If you are an IT Professional, sending employees home for a few weeks might make you think you finally have time to finish all those projects you simply haven’t had time for (because you are always busy helping someone). However, there’s a lot that you need to plan for with a remote work model. Now, more than ever, companies must prioritize security of their remote workers, due to the ever-changing cybercriminal landscape we’re seeing today. Us folks in the IT industry have a saying: it’s not if something will go wrong, it’s when. Are you preparing for the “when”?
Working remotely may seem to be just a “change in scenery” but really, it’s so much more. In the old days (pre COVID-19) for a hacker to find a vulnerable remote worker to exploit, it was like looking for a needle in a haystack. Now, with so many people working remotely, it’s like looking for hay in a haystack - and any old piece of hay will do. It’s not a matter of if a cyber criminal will attempt to exploit your company’s remote workforce, it’s a matter of when. Will you be ready?
Are you concerned that your current security infrastructure may not accurately detect today’s sophisticated attacks? Do you have the operational visibility to understand how applications (traditional and web-based) are truly being utilized on your network? Is your current security solution able to sustain present-day throughput demands despite increased traffic volume (perhaps due to cloud based storage, big data analytics or increased web usage)? If you are asking any of these questions, the Cyber Threat Assessment Program is for you!
Heading to GrrCON 2018 in Grand Rapids? GrrCON is an info security hacking conference in the Midwest that draws over 1,500 attendees with various backgrounds including students, security researchers, industry professionals, hackers, and more. Be sure to stop by booth #43 to see Vista IT Group.
Vista IT Group is happy to announce our new status with Juniper Networks as a Select partner.
Juniper Networks delivers high-performance network solutions and services that enable customers to deploy applications securely. Vista’s Juniper offerings include the entire product portfolio, with an emphasis on switching and security.
Heading to GrrCON 2017 in Grand Rapids? Be sure to stop by booth # 18 to see Vista IT Group, where we will be handing out some awesome swag and candy! While you are there, make sure you enter our drawing for a chance to win a CanaKit Raspberry Pi 3 Complete Starter Kit – 32GB Edition.
On April 16th, 2017 Cisco announced an end-of-life milestone for the Catalyst 4500-E series. The last date to renew support for existing SMARTnet contracts on the 4507R-E and 4510R-E chassis is July 15th, 2017. These chassis will fully go obsolete on April 30, 2018.