PORTLAND, Maine — September 2020 — Systems Engineering has recently been named one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Maine. This marks the seventh consecutive year the company has been honored for its commitment to maintaining a high level of employee satisfaction. For the first time, final ranking of winners will be released in the October 19th edition of MaineBiz.
On Friday, September 18, 2020, Homeland Security Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Department issued an Emergency Directive regarding the Windows Server Netlogon Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability This Windows server operating system vulnerability could allow a cyber attacker to gain access to your Domain Controller (authentication server). From there, the attacker can give themselves administrative privileges for your network, start to run malicious software, and exfiltrate sensitive data.
Office 2010 will reach end-of-support on October 13, 2020. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support, bug fixes, or security updates for Office 2010. You will be able to continue using this version of Office, but by upgrading before any product falls out of support your business minimizes risks, including reducing exposure to security threats, remaining in compliance, and continuing to receive the latest product updates and support.
Now more than ever your employees are working on personal devices. A recent Microsoft study reported that 67% of people use personal devices in the workplace. Tasks such as sending emails, reviewing documents, accessing applications, and other business productivity actions are performed on personal devices daily. Employees work on their own devices as a matter of convenience and, for the business, the productivity benefits are appealing. Be informed about the benefits and risks of this growing trend, and learn how you can manage and secure your sensitive company data.
Has your small and medium-sized business (SMB) moved to the cloud, but not enabled Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)? This tool is a proven game-changer for data security in the fast-growing shift to remote work. So why do statistics show that enforcing MFA within organizations is very low? MFA is part of your cloud services and simply needs to be enabled and enforced to provide secure end-user access to your corporate data. Here is a look at some revealing statistics that show just how important enabling MFA has become to keep the cybercriminals out of your network.
The FBI recently released a private industry notification (PIN) warning businesses about the increase in end-of-life attacks. "The FBI has observed cybercriminals targeting computer network infrastructures after an operating system achieves end-of-life status," the bureau said.
Has it been a challenge to manage your complex environment due to the frequency of Microsoft 365 feature updates? Would you prefer less frequent updates since they can be unpredictable and disruptive to productivity? If this is the case at your organization, then we have good news for you. As of May 12, 2020, Microsoft announced the general availability of a new Monthly Enterprise Channel. Now, organizations can bring users the latest capabilities to stay productive and secure, but on a predictable, once-a-month release schedule.
What’s in a name? As Juliet pointed out to Romeo, a rose could have any other name, and still smell just as sweet. This is essentially what Microsoft has done with their recent name changes to several of their Office 365 product suites. Going forward, all the product names of Office 365 for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and Office ProPlus products will use the Microsoft 365 name, dropping the ‘Office’ brand.
As we begin the third quarter of 2020, cybercriminals are continuing to adapt and increase their COVID-19 related attacks. Small to medium-sized businesses (SMB) are being targeted through a variety of malicious tactics. According to FBI Deputy Assistant Director, Tonya Ugoretz, the number of cybercrime reports has quadrupled in the months since the pandemic began. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) was previously fielding 1,000 complaints a day. They are now receiving between 3,000-4,000, with the majority of complaints related to COVID-19 (Source: The Hill.)
Company Joins Small Rank of New England Firms to Hold Designation
PORTLAND, Maine — June 3, 2020 — Systems Engineering, a leading IT strategy and managed services provider serving clients across New England, announced today it is enhancing its services with Microsoft Premier Support for Partners agreement advancing the company's position as an elite Microsoft partner.