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Systems Engineering Is Now a Microsoft Premier Support Partner

June 03, 2020

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.

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Systems Engineering Receives Gold Certification for Worksite Wellness

May 19, 2020

PORTLAND, Maine — May 19, 2020 — Systems Engineering announced today that, for the second year in a row, it has received a Best Wellness Employer Gold certification. This 2020 award was presented by Wellness Workdays, a leading provider of corporate wellness programs that developed the program with experts from Harvard Medical School to advance the field of worksite wellnessThe data and research driven program recognizes the significant achievements of employers that are dedicated to improving employee health and well-being in innovative and meaningful ways.

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Boots2Roots - A Partnership Worth Celebrating

May 14, 2020

As we all can feel, there are many pressures on families and individuals these days. This is especially true for military members returning to civilian life. Service to their country is coming to an end, and a new set of challenges is set to begin. One former Air Force veteran, Dave Hickey of West Gardiner, ME, lived through those challenges. The personal pressures he experienced upon returning home inspired a noble decision. Dave determined he would help make that transition a bit easier for other returning veterans.  

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Security Alert: Cisco ASA, FMC, and FTD Software Security Advisory

May 13, 2020

Cisco released a collection of 12 Security Advisories for Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA), Firepower Threat Defense (FTD), and Firepower Management Center (FMC) software. The collection includes High Risk Vulnerabilities that could give an attacker unauthenticated access to the affected device’s file system. This vulnerability can also cause a Denial of Service (DoS). This means a firewall would be incapable of passing through internet traffic and require a system reboot.

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Latest Video Conferencing Phishing Email Scams

May 12, 2020

The prevalence of video conferencing is changing the way we conduct business. As we adapt to this new meeting practice, cybercriminals are adapting as well. The recent surge in use of cloud-based video conferencing technologies creates opportunities for cybercriminals to reengineer their phishing tactics.

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Email Security

Digital Inclusion for Maine Students: A Call for Support

April 21, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most school districts have moved to remote learning, leaving many disadvantaged families without means to stay connected and informed. Access to personal computers and internet service are critical for students to continue remote education. To respond to this unprecedented need in the community, Systems Engineering is stepping up our longtime partnership with PCs for Maine (now known as give IT. get IT.) Together, we have embarked on an ambitious plan to provide low-cost or no-cost laptops and desktops to disadvantaged families across the state of Maine.

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Security Bulletin: Zoom Credentials on the Dark Web

April 14, 2020

A new detailed research report released from IntSights, a threat intelligence firm, reveals the cyber threat impact of COVID-19 to global business. It seems that a list of Zoom user credentials was found on the dark web.

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How Microsoft Cloud Services Protects Your Data During a Pandemic

April 03, 2020
Systems Engineering has helped many of our customers migrate to the Microsoft Cloud, which now enables a highly distributed workforce, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to make sure you are aware of Microsoft's stance and preparedness activities specific to COVID-19. Below, Microsoft has detailed a high-level outline of key focus areas.
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Business Transformation

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Preparing Your Business for Disruption

March 09, 2020

With the heightened awareness around the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we would like to share how Systems Engineering has prepared to handle potential upcoming challenges, as well as how you should be thinking through your approach. Over the years, we have worked with a number of our clients to develop Business Continuity Plans, applying critical thinking to how they would handle a pandemic scenario. These organizations are generally going to be better prepared to handle the uncertain path ahead. 

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Service Notice: Managed Patching Enhancements

February 26, 2020

05.01.20 UPDATE:  Beginning Thursday, May 21, 2020, Systems Engineering will be moving forward with our patching service changes. We initially scheduled these for March, but then delayed as we all adjusted to working from home due to the pandemic. Our patching service changes are in response to Microsoft's new way of servicing Windows, which you can read more about in this blog post.

Beginning Thursday, March 19, 2020 May 21, 2020, Systems Engineering will be enhancing our patching services. Before we communicate these enhancements, it's essential to understand the motivation behind them. Our patching service changes are in response to Microsoft's new way of servicing Windows known as Windows as a service.  

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