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Security Alert: Fortinet Firewall SSL VPN Vulnerability

September 04, 2019

Systems Engineering is aware of the vulnerability affecting customers with Fortinet Firewalls who are using an SSL VPN (Secure Sockets Layers Virtual Private Network) to connect to their offices remotely. This vulnerability utilizes an improper limitation of a pathname to a restricted directory ("path traversal") in multiple Fortinet OS versions under the SSL VPN web portal.

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Systems Engineering Alert, IT Security

Webex Teams Services Unavailable - Now Restored

September 26, 2018

Update as of 9:48 AM - Thursday, September 27

All Control Hub services have been restored.

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Systems Engineering Alert

VPNFilter Malware Threat

May 30, 2018

Cisco Talos researchers announced this past week that Russian hackers were able to amass a collection of over 500,000 malware-infected consumer-grade routers.  Dubbed the VPNFilter, this malware could have a significant impact on the operability of routers around the world by shutting down networks, blocking traffic, or collecting mass amounts of user information. There is also the potential to use all of the compromised devices in a single attack against a strategic target.

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Systems Engineering Alert

SE CleanMail Communication

July 11, 2017

As of 12:36 PM EST, our SE CleanMail provider, Proofpoint, was experiencing intermittent email delays. As a result, SE CleanMail clients might have experienced a disruption in the receipt of emails from external senders. 

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Systems Engineering Alert

Microsoft Office 365 Email Delivery Degradation

June 30, 2016

Today at approximately 11:30am EST, users of Microsoft Office 365 began to experience delays and/or the nondelivery of external emails. 

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Systems Engineering Alert

Ransomware Continues to Proliferate

May 26, 2016

https://www.syseng.com/it-consulting-services/se-policyadvisor/Here at Systems Engineering (SE), we continue to see businesses impacted by ransomware; this creates a disruption to business and in some cases, a data breach. 

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Systems Engineering Alert, Cybercrime, IT Security

Business Email Compromise Scam

October 30, 2015

Last week, a client of ours received the phishing email below requesting wire transfer account information.  Fortunately for them, they did not fall for it.  In the actual email, real names and real emails were used and the recipient, "Jane", was likely to have the information the scammer sought. 

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Systems Engineering Alert, Cybercrime

File Sharing Applications

October 26, 2015

File sharing applications such as DropBox, ShareFile, Google Docs, and OneDrive are being utilized more frequently. Although these applications provide convenience, especially when sharing large files, they can create additional risks for your network.

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Systems Engineering Alert, Cybercrime, IT Security