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What do businesses need today that they don't already have?

July 25, 2019

Trends in Information Technology are continuously changing and, as a result, organizations are having to adapt to those changes. Let's look at the most prominent IT trends that are showing up today. 

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Cloud, Data Points, Data Management, IT Strategy, IT Security, Technology Trends

A Hacker's Low Hanging Security Fruit

July 19, 2019

I spent a lot of time early in my career solving complicated problems related to security. In the late 1990's, I consulted as a civilian for the NSA to help automate the 'need-to-know' access of their internal web infrastructure and documentation. I followed that with some time as a Reserve Information Operations Officer for the U.S. Army, and then working for financial services companies including VISA during the birth of the PCI standards. Needless to say, the security field is one with overwhelming depth and it can be challenging for companies to make an iterative, incremental plan to become more secure.

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Cloud, IT Security

How to Achieve a Successful and Secure Modern Workplace

July 12, 2019

Cloud-Based Modern Desktop

Many organizational networks are now cloud-based, allowing end users to connect from literally anywhere at any time, and with any device. Businesses who look towards enabling employees with a "Modern Desktop" environment typically want to meet these objectives:

  • Empower staff through collaboration
  • Enable business productivity without interruption
  • Enhance security posture
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Data Protection, IT Strategy, Collaboration

Systems Engineering Supports STEM Scholarships at USM

June 28, 2019

Systems Engineering has a long history with the University of Southern Maine (USM), particularly in support of workforce development within the realm of technology and STEM. As such, the company elected to donate $10,000 to support scholarships for Maine students majoring in Information Technology and related fields

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Systems Engineering Team

Corporate WiFi vs. Guest WiFi Access

June 19, 2019

Today, most businesses have some form of a wireless network in place. Aside from being convenient for employees with mobile devices looking to access the internet, wireless access is imperative for businesses whose employees regularly move throughout the office.

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Network Administration, Managed IT

Jeans Day for a Cause

June 14, 2019

Each month, employees at Systems Engineering have the opportunity to wear jeans and contribute money towards a designated non-profit organization. All contributions are 100% matched by the company.

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2019 Systems Engineering Internship Program

May 31, 2019

It seems like just yesterday that we wished our 2018 interns "good luck" before sending them off to their final year of school, and yet, here we are welcoming in a new class of interns. Our 2019 program includes five members joining us from a variety of schools including University of Southern Maine, University of Maine, Lehigh University, and the University of Alabama.

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Cisco IOS XE Software Web UI Command Injection Vulnerability

May 24, 2019

Systems Engineering is paying special attention to a Cisco IOS XE Software Web UI Command Injection Vulnerability that was announced earlier this week. Also known as "ThrangryCat Vulnerability," it is serious enough to get the attention of the press. As quoted on ZDNet, "This vulnerability allows hackers to plant persistent "backdoors" on Cisco gear, even over the Internet, with no physical access to vulnerable devices."

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Data Protection, IT Security

Remote Desktop Services Worm Vulnerability

May 20, 2019

A bug in Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Services has been discovered. The vulnerability allows an attacker to take over a Windows PC if it’s connected to the internet and is operating with an out-of-support operating system. Not all machines are vulnerable, but the number of exposed machines makes it likely that somebody will come up with a worm.

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IT Security, Technology Trends

Does your organization have good IT security hygiene?

May 10, 2019

The promises of productivity in the cloud continue to ring true. Access to your data from anywhere, at any time, with the ability to collaborate in real-time, is truly revolutionary and is providing a competitive advantage for organizations in every industryHowever, access from anywhere means that without sufficient protections, the wrong people can gain access to your data by easily hacking usernames and passwords. 

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IT Strategy, IT Security, Technology Trends