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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

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