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Technology Unwrapped

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

Why Your SMB Needs Cyber Insurance [+Statistics]

Kaitlin Schneider
Insurance may be one of your least favorite aspects of operating business, but it’s still a necessary one.   Especially when it comes to cyber insurance.   You might be thinking that your small business doesn’t need cyber insurance, but that couldn’t be further from the truth.  
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Topics: Network Security, Technology Planning

How Does a Dark Web Scan Work? And Why You Want One Regularly

Kaitlin Schneider
You know that regular monitoring and maintenance of your data and systems is important for optimal performance uptime, but you might not realize that continuous scanning, particularly Dark Web scans, can mean the difference between getting breached and preventing one.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Technology Planning

Zero Trust Policy: Why Your SMB Needs One

Bill Weber
As widespread work-from-home arrangements for knowledge workers continue, traditional perimeter-based security models are no longer viable.   Organizations today need a new model that effectively adapts to the changing/complex modern environment, embraces the mobile workforce, and protects people, devices, applications, and data wherever they are located. 
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Topics: Trends, Network Security

Ransomware Education and Why it Makes a Difference

Damon Hagerty
A comprehensive cyber security training program goes far in securing systems and keeping employees aware of the latest threats. “One of our clients using cyber security training saw a significant reduction in employees opening phishing emails from 22% to 2% in only 2 months. This is lower than the industry average of 19.3%. Training has made a huge impact on the organizations we work with.” - CoreTech 
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Network Security

7 Things for Sale on the Dark Web Right Now

Kaitlin Schneider
There are thousands upon thousands of items sold on the dark web daily, and we’ve detailed seven of them in the post below.  
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Why Should Your Accounting Firm Invest in IT Security?

Kaitlin Schneider
All businesses should prioritize IT security investments—especially accounting firms. You play a pivotal role in the lives of those businesses and clients, which is why your accounting company is a top target for cyber criminals. 
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security, Technology Planning

5 Strategic Tips for Preventing Data Loss in Your SMB

Kaitlin Schneider
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

Kaitlin Schneider
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

What is a VPN, and How Does it Work?

Aaron Wagner
Many companies have been working remotely for over a year now—some with no plan to return to the office. As others plan to return to normal, others still are getting the best of both worlds with a hybrid approach. No matter what work model your office adopts, security is still a crucial component of your company’s technology setup. As part of their security efforts, many companies use VPNs for their employees to connect to the office network.
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Topics: The Workplace, Network Security

What Can We Learn From the New Executive Order on Cyber Security?

Chris Vilim
SolarWinds, the Microsoft Exchange Server hack, and now the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, among scores of other cyber security attacks and breaches, have led to President Joe Biden passing an executive order (EO) on cyber security.   This executive order, while not asking anything revolutionary, is a step in the right direction for our federal government, and many SMBs should take note of the items emphasized to better protect their own data and IT systems from the increasingly complex ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security