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Technology Unwrapped

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

What Anti-Spoofing Policies can SMBs use against Phishing Attempts?

Esteban Hernandez
Communication is vital component for a business to run smoothly. A majority of businesses use emails to interact with coworkers and those outside of the company. This is a direct connection to the outside world; this also leaves your company at risk of hackers. Phishing is the most common way hackers try to gain access to your database. When it comes to phishing emails, the hacker relies on the end user to do most of the work. They can spoof the CEO’s email and act like them wanting the end ...
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Topics: Owners & Managers, IT Support

How Does Artificial Intelligence Benefit Your Small Business?

Camryn Mottl
Artificial intelligence (AI) is making waves in the business world and has many uses, even for small to midsize businesses. But how will AI benefit your small business? Here, we’re covering the basics of AI, how it works, and how AI will benefit you.  
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Topics: Cloud, Outsourced IT

How Can I Make My SMB Workday More Productive in 2022?

Camryn Mottl
Your time is valuable! Working for a small or midsize business (SMB) you are wearing several hats, and so is your team. So how can you be sure you are making the most out of your workday? We created a list of ways you can eliminate distraction and increase productivity for both you and your staff.
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace

Watch Out for Ukrainian Email Scams!

Camryn Mottl
People around the world are finding ways to help Ukrainians who are fleeing their homes after the Russian invasion. Polish parents are leaving strollers at the train station for incoming Ukrainian mothers. Nonprofits, such as Nova Ukraine, are raising funds for medical supplies, food, and cots with blankets. Others are getting creative by purchasing several nights at Airbnb’s so families and groups of people can have a safe place to stay.   Unfortunately, malicious hackers are using this crisis ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers, Trends

8 Topics Your Employee Cyber Security Training Needs to Cover

Camryn Mottl
Are you ready to empower your employees as they face cyber scams and phishing emails entering their inbox? Training your staff to recognize common cyber threats will help your Omaha SMB block viruses and malware. But what should you train on? You will want to be certain you are prioritizing the best topics and training on up-to-date information. Here are some subjects worth including in your cyber security training:
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Topics: Staff Training, Owners & Managers, The Workplace

3 Reasons to Consider Multi-Factor Authentication for Your Business

Camryn Mottl
Have you heard of any of these all-too-common scenarios? Your database is logged into by a hacker with one of your employees' credentials, without your knowledge. Before you know it, the hacker is stealing data, and impersonating people within your company by sending phishing scams or locking files to then hold them for ransom. Has this even happened to you? And could this have been stopped?
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Topics: Security Threats, Outsourced IT, IT Support

6 Motivations of Cyber Criminals

Camryn Mottl
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

Social Media Fraud and How It Impacts Your Business

Camryn Mottl
Are you among the many business tapping social media to promote your products and services? 96% of small business owners include social media in their marketing strategy, mainly for paid ads and connecting with current and potential clients. But, just as your business uses these platforms to seek out prospects, cybercriminals are lurking in the corners, on the prowl for inattentive victims, including your employees, through social media phishing.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Owners & Managers

Creating a Security Culture for Your SMB Workplace

Damon Hagerty
With our dependence on technology and the significant increase in hacker activity in the organization no one should need to ask if they have enough security implemented throughout the organization. It’s important to know that security is crucial, and it must be embedded into everything an organization does. A quick look at the news provides details on the security events of the day tied to an application's vulnerability or a major hack that occurred at a company or government organization. ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers, The Workplace

Digital Ads: When Does Adware Become Malware?

Camryn Mottl
Did you know that the average person is estimated to come across 6,000 to 10,000 ads on a daily basis? That includes, billboard, merchandise, streaming music, video, or on social media ads. The growing use of digital and online marketing only increases click throughs. And while this could provide opportunities for you to expand your network across the globe, it also could expose your employees to malware and hackers.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, IT Support