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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

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

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity

By Erik Briceno

Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity

When it comes to doing business, the internet can be your best friend — for reaching customers, increasing productivity and reducing costs. But if you’re not careful with cybersecurity, it also can become your worst enemy.

Whether you’re simply using email, maintaining a website or migrating your operations to the cloud, following cybersecurity best practices should be a core element of your business plan.   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

Microsoft Cloud Options: Office 365 and Azure

By Erik Briceno

Microsoft Cloud Options: Office 365 and Azure

When it comes to cloud computing, there are many options that allow businesses to take advantage of the opportunity for increasing productivity while also controlling costs.

Some of the more popular options today come from Microsoft, where they offer several cloud-based services, including Azure and Office 365. While both are rooted in the cloud, each offers different services and solutions for businesses.

To understand the difference between them — how they work and what they offer —it’s helpful to understand the different types of cloud platforms.   Read more

BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business

By Erik Briceno

BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business

How many of your employees use their own devices to do their jobs? Chances are high that some — or many, or even all — use their own laptops, tablets, cell phones or even wearable tech gadgets on the job.

Which means it’s time for you to get serious about implementing a policy for handling this ever-expanding world of BYOD — Bring Your Own Device.   Read more

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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
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 2: Investing in Cybersecurity
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity
Small Business IT Security Basics, Part 1: 5 Essential Steps for Ensuring Cybersecurity
Business IT Spending Continues to Increase: Surveys Show the Future Is in the Cloud
Microsoft Cloud Options: Office 365 and Azure
Microsoft Cloud Options: Office 365 and Azure
BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business
BYOD Is the New Normal: How to Make it Work for Your Business