Jeans Day for a Cause

June 14, 2019

Each month, employees at Systems Engineering have the opportunity to wear jeans and contribute money towards a designated non-profit organization. All contributions are 100% matched by the company.

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2019 Systems Engineering Internship Program

May 31, 2019

It seems like just yesterday that we wished our 2018 interns "good luck" before sending them off to their final year of school, and yet, here we are welcoming in a new class of interns. Our 2019 program includes five members joining us from a variety of schools including University of Southern Maine, University of Maine, Lehigh University, and the University of Alabama.

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Cisco IOS XE Software Web UI Command Injection Vulnerability

May 24, 2019

Systems Engineering is paying special attention to a Cisco IOS XE Software Web UI Command Injection Vulnerability that was announced earlier this week. Also known as "ThrangryCat Vulnerability," it is serious enough to get the attention of the press. As quoted on ZDNet, "This vulnerability allows hackers to plant persistent "backdoors" on Cisco gear, even over the Internet, with no physical access to vulnerable devices."

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Data Protection, IT Security

Remote Desktop Services Worm Vulnerability

May 20, 2019

A bug in Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services has been discovered. The vulnerability allows an attacker to take over a Windows PC if it’s connected to the internet and is operating with an out-of-support operating system. Not all machines are vulnerable, but the number of exposed machines makes it likely that somebody will come up with a worm.

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IT Security, Technology Trends

Does your organization have good IT security hygiene?

May 10, 2019

The promises of productivity in the cloud continue to ring true. Access to your data from anywhere, at any time, with the ability to collaborate in real-time, is truly revolutionary and is providing a competitive advantage for organizations in every industryHowever, access from anywhere means that without sufficient protections, the wrong people can gain access to your data by easily hacking usernames and passwords. 

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IT Strategy, IT Security, Technology Trends

Systems Engineering Recognized for Improving Employee Health and Well-Being

May 03, 2019

Systems Engineering announced today it has received a 2019 Best Wellness Employer Gold Certification from Wellness Workdays, a leading provider of corporate wellness programs.

The Best Wellness Employer program was developed by Wellness Workdays in collaboration with experts from Harvard Medical School in order to advance the field of worksite wellness by providing data and research about current practices and wellness outcomes. The program recognizes the significant achievements of employers dedicated to improving employee health and well-being.

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The 'Modern Desktop' from Microsoft

April 25, 2019

Is your organization still operating with older versions of Microsoft Office, Exchange, or a Windows server

With the introduction of Microsoft Office 365, requirements are more stringent than ever before in remaining compatible with Microsoft’s cloud services. While Office 2013 does not reach end of extended support until April 11, 2023, as of October 13, 2020, Office 2013 will no longer work with Office 365

In this blog article, I will be discussing a collection of Microsoft-created technologies that have been coined as today's 'Modern Desktop.' This bundle includes email, collaboration tools, mobility, security, and much more. 

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Cloud, Technology Trends, Digital Transformation

FDIC Issues Advisory on Technology Service Provider Contracts

April 18, 2019

On Tuesday, April 2, the FDIC issued an advisory letter to banks on Technology Service Provider Contracts. The letter speaks to gaps that examiners are seeing in contracts between banks and their technology service providers.

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IT Consulting, IT Strategy

Systems Engineering Helps Businesses Go Where they Want to Grow

April 15, 2019

When an organization has been in business for 30 years, a new brand refresh is not something to take lightly or to change at a moment's notice. For that reason, I would like to share the background of this new, modern look and feel; one that we are very proud to announce to you today. 

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Making the Most of Meetings

March 28, 2019

Here at Systems Engineering, we understand that meetings are an integral part of every organization's work day. They are meant as a tool used to accomplish projects, overcome hurdles, and assign action items. Every meeting should have a clear purpose, an expected outcome, and conclude with a clear objective to move actions forward. 

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Business Continuity, Quality Management