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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

7 Microsoft 365 Apps You May Not Know Exist [+2 Bonus Apps]

Camryn Mottl
With a program as powerful as Microsoft, business owners are able to organize and implement campaigns in a more efficient manner. The different branches allow for connectivity within the company, making communication and workflows a unifying experience. Tying all of Microsoft programs together is Microsoft 365, the homepage to their universe of features. Considering Microsoft wanted to build apps that would fulfill every user’s needs, there might be some features you didn’t know existed. And ...
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers, The Workplace

What Should I Do with My Old Technology I Don't Use Anymore?

Camryn Mottl
With large manufacturers such as Apple, HP, and Samsung releasing new technology every couple of years, if not every year, this has caused a buildup of e-waste. According to Great Lakes Electronics Co., e-waste is, “any electrical or electronic equipment that’s been discarded.”
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Are Your Employees an Insider Risk?

Camryn Mottl
While most cyber security measures are put in place to focus on threats outside of an organization, there may be some untrustworthy or negligent individuals who are increasing chances of a cyber-attack within your company. Let’s discuss how you can reduce potential threats to your business and provide solutions to prevent future exposures.
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers, Network Security

It's Time to Update Your Password Protection Policy

Joel Havenridge
The more things change... Well, that’s really it. Security is constantly evolving to deter threats with the best way possible. Password policies have changed over the years. Remember when it was good enough to at least have a password? Then evolve to add a number like a 5 instead of an S, add a special character like @ for an A, use passphrases rather than a word and change them often. Some of those recommendations hold true, but with a little modernization.
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Microsoft Teams: New Features Equals More Productivity

Camryn Mottl
As the pandemic continues to impact communities around the globe, software applications, such as Microsoft Teams, are the glue holding everyone together, especially when it comes to workplace communication. One of their most popular apps has experienced an uptick in users in the past couple of years. In 2019, Microsoft Teams reported 20 million users and a revenue of $0.8 billion, only to claim 115 million users and approximately $7 billion in 2020. Over time, work environment communication ...
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Hackers are Phishing Off-Guarded Victims Through Google Docs

Camryn Mottl
In the past five years, phishing scams have become more complex, no longer tricking the gullible grandparent into clicking on the link leading to a “free Caribbean cruise” or a “free car”. Now, phishing has managed to work its way into the workplace through one of the most widely used sharing and editing software: Google Documents.
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers

Tips for the New Windows 11 Software

Derek Warak
If you were one of the lucky ones that upgraded to Windows Vista from Windows 7, then you may not be too excited about the new Windows 11 version being rolled out. Having to relearn how to use Windows is something that could cause a lot of anxiety, but this time Microsoft was easy on us, as it is similar to Windows 10. Continue to read for some tips on how to make the switch a more pleasant experience.
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Topics: Microsoft Products, Owners & Managers