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Kaitlin Schneider

Kaitlin Schneider
As a Marketing Coordinator at CoreTech, Kaitlin Schneider supports client communication efforts, and is responsible for creation of content assets, enCore newsletter, and spreading the word about CoreTech's services.
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Top 5 Cyber Security Threats for Real Estate Companies

Kaitlin Schneider
Having recently purchased a house with my fiancé, I have witnessed firsthand how complex and involved the real estate process can get, as well as how many potential cyber security risks arise during a real estate transaction. Whether your real estate company sells residential or commercial properties, security of your contacts and data is critical. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Support for Company IT Managers: Don’t Be Left Behind

Kaitlin Schneider
On any given day, internal IT managers have a lot on their plate. You’re at the heart of it all: updating software, supporting end users, streamlining operations and keeping it all secure.  With so much on your to-do list, it’s easy for internal IT managers to get sidetracked by seemingly minor tasks, leaving  you scrambling for time to complete larger objectives that also demand your attention. 
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Topics: Owners & Managers, Outsourced IT

What You Need to Know About the Dark Web, Deep Web, and Surface Web

Kaitlin Schneider
Every organization conducts business online, but you may not realize that the Web is much larger and more complex than most of us are aware of. In fact, the portion of the web that you use for day-to-day activity is just the tip of the iceberg.   There’s also the deep web, and the malevolent-sounding dark web.   It’s important to understand the differences among the surface web, the deep web and the dark web, as well as what you can do to protect your information from ending up for sale on the ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

AI-Designed Deepfakes Present New Terrain for Cyber Threat Landscape

Kaitlin Schneider
Since they started showing up online in 2017, deepfakes have been sprouting up with more frequency.  While many of the examples that you see on YouTube and TikTok are uncanny and entertaining manipulations of face-swapped celebrities dubbed with each other’s voices, the eerie technology behind the phenomenon has the potential for serious cyber security risks for SMBs.  In one 2019 instance, an energy company in the United Kingdom was scammed out of $243,000, an amount one employee thought he ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

CoreTech is the Proud Recipient of the CompTIA Security Trustmark+

Kaitlin Schneider
“CoreTech continues to align with our clients' business needs and goals by putting them first, especially when it comes to the security of IT systems and data,” says Chris Vilim, president of CoreTech.   From proactive approaches in managed IT services to regular cyber security updates and alerts on our numerous channels, CoreTech is a client-focused, security-driven managed service provider (MSP).  To reinforce those values, our team recently underwent the process to obtain an IT security ...
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Topics: Our Company

Microsoft Teams Guide

Kaitlin Schneider
Microsoft Teams Guide A chat-based work space within Office 365, Microsoft Teams brings together people, ideas and conversations for easy collaboration throughout any office. As more workplaces incorporate remote working, the benefits of Microsoft Teams make it easier than ever to get everyone on the same page. To make the most of Microsoft Teams for your business, learn the Microsoft Teams basics from our group team of Microsoft Teams consulting experts. 
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Topics: Microsoft Products

6 Cyber Security Risks Internet of Things (IoT) Poses to Your Organization

Kaitlin Schneider
Smart devices have nearly become necessities in our lives. They are helpful in staying organized or connected to your employees.  There are billions of devices connected to the Internet, and that number doesn’t just refer to computers, laptops, and mobile phones. No, in this case, I am referring to the Internet of Things (IoT).   While beneficial in many ways, IoT also presents considerable risk to your organization’s cyber security. In today’s article, we’ll explain 6 of those risks in greater ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

Take Charge of Your Microsoft Teams Activity Feed with Filtering

Kaitlin Schneider
If your company uses Microsoft Teams, you’re likely part of numerous Teams and channels within the application.  
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Topics: Microsoft Products

6 Motivations of Cyber Criminals

Kaitlin Schneider
If you’ve read about recent cyber attacks in the news, you might be wondering why cyber criminals try to hack into other systems and what motivates them.   If you can understand some of their motivations a little more clearly, along with who is most likely to be targeting your specific organization, you can bolster your defenses and be ready for whatever the threat landscape throws your way.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Scam Alert: Keep an Eye Out During the 2021 Tax Season

Kaitlin Schneider
Normally, tax season is a special occasion for cyber criminals to ramp up their scam efforts, but cyber scams have been consistent throughout the last year due to the political climate, the pandemic and now, the distribution of a vaccine.   Throw in tax season, and hackers have considerable fodder for numerous cyber scams.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends, Finance