PORTLAND, ME April 19, 2012 – Systems Engineering, the Northeast region’s largest independent and employee-owned IT provider, announced today that the company will host two complimentary Lunch & Learn workshops to help businesses combat growing cyber security threats. The educational seminars, “Winning the Cyber Crime Battle: A Layered Approach to Network Security,” will be held in Portsmouth, NH at the 100 Club on May 9 and in the Portland, ME area at the Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks on May 17, 2012.
“Business leaders read that the U.S. is losing the battle on cyber crime, and they wonder what to do,” said Harry McMann, President of Systems Engineering, citing a recent Wall Street Journal article that offered a grim prognosis for the state of cyber security in the United States. “This network security workshop helps businesses understand the playing field and what they can do to prevent malicious attacks on their networks.”
In an article entitled “U.S. Outgunned in Hacker War” published on March 28, 2012, the Journal cited Shawn Henry, FBI Executive Assistant Director, who said, “The current public and private approach to fending off hackers is ‘unsustainable.’ Computer criminals are simply too talented and defensive measures too weak to stop them.”
With hackers growing more sophisticated every day, basic firewall protection and anti-virus software are quickly becoming antiquated and ineffective. In fact, less than 12% of the targeted malware collected was caught by anti-virus software in 2011, according to the Trustwave 2012 Global Security Report. As a result, the corporate network is increasingly exposed to malware, Trojans, advanced persistent threats, fake anti-virus software and other attacks that have the potential to lead to a data breach, network disruption, compromise of sensitive data and/or theft.
For more information, visit www.syseng.com/Events/ or call 207-553-1600.
About Systems Engineering
Systems Engineering, the largest 100% employee-owned IT provider in Maine, is an information and communications technology consulting company with nearly 100 business technology professionals on staff serving businesses throughout Northern New England for over 20 years. As a leading IT strategy and services leader, Systems Engineering IT professionals provide comprehensive business technology products and solutions to more than 500 companies and organizations throughout Northern New England. Systems Engineering’s team of technical experts, security professionals, network engineers, field service technicians and account managers are available 24/7, 365 days per year. From computer network design, installation, training and administration to a full complement of data management, managed security, business consultation and outsourced CIO services, Systems Engineering helps business get ahead of IT. For more information, please visit www.syseng.com or call 207-772-3199.
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