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By Erik Briceno

Increase Your Security in 2022 with Just 5 Steps

Small to midsize 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.

According to a data breach report by IBM and the Ponemon Institute, the cost of a data breach in 2021 was $4.24 million. This is a 10% rise from the average cost in 2019 which was $3.86 million. That’s why companies of all sizes need a strong cybersecurity strategy to protect their data — the lifeblood of their business.

Here are five actions small to midsize businesses should take right now — starting with making sure your entire team is engaged.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

2022 Cybersecurity Trends

As we enter 2022, it’s not about “if” a cybersecurity incident will occur, but “when.” There’s an urgent need for organizations to increase cybersecurity awareness and education to better prepare themselves against these inevitable events. Here are the top cybersecurity trends worth keeping an eye on throughout the new year and beyond.   Read more

14 Ways an IT Consultant Can Keep Your Business from Going Under

By Erik Briceno

14 Ways an IT Consultant Can Keep Your Business from Going Under

Whether your organization is large or small, government or private, the threats remain the same. As technology progresses, so do the variety of those threats to your IT environment and sensitive information. They’re real, and they can have quite significant consequences for your bottom line.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Cloud Transition in 2021 – Part 2

Transition to the cloud can be a stressful experience if not managed properly. To that end, we continue our series on why organizations are making this sometimes-difficult migration, and how to migrate as smoothly as possible.

In part one of our series, we outlined five reasons companies are switching to the cloud. Today, we list three more, along with some helpful tips.   Read more

By Erik Briceno

Let Them Work From Home, But Don’t Leave Yourself Vulnerable

If you’re like many organizations right now, you’ve probably embraced a work-from-home policy. Even as things start slowly returning to normalcy, many organizations — and especially employees — are choosing to remain within a remote work or hybrid framework. But are you implementing it securely? Enabling workers to access the systems and data they need from home can create a wide range of cyber risks that attackers can be quick to exploit. Here are some of the most critical vulnerabilities that enterprises of all sizes need to watch out for.   Read more

Our Managed Security Services

By Erik Briceno

Our Managed Security Services

We’ve posted plenty about the numerous benefits of IT Managed Services. From support services and data protection to network solutions, systems integration and more, an IT managed services provider takes a holistic approach to your technology needs. It’s essentially outsourced monitoring and management of all your cyber security systems and devices.

Today we’re giving readers a quick refresher on the specific types of Managed Security Systems that V2 Systems has to offer.   Read more

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

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Increase Your Security in 2022 with Just 5 Steps
2022 Cybersecurity Trends
14 Ways an IT Consultant Can Keep Your Business from Going Under
14 Ways an IT Consultant Can Keep Your Business from Going Under
Cloud Transition in 2021 – Part 2
Let Them Work From Home, But Don’t Leave Yourself Vulnerable
Our Managed Security Services
Our Managed Security Services
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