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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

How Does a Hacker Infiltrate My Business?

Camryn Mottl
When a burglar is trying to break into a house, they case the place for weak spots, such as open windows, unlocked doors, or they might befriend one of the household members to gain entry without suspicion.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, 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

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

Most Common Data Backup Mistakes

Camryn Mottl
Backing up your company data is key to saving money and time when your business operations are down. Considering the large amounts of information your data and file stores are saving daily you want the backup to be a solid method. A dependable backup provides a sense of security knowing all your private contact lists, leads, and sales are available, even as backup, whenever you need them.
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Topics: Data Breach

Why it's Important to Have a Business Continuity Plan

Angela Wight
For most companies, building a business continuity plan is a project that will take some effort and time. So why should your business take the time to create one? Is it worth the cost of building the plan? We’ll start with some statistics for your review:
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach

4 Reasons Your Omaha Business Needs Cyber Insurance

Angela Wight
A cybersecurity attack or data breach can result in significant financial losses and downtime for your organization. This could impact the reputation of your company and even pose challenges to business continuity. Having cyber insurance is what can protect your business from the unprecedented consequences of a cyber attack. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

Purchasing Cyber Insurance? What SMBs Need to Know

Angela Wight
Average data breach costs rose to $4.24 million for companies surveyed globally in IBM’s 2021 Cost of a Data Breach Report. That’s a 10% increase between 2020 and 2021. In companies where remote work played a role in breaches, the average was more than 1 million higher. On average, costs in the United States are more than double the global average. For this reason, many Nebraska SMBs like yours are turning to cyber insurance to protect themselves from the adverse effects of data breaches and ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

5 Strategic Tips for Preventing Data Loss in Your SMB

CoreTech Staff
Data loss, whether from human error, a ransomware attack, security breach or a hardware failure, can cost your business a lot of money. In fact, in 2020, a data breach cost SMBs an average of $149,000.   Most small businesses can’t handle losing that amount of revenue to data loss. That’s why you need a data loss prevention strategy, plan and policy. In this post, we detail five strategic tips for preventing data loss in your SMB.  
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Topics: Data Breach, The Workplace, Network Security

The Details You Need to Know about the REvil Ransomware Attack on Kaseya

CoreTech Staff
While the rest of us were heading off to celebrate the 4th of July with a long weekend, threat actors were hard at work on yet another cyber security attack.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security