A common trait of successful businesses is recognizing how to optimize the value of its staff and third-party partners for sustainable growth. Organizations can maximize returns by ensuring employees focus on the high-value tasks they were hired for and finding alternatives for the business's general, repeatable, and scalable needs.
Managed technology service providers have become the model of choice for most small and medium-sized businesses driven by digital transformation, cloud adoption, and the talent shortage for expert IT and cybersecurity resources. If you are considering adopting this model for the first time or making a change in managed service providers, be sure you are making an informed and strategic choice; it's a business where capabilities, expertise, and services vary widely.
Apple has released a critical security update to address zero-day vulnerabilities in both iPhone and iPad, as well as Mac devices. If you have not already installed the most recent version to your Apple devices (16.4.1 for the iPhone and iPad, and Ventura 13.3.1 for Mac computers), please complete this update as soon as possible.
Beginning May 8, 2023, Microsoft will implement a security upgrade within its Microsoft Authenticator application for multifactor authentication (MFA). Current users of "push notifications" within the authenticator app (our recommended method) will move to a number-matching procedure for improved sign-in security.
The rate of technology change is accelerating, along with the number of attack surfaces within a company environment. At no time was the acceleration more evident than during the height of the pandemic. Many companies had to quickly adapt and invest in technology to simply keep operating.
SECURITY ALERT: Microsoft has released information on a recent vulnerability in the Outlook client on Windows devices CVE-2023-23397
Systems Engineering is aware of the following vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook, Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability CVE-2023-23397.
Microsoft rates this vulnerability as CRITICAL.
Systems Engineering is aware of the following vulnerability in FortiGate Firewalls, FortiOS: CVE-2023-25610 / FG-IR-23-001 | FortiOS / FortiProxy - Heap buffer underflow in the administrative interface.
FortiGuard rates this vulnerability as a CRITICAL RISK.