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What is Shadow IT and can it be a problem within your organization?

July 22, 2021

As cloud service consumers, we have become accustomed to downloading productivity applications or using cloud storage repositories to help us in our daily activities. With the recent rise of remote working, it was not uncommon for an employee to use apps and tools that helped them be productive and fill a need in their workday. Their good intentions were honorable, however, this type of activity can create cybersecurity risks for an organization. The practice of employees deploying tools and services without the knowledge or proper vetting from IT management is known as Shadow IT.

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Cybersecurity

SECURITY ALERT: MS Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

July 15, 2021

The July 2021 Microsoft Patch Tuesday updates were released on July 13. One of those patches addressed a publicly disclosed but unexploited, zero-day vulnerability classified as CVE-2021-34473 - Microsoft Exchange Server Remote Code Execution Vulnerability. This vulnerability affects on-premises Exchange servers 2013, 2016, and 2019, and was assigned a severity of critical.

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Security Bulletins & Alerts

Return to the Workplace: Executives Discuss Strategies and Challenges

July 09, 2021

It has been well over a year since the shift to remote work began, and now many companies are planning a move back to the office. Before the transition is made, a major point to consider is that the traditional workplace may no longer fit the needs of a post-pandemic workforce.

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Workforce Enablement

SECURITY BULLETIN: Kaseya VSA Security Incident

July 08, 2021

UPDATE: July 27, 2021

In a Friday, July 23, 2021 announcement, the Kaseya Incident Response team reported no reports or issues with their remediation efforts for customers impacted by the July 2nd localized ransomware attack against their VSA on-premises product. Due to this positive report, Systems Engineering has resumed the use of the two unaffected Kaseya modules we were monitoring as a result of the original VSA attack.

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Security Bulletins & Alerts

SECURITY ALERT: Windows Print Spooler Vulnerability - PrintNightmare

July 01, 2021

UPDATE: July 7, 2021

As of July 6th, Microsoft has completed investigations and released security updates (patches) to address the Windows Print Spooler vulnerability. Systems Engineering recommends patching your workstations and servers to address this and any future vulnerabilities. Our clients who

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Security Bulletins & Alerts

How Protected is Your Organization Against Cyberattacks?

June 17, 2021

The promise of increased productivity in the cloud continues to ring true now more than ever. Access to corporate data from anywhere at any time while simultaneously collaborating as a team has kept so many businesses productive and competitive in our remote work environments. The caveat of access from anywhere is that without sufficient cybersecurity and risk management strategies, threat actors can also gain access to your sensitive corporate data.

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Cybersecurity

2021 Top Cybersecurity Risks for SMBs and Controls to Minimize Threats

May 28, 2021

Cybersecurity incidents are on the rise and not slowing down. This year, the nation has seen malicious cyberactivity against private sector companies such as SolarWinds, Microsoft Exchange, and most recently, the Colonial Pipeline. Cybercriminals also took advantage of the chaos brought on by the pandemic.

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Cybersecurity