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Technology Unwrapped

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

Data Privacy & Cyber Security Legislation: The Policies to Know

Kaitlin Schneider
Whether you’re referring to personal or professional information, keeping data private and confidential could be what stands between you and a cyber security attack—or a legal battle.   Either way, privacy acts are necessary for enforcing these requirements, and two of these policies have started shaping the landscape of cyber security legislation.   Note: There are a lot of acronyms associated with cyber security legislation, but I’ve done my best to keep this blog post from being just an ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers

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

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

What is Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS)?

Kaitlin Schneider
Ransomware has now become the largest cyber security threat to businesses.  With worldwide attention from attacks such as JBS, Colonial Pipeline and most recently, Kaseya VSA, it seems ransomware is making headlines every day.  However, these high profile attacks not only showcase how advanced ransomware has become, but also the extensive damage it can have. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

How Do Hackers Use Social Media Profiling?

Kaitlin Schneider
Staying in touch with family and friends, surfing through the latest batch of memes, or even interacting with our favorite brands—social media is ubiquitous in the world today. It’s all about sharing, and, well, socializing.   While social media does have a good purpose, there are, unsurprisingly, threat actors who use all that shared information for nefarious purposes.  
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Topics: Security Threats

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

Is Your Phone Saying You have “Weak Security? Here’s What it Means.

Kaitlin Schneider
Has your mobile device alerted you to “weak security” recently?  The latest update patches from Apple and Android will now show an alert for weak security if your router or modem is using an outdated network security key. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Alert

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

3 Types of Insider Threats and How to Prevent them in Your Organization

Kaitlin Schneider
When you hear the term “insider threat,” what comes to mind? Is it an irritated individual intentionally causing problems within your systems—perhaps one employee with a vendetta against your company?  Or is it something else entirely?  
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Topics: Security Threats