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Technology Unwrapped

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

How Can I Make My SMB Workday More Productive in 2022?

Camryn Mottl
Your time is valuable! Working for a small or midsize business (SMB) you are wearing several hats, and so is your team. So how can you be sure you are making the most out of your workday? We created a list of ways you can eliminate distraction and increase productivity for both you and your staff.
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Topics: Staff Training, The Workplace

8 Topics Your Employee Cyber Security Training Needs to Cover

Camryn Mottl
Are you ready to empower your employees as they face cyber scams and phishing emails entering their inbox? Training your staff to recognize common cyber threats will help your Omaha SMB block viruses and malware. But what should you train on? You will want to be certain you are prioritizing the best topics and training on up-to-date information. Here are some subjects worth including in your cyber security training:
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Topics: Staff Training, Owners & Managers, The Workplace

People are Quitting and it's Costing Your Business

Angela Wight
You’ve heard of the Great Resignation, but are you giving it much thought? Or has it basically become a firestorm of rehires and working with the staff and tools that you have, i.e., just getting by? As an IT provider, we’re here to help you put some thought and planning into your staffing situation and determine how you can wind up with reengagement instead of just resignation within your small to midsize business. Are your employees and operations burned to their melting point? There are so ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Owners & Managers, IT Support

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?

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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

CoreTech Staff
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