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Technology Unwrapped

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

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

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

4 Ways Your Omaha Organization Can Develop a Cyber Security Culture

Kaitlin Schneider
Cyber security threats have only increased in frequency in 2020, and the techniques that criminals are using are only becoming more sophisticated. To protect your business from cyber threats, you need to safeguard your assets with a robust cyber security setup—one that includes numerous layers and defenses.   And, while there are several technological solutions your organization needs to have in place, your first line of defense is actually your staff. 
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace, Network Security, Local Omaha News

Why Your Omaha SMB Should Be Conducting Phishing Email Simulations

Kaitlin Schneider
We’ve all heard that COVID-19 phishing scams have seen a sharp uptick in the past few months. That fact itself may not be surprising, considering cyber criminals ramp up their activity anytime major events happen. However, the actual statistics behind the frequency of recent phishing attacks are jaw-dropping.
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Local Omaha News

4 Elements of an Effective Cyber Security Awareness Training Program

Kaitlin Schneider
Your employees likely already know that they play a critical role in protecting company data assets, and that failing to uphold that responsibility can have disastrous consequences. However, an understanding of the stakes is not enough to protect the company from data breaches; your employees need the right tools and information presented in a digestible, actionable way.  Conveying facts and instructions via a long PowerPoint presentation simply isn’t effective. In order to get all of your ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Network Security

Is that a UPS Package Notification or a Phishing Email? 4 Ways to Tell

CoreTech Staff
‘Tis the season for online shopping. As the volume of online sales increases, so do the frequency of phishing emails disguised as popular online retailers and delivery services. It’s important to remember that a cyber criminal’s goal is to get you to click before you consider the possibility that the email you’ve received could be fraudulent. This is why it’s important to take the time to really look at emails before clicking any links or downloading attachments — especially if an email is ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

5 Steps to Take If Your System Gets Hacked

Wynn Obermeyer
There’s no question about it — getting hacked is every business owner’s nightmare. And when one employee’s computer is compromised, it can impact your entire network, infecting computers and devices across your organization, bringing your business to a screeching halt. The good news is that there are steps you can take immediately after you’re hacked to limit the damage to your business network.
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Data Breach, Network Security

Use These 4 Simple Solutions to Improve Password Security

Chris Vilim
Most business owners and managers understand the important role that secure passwords play in protecting business data and accounts from being compromised. When you consider that business technology users maintain an average of 191 passwords, it only makes sense that not every organization wants to take on the considerable feat of ensuring their staff create unique and complex passwords for every application and account they have access to. Nevermind regularly updating all those passwords every ...
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace, Network Security

How to Create an Acceptable Use Policy

Wynn Obermeyer
While technology plays an important role in keeping your organization safe from data breaches, security risks, and other malicious online behavior, it can’t do all the work by itself. The most secure companies create a culture that includes risk management, where employees are invested in taking steps toward reducing incidents by minimizing risky behavior and working to protect their technology and data assets.
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace

What's Giving Business Owners Nightmares this October? Cyber Security Threats

CoreTech Staff
October is Cyber Security Awareness Month! At CoreTech, we take cyber security seriously, so we talk about it A LOT. Our goal is for everyone we encounter to not only be aware of the magnitude of the cyber security threat landscape, but also that they have the tools and plans in place to prevent cyber attacks and security breaches. We have a lot of resources available on our website and realize the magnitude of cyber security can quickly become overwhelming. So, we wanted to take you on a ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Data Breach, Owners & Managers, Network Security