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Technology Unwrapped

The most important technology concepts, strategies and actions uncovered for your business.

Wynn Obermeyer

Wynn Obermeyer
As Director of Technical Services, Wynn Obermeyer oversees three staff teams and keeps well informed on issues impacting Omaha Metro Area small and midsize businesses.
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Basic IT Security Policy Recommendations

Wynn Obermeyer
In this golden age of technology, companies can run a completely virtual business without ever opening a physical store. However, online businesses come with vulnerabilities and risks that can threaten your company’s security and livelihood. All businesses, small and large, are at risk for security breaches every day. Threats like ransomware and phishing can lead to detrimental damages to a company.  In fact, within six months of a cyber attack, 60 percent of small and midsize businesses (SMBs) ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Technology Planning

How to Assess Employee Security Threats

Wynn Obermeyer
Technology security easily tops the list of concerns for every business owner, and it’s no wonder why. Professional hackers work nonstop, searching for ways to sneak in and steal not only your data but your clients’ data, too.  In fact, according to a 2018 study by Ponemon Institute, 91 percent of the organizations that participated experienced at least one damaging cyber attack in the last two years, with 60 percent experiencing two or more attacks.
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Your Business's Devices and IT Systems: Are You Taking the Right Precautions?

Wynn Obermeyer
Managing information systems and security is a top priority for every business owner in order to protect both business operations and client data. But knowing if you have the right cyber security solutions in place to provide this protection may not be readily apparent, particularly if you do not have an IT expert on your team. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Why You Need a Security Risk Assessment

Wynn Obermeyer
Cyber security remains a top concern for all businesses, big and small. After all, cyber criminals work 24/7 to steal your business data. As such, it’s imperative to routinely evaluate your cyber security to make sure it’s up to the task of warding off attacks. And while protecting your data is the ultimate goal, conducting an IT security risk assessment offers many other benefits as well. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

3 Most Common Business Network Security Threats

Wynn Obermeyer
As more companies, large and small, increasingly rely on technology and cloud computing to keep their operations running, network security demands more attention.  Small businesses in particular often don’t realize they are at risk, but external IT security threats are always present. Therefore, it’s imperative to recognize and prepare for these potential security threats to protect your clients, your employees and your business.
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Topics: Security Threats

Managed Backups: Why Your Business Needs Them

Wynn Obermeyer
Your company’s data is important, and having adequate backups is a critical part of keeping that data protected. Whether it be a hardware failure or cyber attack, when disaster strikes, your business will come to a halt unless you have the proper plans and data backups in place. Managed backup solutions provided by a managed service provider (MSP) are one of the best ways to ensure that your organization has secure and reliable access to your data when the unexpected occurs. 
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Topics: Cloud, Technology Planning

The Solution Your Mobile Workers Need: Mobile Device Management

Wynn Obermeyer
In just the past few years, the way employees use mobile devices in the workplace has significantly shifted. The popularity of remote work options and the adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) programs have increased. Whether employees are using their own mobile device or a company-owned device, they can enjoy the flexibility and ease of working remotely, while employers benefit from increased productivity and efficiency. However, as more companies embrace employee mobility, they also need ...
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Topics: Trends, Network Security

5 Steps to Take If Your System Gets Hacked

Wynn Obermeyer
There’s no question about it — getting hacked is every business owner’s nightmare. And when one employee’s computer is compromised, it can impact your entire network, infecting computers and devices across your organization, bringing your business to a screeching halt. The good news is that there are steps you can take immediately after you’re hacked to limit the damage to your business network.
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

How to Create an Acceptable Use Policy

Wynn Obermeyer
While technology plays an important role in keeping your organization safe from data breaches, security risks, and other malicious online behavior, it can’t do all the work by itself. The most secure companies create a culture that includes risk management, where employees are invested in taking steps toward reducing incidents by minimizing risky behavior and working to protect their technology and data assets.
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace

Are you using your email deleted folder to file?

Wynn Obermeyer
A ridiculous, illogical, absurd story...   I would like to tell you the story about an organizer, her name was Olivia. Olivia hated the fact that all of her important papers: birth certificates, her children’s immunization records, passports, and automobile titles were not stored in one place. Olivia then gathered all of these important documents together and placed them all in a red file folder labeled “Important Documents.”  Now, Olivia needed to determine the best place to store the red file ...
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Topics: Staff Training