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Technology Unwrapped

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

4 Network Threats That Can Be Prevented Using a Firewall

Chris Vilim
Cyber security remains a top priority, and an ongoing battle, for all businesses, and a key component in that fight is implementing and maintaining a strong firewall.  The initial concept behind a firewall was to keep the “bad guys” from getting into your network and data systems. And while that goal is still paramount, most firewalls have evolved into server-like platforms that can run different software that serve different purposes.  Through these expanded capabilities, a managed firewall ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Your Business's Devices and IT Systems: Are You Taking the Right Precautions?

Wynn Obermeyer
Managing information systems and security is a top priority for every business owner in order to protect both business operations and client data. But knowing if you have the right cyber security solutions in place to provide this protection may not be readily apparent, particularly if you do not have an IT expert on your team. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Specific Tactics Hackers Use When Phishing for Your Company’s Information

Kaitlin Schneider
Hackers have several complex ways they can attempt to infiltrate your organization’s IT systems, but most of the time, they will target your employees with a phishing attack. In fact, over 80 percent of SMBs were targeted by phishing attacks in the year 2019.   Cyber criminals and hackers often view your staff as the weakest link in your cyber security setup, and in our mission to keep you updated on the latest IT security threats and trends, we’ve detailed 7 different tactics that hackers ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

Why You Need a Security Risk Assessment

Wynn Obermeyer
Cyber security remains a top concern for all businesses, big and small. After all, cyber criminals work 24/7 to steal your business data. As such, it’s imperative to routinely evaluate your cyber security to make sure it’s up to the task of warding off attacks. And while protecting your data is the ultimate goal, conducting an IT security risk assessment offers many other benefits as well. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security

Why Do People Fall for Phishing Scams?

Kaitlin Schneider
Since the start of the global pandemic, we have written numerous articles about phishing and phishing scams. By now, you know that they are prevalent, and attacks are becoming more difficult to spot, but have you ever wondered about the specifics behind why people fall for phishing scams?  We’ve detailed a few reasons below, as hackers use numerous, evolving tactics in an attempt to swindle your employees for information, or worse, access to your systems.
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, The Workplace

Why Does Your Organization Need Mobile Device Management?

Jason Hahn
The current popularity of remote and flexible work options marks an evolution in normal workplace practices. But, while your employees may enjoy their newfound freedom of working from mobile devices within their home office or local coffee shop, you as a business owner or manager may have some security concerns about monitoring and managing all those mobile devices. That’s where Mobile Device Management (MDM) comes into the equation.
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Technology Planning

Working from Home? We’ve Rounded Up Our 21 Best Blog Posts About Remote Work

Kaitlin Schneider
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve written an array of articles with ways for you to thrive in your new home office space. In addition, we’ve compiled information for business owners and IT managers which helps them consider what technology, policies and procedures might work best.  Now, we’ve compiled those articles together in this post, so you can easily refer back to them anytime you need some additional tips and advice to make remote work, well, work. 
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Topics: Security Threats, Microsoft Products, The Workplace, Our Company, Trends, Network Security, Phone Systems, Technology Planning

Top Advantages of Managed IT Security, According to Business Leaders

Chris Vilim
Handling the daily operations of your organization is already more than enough to have on your plate, and that doesn’t take into consideration all of the IT security requirements your business needs.  By engaging an IT service provider, you put those tasks in the hands of professionals, leaving you more time and energy to focus on serving your clients. Of course, that’s just one of the many advantages of managed IT security, according to business leaders in the cyber security industry. Below, ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Network Security, Outsourced IT

Are TikTok and WeChat Really Trying to Steal Private Information?

Joel Havenridge
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Topics: Security Threats, Trends

3 Most Common Business Network Security Threats

Wynn Obermeyer
As more companies, large and small, increasingly rely on technology and cloud computing to keep their operations running, network security demands more attention.  Small businesses in particular often don’t realize they are at risk, but external IT security threats are always present. Therefore, it’s imperative to recognize and prepare for these potential security threats to protect your clients, your employees and your business.
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Topics: Security Threats