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Alyssa Sisco

Alyssa Sisco

As a Marketing Coordinator at CoreTech, Alyssa Sisco supports client communication efforts, and is responsible for creation of content assets, enCore newsletter, and marketing collateral.
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Quick Tip: Using Microsoft templates to track your goals

Alyssa Sisco
Since the new year is right around the corner, you’re probably working on coming up with some resolutions to better yourself and/or your business. If you need help coming up with some solid goals, explore our post on writing SMART goals. Once you decide what to conquer in 2018, you'll need a way of tracking your progress. One fun and easy method is to use Office 365 templates. Whether you need a calendar or planner to keep you organized, or a workout log or finance tracker to measure your progress, Office has made it incredibly easy for you to use their products for all of your specific needs. Check out the Template section of Office.com and see which templates could work to help you fulfill your objective. I'll go over a couple examples below, so you can get a feel for how you might utilize these templates.
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Topics: Microsoft Products

Is your inbox a crime scene?

Alyssa Sisco

Much like the shiny lures fishermen use to attract their prey, cybercriminals use email attachments or links to try to get you to click through to malicious content. Often using cheap scare tactics, phishing scams will try to induce a quick, panicked response by making you feel like you have something to lose by not clicking on the link. The instant you click, you open yourself up to malware attacks that can cost you financially, technologically, reputationally, and it will definitely eat up time to reverse the damage that was enacted on your device (if you are able to reverse it at all).

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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

Set some SMART goals for your small business

Alyssa Sisco

2017 was a lot of work. And maybe you thrived; But maybe you're just ready for 2017 to end. Either way, I think we all still want to make 2018 even better. Planning goes a long way toward creating a great year for your business. Let us help you set your goals, so you can start crushing 2018 right out of the gate.

Start by refreshing your knowledge of SMART goals. In order for a goal to be SMART, it needs to be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timely.

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Topics: Owners & Managers, The Workplace

What's the difference between a virus and malware?

Alyssa Sisco

You may recall a plethora of headlines and news stories hyping the severity of computer viruses in the late 80's and early 90's. At this point, viruses seem more like an accepted risk you agree to when you own a computer, than the fuel for a big, scandalous headline. Most basic computer users understand that they need some form of Antivirus and to stay away from dicey websites. But with criminal programmers and hackers coming up with new, more aggressive code all the time, is that true today?

When diving into the world of computer safety, a bunch of technical terms start getting thrown around. To most, the term virus has become more of an overarching idea that it is the cause for any malfunction or breakdown your computer incurs, despite its actual definition.

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Topics: Staff Training, Network Security

Meet the Team: Derek Warak

Alyssa Sisco

Originally with Telephone Connections, Derek was recently brought on at CoreTech as one of our Unified Communications Systems Administrators. His job is to handle service tickets dealing with phone systems. If someone has a problem or question dealing with their phone system, Derek is able to use his 20+ years of industry experience to find resolutions quickly. With the skill that Derek brings to the table, he has been a great asset to our Unified Communications team. View full article to get to know more about the guy behind the phone systems!

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Topics: Our Company

Quick tip: Email encryption

Alyssa Sisco

When mailing a check, you would never use a skimpy envelope that's easy to read through. You would spring for a sturdy security envelope with the blue, patterned lining that shields the contents from any snooping opportunists. Why not take the same precaution when sending confidential information via email? With so many opportunities for someone to steal your data online, how can you keep your information safe?

Email encryption is a good place to start. In essence, once you hit send on an encrypted email it becomes an indecipherable mess of jumbled letters and numbers that can only be decoded by the key you share with your chosen recipient.

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Topics: Network Security

Meet the team: Bob Tingwald

Alyssa Sisco

When you're having issues with your phone, Bob is your guy. Always happy to help, Bob is part of our Unified Communications team at CoreTech. He is a part-time technician who spends his hours installing phone systems, doing service and maintenance work, providing voicemail assistance and the like. Whether you're a client, or part of the CoreTech team, he's great to work with! Learn a little bit more about Bob by reading on.

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Topics: Our Company

Why data backup is essential for your business

Alyssa Sisco

If you were to sell your company tomorrow, what exactly would you pass on to a buyer? More than just a company name on a building; You have records, contracts, contacts, financial data and more that go into making your business unique and valuable. It takes an incredible amount of time to acquire, develop and build that network of information. If disaster struck and your computer crashed, how long would it take you to get all that information back? Your data is one thing you should never gamble with.

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Topics: Data Breach, Owners & Managers, The Workplace, Network Security

For the love of dogs...

Alyssa Sisco

From Baby Boomers to Millennials, studies show that we all have one thing in common. We love our pets. Not only does having our pets around bring proven health benefits, but it also enables us to work more cohesively with others. This is good news during a time when stress levels are high, morale is low, and finding common ground could be improved. Read on to find out how your workplace may be improved by a “bring your pet to work” policy. You may be surprised by what the research reveals!

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Topics: The Workplace

All I want for Christmas, is your identity

Alyssa Sisco
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Not only for the good-hearted souls searching for the perfect gifts for their loved ones, but also self-serving cyber criminals. They spend their holiday season trying to lure you in with bogus discounts and counterfeit websites. They want you to believe that you finally found the perfect gift at a price you can afford, when really, you just unknowingly gave away your credit card information to be auctioned off on the dark web.
 
As you embark on your holiday shopping journey, keep in mind this list of tips to guard you from accidentally giving a cyber criminal the gift of your identity:
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Topics: Security Threats