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Technology Unwrapped

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

Why Your Small Business is Not Prepared for a Cyber Attack

Angela Wight
You have installed layered security systems, and created backups, onsite and offsite. You may have even hired the best IT professionals to monitor your security, and yet, your business is still at risk. How can this be? You may be thinking the answer is because of the constant sophistication of cyber-attacks, and you are not wrong about that. However, the greatest weakness to your small business IT security is your staff, the people who are in your system every day.  
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Topics: Security Threats, IT Support

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

Can Hackers Bypass Your Push-Based MFA?

Camryn Mottl
Because of the increase in cyber security, more small to midsize businesses (SMBs) are using Multi-factor Authentication (MFA) to properly identify users attempting to log in to their database. Implementing MFA means your employee needs to provide more than one factor of identification when they log in. This benefits your business if one layer of security is compromised, the second or even a third factor is required to authenticate entry into your network or applications. Most users utilize ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Phone Systems, IT Support

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

What Industries are the Biggest Targets for Cyber Attacks?

Camryn Mottl
Have you ever walked around feeling like there was a looming target on your back? Like someone’s waiting for you to make a wrong move?
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Topics: Security Threats, Finance, Law, Health Care, Manufacturing

Watch Out for Ukrainian Email Scams!

Camryn Mottl
People around the world are finding ways to help Ukrainians who are fleeing their homes after the Russian invasion. Polish parents are leaving strollers at the train station for incoming Ukrainian mothers. Nonprofits, such as Nova Ukraine, are raising funds for medical supplies, food, and cots with blankets. Others are getting creative by purchasing several nights at Airbnb’s so families and groups of people can have a safe place to stay.   Unfortunately, malicious hackers are using this crisis ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers, Trends

3 Reasons to Consider Multi-Factor Authentication for Your Business

Camryn Mottl
Have you heard of any of these all-too-common scenarios? Your database is logged into by a hacker with one of your employees' credentials, without your knowledge. Before you know it, the hacker is stealing data, and impersonating people within your company by sending phishing scams or locking files to then hold them for ransom. Has this even happened to you? And could this have been stopped?
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Topics: Security Threats, Outsourced IT, IT Support

6 Motivations of Cyber Criminals

Camryn Mottl
If you’ve read about recent cyber attacks in the news, you might be wondering why cyber criminals try to hack into other systems and what motivates them.   If you can understand some of their motivations a little more clearly, along with who is most likely to be targeting your specific organization, you can bolster your defenses and be ready for whatever the threat landscape throws your way.  
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Topics: Security Threats, 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

Creating a Security Culture for Your SMB Workplace

Damon Hagerty
With our dependence on technology and the significant increase in hacker activity in the organization no one should need to ask if they have enough security implemented throughout the organization. It’s important to know that security is crucial, and it must be embedded into everything an organization does. A quick look at the news provides details on the security events of the day tied to an application's vulnerability or a major hack that occurred at a company or government organization. ...
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Topics: Security Threats, Owners & Managers, The Workplace