For the fifth consecutive year, Systems Engineering (SE) will be participating in Movember, a month dedicated to raising money and awareness for men’s health. At SE, we believe in utilizing the power of our people and profitability to make the world a better place.
When Systems Engineering (SE) representatives are not spending time enhancing client networks, many are involved with the community by donating time, money, and/or resources to those in need. As an organization, SE recently became involved with the Travis Mills Foundation to not only honor its very own veterans, but to help those who reach out to the Foundation for assistance.
It's no secret that technology is rapidly changing. As such, businesses have to keep up in order to retain good talent and to remain competitive amongst peers and similar organizations. In today's recruiting world, a Millennial (or Generation Y) would think twice about working for a company who expected limited use of the Internet and used old versions of applications with no collaboration capabilities. As a generation that upgrades their smartphones every couple of years, they would expect the same of an organization's network and applications.
The SE Blog is a place for partners, clients, affiliates, and others to reference company news, industry events, technology updates, and more. With that in mind, listed below is a reference of this year's more popular blog articles by subject, making it easier for you to navigate and read through. Enjoy!
Data breach attacks are only getting more sophisticated and gaining more traction. They're happening to individuals at home, employees within organizations who click on the wrong link, CEOs who are targeted in a Business Email Compromise, and the list goes on. What's even worse is that small- to medium-sized businesses are more of a target than the large corporations. According to Verizon's 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, 61% of all data breach victims are businesses under 1,000 employees.
For some, spring is a sign of warmer weather and the disappearance of snow. But to those of us in marketing, spring is a time to attend events and tradeshows. While everything leans towards a more digital presence these days, tradeshows and events allow for good face-to-face interactions while providing networking advantages that the digital experience lacks.
Email can work for you, and it can be used against you. On the positive side, it's a tool that allows organizations to collaborate, communicate, and save time.
On the negative side, cybercriminals are savvy enough to use it as a weapon to send phishing and spear-phishing emails to unsuspecting recipients allowing confidential data to be exposed and money to be stolen.
Systems Engineering's President, Craig Tribuno, said it best in his blog titled, Staying True To Our Culture and Mission, when he wrote, "While many firms encourage their staff to 'think like an owner,' we live that advice every day. Every member of our team is either a current owner, or on a path toward ownership in the immediate future. This drives a level of accountability that’s difficult to reproduce."
With our upcoming Lunch & Learn titled Personal Devices & Corporate Data: The impact of BYOD and MDM in the workplace just around the corner (May 5, 11, and 12), we decided to poll those registered for the event on their current state of Mobile Device Management (MDM) affairs. The survey encompassed questions such as these:
Systems Engineering's recent Lunch & Learn titled Risk Management in the Era of Ransomware, took place in three locations on three various dates. SE presenters, Joe McIntyre and Alan Damon, discussed how vulnerable businesses are to ransomware over a natural disaster. No matter what the cause or the suspect, business data continually plays the role of victim. So, what are businesses doing to backup and recover the data that is imperative to their survival?