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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

By Erik Briceno

If 2020 Has Shown Us Anything, It’s the Need for Cloud Transition.

For a long time, many were using the cloud already — on iPhones, Androids and smart devices of all types — but not in business environments. Largely thanks to mandatory work-from-home policies, this has changed. But even before the pandemic, forward-thinking businesses realized that cloud computing offers the opportunity for increased productivity combined with managed costs. The best cloud providers deliver software over the internet, which eliminates the need to install and run these applications on local devices, simplifying maintenance and support.

Users are connecting to applications that run on a set of shared or pooled servers, rather than running on a single dedicated server. So, they are essentially outsourcing by having these computer services provided by someone else, which allows them to focus on what they need to get done.   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

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

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

A Warning from DHS and Other Government Agencies Regarding Remote Working

By Erik Briceno

A Warning from DHS and Other Government Agencies Regarding Remote Working

In light of the growing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, in our previous blog, we highlighted some of the numerous remote working solutions that are available to those who are forced to work from home during this worrying time. However, even now at the time of writing, we are hearing warnings and reports from several government agencies on how malicious actors are taking advantage of the crisis to push malware, ransomware, and phishing campaigns into even higher gear. Those who are working from home are especially at risk for a variety of reasons. Today we’re going to outline some of these vulnerabilities that DHS, NIST and other agencies are cautioning on, and what each person can do to secure themselves as much as possible on their end in their own home.   Read more

Worried Remote Working Will Impact Your Business? We’ve Got You Covered.

By Erik Briceno

Worried Remote Working Will Impact Your Business? We’ve Got You Covered

In recent years, there has been a growing trend among companies (as seen in one of our previous articles) of utilizing a remote workforce, along with the need for technology and IT services that can cope with this trend.

In today’s society, working from home is an especially hot button issue right now, thanks to the current Coronavirus health issue. At V2 Systems, we want to make sure your business has everything it needs for everyone to remain productive – and healthy – while taking advantage of the many remote working solutions that are available to businesses and organizations.

Here are some of the essential tools a company needs to make available to its employees in order to successfully employ remote working.   Read more

Stopping Threats Before They Happen: 4 Ways Cisco Umbrella Protects Your Business

By Erik Briceno

Stopping Threats Before They Happen: 4 Ways Cisco Umbrella Protects Your Business

With more people working remotely and more devices connecting to the internet every day, having a strong line of defense against cyberthreats is critical to the success of your business mission.

Cisco Umbrella is a cloud security platform that can provide that first line of defense, no matter where your workers are located or what devices they’re using.   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

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

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Sticking with remote work? Make these 7 steps part of your new normal.
If 2020 Has Shown Us Anything, It’s the Need for Cloud Transition.
Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic
Holiday Phishing in a Global Pandemic
Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World
Cybersecurity Trends in 2020 in a Post-COVID World
How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond
How Managed IT Can Support a Pandemic Workplace and Beyond
A Warning from DHS and Other Government Agencies Regarding Remote Working
A Warning from DHS and Other Government Agencies Regarding Remote Working
Worried Remote Working Will Impact Your Business? We’ve Got You Covered.
Worried Remote Working Will Impact Your Business? We’ve Got You Covered
Stopping Threats Before They Happen: 4 Ways Cisco Umbrella Protects Your Business
Stopping Threats Before They Happen: 4 Ways Cisco Umbrella Protects Your Business
VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet
VPN 101: Protecting Your Business Data on the Internet
Microsoft Cloud Options: Office 365 and Azure
Microsoft Cloud Options: Office 365 and Azure