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

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 5 Levels of CMMC

By Erik Briceno

The 5 Levels of CMMC

Time is ticking on adopting the security postures required by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). We realize that the requirements can feel overwhelming, but like most problems, they can be broken down into parts. And it just so happens that CMMC is divided into five levels, each tier building upon the previous one. The more of these levels your organization achieves, the better you will look when vying for a DoD contract. Here’s a closer look at what they are.   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

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

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How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond
How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond
Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan
Your Incident Response Plan Should Be Your Best Laid Plan
Zoom Has Touched Up Its Security. Will You Benefit From It?
Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.
Yes, Your Company Does Need an MSSP. Here’s Why.
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 5 Levels of CMMC
The 5 Levels of CMMC
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
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