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Mark Benton

Recent Posts

Critical Reasons You Must Enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

July 28, 2022

For years now, multi-factor authentication (MFA) has been at the top of the cybersecurity best practices list. MFA has proven to curb data breaches due to compromised credentials (usernames and passwords), and according to Microsoft, 99.9% of cyber-attacks on company accounts are preventable with properly deployed MFA. This is a statistic no business leader can afford to ignore.

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Cybersecurity, Cloud Security

Prevent Hackers From Gaining Network Access With Compromised Credentials

September 21, 2020

Have you noticed consumer and business sites including mobile applications requiring multiple steps to verify who you are? Perhaps you’ve set up a multi-step verification method to access your bank or personal email account?  This security measure is growing in popularity as most data breaches today begin

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Cloud Security

Single Sign-On (SSO): What It Is and How It Works

September 11, 2020

As a business leader, keeping your sensitive company data secure is a top priority. As your organization adds more security controls, access to applications may become more cumbersome. You and your staff are required to sign-in to multiple systems daily, each has its own set of credentials (usernames and passwords) and authentication methods. It's easy to lose track of credentials, and IT administrators are getting bogged down with password resets in addition to applying security policy enforcement within each of the various applications.

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Cloud Security

Working From Home: Tips to maximizing your bandwidth

March 16, 2020

Like many of you, we are working remotely as a company following the declaration of the COVID-19 national emergency. As previously stated, Systems Engineering is well prepared to continue working and supporting our customers during this time. As expected, the morning began with higher than usual support request volume. Many customers began their work from home experiences for the first time, and we were able to get them up and working along with our regularly scheduled services.  

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IT Solutions & Support

5 Best Practices To Manage IT Risks

December 17, 2019

When it comes to managing networks, businesses often fall victim to assumptions and oversights. The reality is that the protection of information and applications is always evolving and, as criminals find new ways to exploit weaknesses, it's tough to stay one step ahead.

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Cybersecurity, IT Solutions & Support, Cloud Security

Disposing of E-waste Securely and Responsibly

October 21, 2019

In 2018, there was 49.8 million tons of e-waste generated worldwide. The US contributed a staggering 10 million tons of this waste, and our share is growing. As environmental and health concerns arise over the ever-increasing e-waste, it is the responsibility of everyone to ensure its proper disposal.

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Compliance, IT Solutions & Support

New Microsoft Customer Agreement

October 08, 2019

This month, Microsoft began the transition to a new customer agreement, which replaces the core terms for all Microsoft customers. Their goal is to improve the purchase experience to better support all customers. They also had some important security-related reasons for the change, including;

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Security Bulletins & Alerts