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Is Your Inbox A Crime Scene? 6 Ways to Evaluate Potential Phishing Scams

CoreTech Staff
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 induce a quick, panicked response by making you feel like you have something to lose by not clicking on the link. However, the instant you click, you open yourself up to malware attacks that can cost you financially and reputationally, and it will definitely eat up time to reverse the ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

Quick tip: Email encryption

CoreTech Staff
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 ...
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Topics: Network Security

Why data backup is essential for your business

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

For the Love of Dogs...

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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 ...
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Topics: Security Threats

How to set your favorite search engine as your default

CoreTech Staff
When you open up your web browser with the intent to search for something, it can be irritating to have  your computer open a search engine you don't like or are not familiar with. Those who regularly search for information on the web usually have a preferred search engine. Below you will find some steps to take when your web browser default is not what you want it to be.
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Topics: Staff Training