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Technology Unwrapped

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

Data Storage Security: What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your SMB

Ryan Aiken
Are you putting much thought into your SMB’s data storage security? No? Be certain to read on and come to a better understanding of how to protect your sensitive data and valuable business information.
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Topics: Data Breach, IT Support

What is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

Camryn Mottl
Recently, Datto hosted a webinar discussing cybersecurity trends small businesses can expect to see in 2023. Datto reported a 300% increase in cybercrimes since the pandemic, with ransomware affecting over 80% of small businesses in Q4 of 2021. What is a key solution to keeping small business systems safe?
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Topics: Staff Training, Data Breach

7 Habits to Keep Your Business Cyber Safe

Camryn Mottl
According to the University of Maryland, an average of 2,244 cyber attacks occur daily. That’s one attack every 30 seconds. With the gradual sophistication of attacks, it is important to train your staff on what to watch out for. Firewalls, email spam filtering, multi-factor authentication (MFA), endpoint protection, and backups do their job, but, in the end, training employees is the best way to keep your business safe from a cyber attack.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, The Workplace

The Difference Between RaaS, Ransomware 2.0, 3.0, and 4.0

Camryn Mottl
Ransomware has maintained the boogeyman title of cyber security for nearly three decades, growing steadily as its target expanded from individuals to corporations to government facilities and education. Since its creation, hackers have sophisticated ransomware attacks on a database, creating multiple versions to fit whatever objective they try to achieve.
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Topics: Data Breach, Network Security

The Phishing Baits Hackers Use to Reel You In

CoreTech Staff
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Topics: Staff Training, Data Breach, Network Security

Fraudulent Accounts: Victims Losing Thousands on LinkedIn

Camryn Mottl
With over 830 million members in 200 plus countries worldwide, LinkedIn is a great tool for business professionals to utilize. LinkedIn differs from its social media counterparts with its added ability to search and recruit for jobs, strengthen professional relationships, and pick up on tips colleagues have learned.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Trends

2022 Cybersecurity Updates for Small Business

Damon Hagerty
It is no secret that 2021 was full of cyber-related incidents. From the Colonial Pipeline to a cream cheese shortage, cyber attacks hit hundreds of small and midsize businesses (SMBs), sometimes more than once. As a result, SMBs have to take extreme cyber security measures to keep their network safe.
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Topics: Staff Training, Data Breach, Network Security, Disaster Recovery

Prevent Ransomware and Protect Your Business

Angela Wight
Ransomware is malware that infects a system or network and either locks the device or blocks off files until business owners pay a ransom. Ransomware and data breaches can be catastrophic to a business that doesn't take proper security measures and is vulnerable to attack. They are either crushed by the financial loss of downtime or by the permanent loss of confidential, sensitive data – data that could be sold on the dark web or used to harm customers and employees.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, IT Support, Disaster Recovery

Exposing a Hackers Popular Tactic: the Brute Force Attack

Camryn Mottl
Hackers continue to refine their intrusion techniques to create more sophisticated attacks. But they still use tried and true methods. One is a brute force attack, a trial-and-error hacking method to crack passwords, login credentials, and encryption keys. They systematically try or steal, different usernames and passwords until they log into the system correctly.
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

The Cost of Ransomware is Higher Than You Think

Camryn Mottl
  For small to midsize businesses, there is a lot to lose when ransomware successfully makes its way into your computer system or network. The financial loss alone could close a small business down. Organizations with fewer than 500 employees spend an average of nearly $3 million per incident, and about 60% of small companies close within six months of a successful attack.  Unfortunately, other natural consequences come with cyber attacks. Omaha businesses need to be aware of the following:
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Disaster Recovery