Master Solutions | Master Solutions: May Newsletter
Master Solutions updates, Client Spotlight: Kalibra International and additional cybersecurity tips.
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May 2021 Newsletter

Published 06/05/2021

Exciting times at Master Solutions!


In the week of writing this, we go Live with one of the biggest projects we’ve worked on over the past months. It involved application upgrading, data migration from Oracle to SQL Server and designing interfacing solutions; a lot of moving and interlocking parts! It was immensely complex and that’s what inspired us! In the meantime we’ll be finishing up another awesome project in the coming weeks. One we’ve also been working on for quite some time. You’re probably asking yourself exactly what kind of projects we’re talking about. Keep an eye on our website and socials as we’re sure to share more about them soon!


But before we tell you all about our projects, we’d like you to meet some of the companies we’ve been working with in our new Client Spotlight segment. This month: Kalibra International.

 

We’re also following up on last month’s Cybersecurity blog with some additional tips to keep your networks and online activities secure. Check them out below and double check whether you’ve done all these to make sure you’ve protected yourself properly against digital threats. After all, you wouldn’t want to see the name of your company in the next corporate hack news headline, right?

Client Spotlight

Kalibra International

 

Kalibra International has a clear mission: ensuring your essential equipment is reliable and precise.

 

With over 30 years of experience, they have raised equipment calibration and maintenance to an art form. And they have the accolades to prove it, too! Kalibra is ISO/IEC 17025 accredited by the Dutch Accreditation Council RvA as well as a EU Notified Body. Your calibration and certification process is in safe hands here.

 

At Master Solutions we’ve been collaborating with Kalibra for years to develop integrated systems for their planning and certification procedures and we can tell you they’re amazing to work with. Kalibra’s people are genuine, flexible and above all extremely knowledgeable. And it’s not just us saying that either. Enterprises such as Philips and Shell, amongst others, have been happily working with Kalibra for years and make grateful use of their expertise.

Cybersecurity Tips

Cybercrime has seen a rise over the past year due to this remote working trend (we wrote a blog about it). We’ve been in the global pandemic for over a year and one of the results of this situation, is the enormous growth of Cloud-based services. Seemingly out of nowhere, many people were forced to work from home. Companies that had their data stored locally through the company network now had to move this data to the cloud. All to ensure employees could still get to the files they need to perform their work. However, Remote connections -especially those made by employees of enterprise business and government bodies- are a very profitable target for malicious activity.

 

We would like to once more urge you to check your policies concerning digital security and stay vigilant. Threats are only becoming bigger and small mistakes can have disastrous consequences. To help you out, a few actionable tips. Combine the tips below with each other, apply what you’ve learned from our blog and you’ll have a good basis to protect yourself against cybercrime. But remember: the human factor is still the weakest link!

 

  • Use Password Management software
    It has its ups and downs but is by far the safer way to store all your access information with one, single master password. Make sure you pick a trusted program for this, such as LastPass, 1Password or Keeper.

 

  • Set up 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) if you haven’t already
    2FA Adds an extra layer of protection by, on every login, having you enter a code from a mobile application or dedicated token device in addition to your password. If you use a mobile application, make sure that your mobile device is adequately protected (fingerprint or passcode at the minimum).

 

  • Use a VPN
    VPNs allow you to connect to a private network over the internet to simulate a connection to a local network. In other words: by connecting to your company through a VPN, you’ll be able to safely and securely access the local network. You can read more about how VPNs work here.

 

Digital Security is one of the pillars of Master Solutions and we’d gladly help you check and improve yours!