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Technology Unwrapped

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

Why Ransomware & Cyber Security Education is Important for Your Business

CoreTech Staff
From ransomware and malware to email and financial data hacks, business data and personal information are the main targets of most cyber criminals. One of the greatest threats to your information security comes from your employees' lack of knowledge on the subject, and hackers know that. They send malicious emails to your employees, hoping they won't know the difference between a fake and real email. Educating your entire staff on cyber attacks and what they look like could be the difference ...
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Topics: Staff Training

6 Reasons To Train Your Staff On Security Basics

Chris Vilim
As an owner of a small business myself, I have some crucial advice for you: you need to step up training your staff on IT security basis. Here are six reasons why.
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

Dark Web, Deep Web -- What's the difference?

CoreTech Staff
So how many of you watched the series CSI: Cyber before it was cancelled? Like many other detective dramas, they often talked about the “DARK WEB” (dramatic music playing in background). Sounds scary, right?? Then they throw in the term “Deep Web” to really confuse us. Although I have begun to grasp the idea of what the Dark Web is, there is still a bit of mystery to it. What I do know is that when my data was stolen from a large insurance firm I was told that my personal information was being ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

Quick Tip: Take and Save All Your Notes in One Place with Microsoft OneNote

CoreTech Staff
Organize your notes with Microsoft OneNote! OneNote is a digital note taking application that allows you to take notes in a free form or more organized manner, all depending on your style!   Notes taken here can easily be located, reorganized, printed and shared between users. Using OneNote, you can to add drawings, screen clippings, audio clips and even handwritten notes using a stylus.   Plus, all the notes you save in OneNote can be found on any device, making them more accessible and ...
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Topics: Staff Training

Are you using your email deleted folder to file?

Wynn Obermeyer
A ridiculous, illogical, absurd story...   I would like to tell you the story about an organizer, her name was Olivia. Olivia hated the fact that all of her important papers: birth certificates, her children’s immunization records, passports, and automobile titles were not stored in one place. Olivia then gathered all of these important documents together and placed them all in a red file folder labeled “Important Documents.”  Now, Olivia needed to determine the best place to store the red file ...
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Topics: Staff Training

How to Organize Your Outlook Inbox with Search Folders

CoreTech Staff
Save time searching for emails by creating custom search folders that include specific criteria!   Isolating messages with key phrases or peoples’ names can save the time and hassle of searching. Search folders continually gather messages using your specified criteria, and now you can view all of these messages in one place, even if they are filed in various folders.   For example, if your folder seeks messages regarding a person, topic or specific email (whether they are from that person or ...
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Topics: Staff Training

BEC fraud: The threat you can't afford to ignore

CoreTech Staff
Business E-mail Compromise (BEC), commonly known as “CEO fraud,” is a rapidly increasing concern affecting companies’ financial and data security today. What exactly is BEC? It has been defined as a scam that targets businesses working with foreign suppliers and/or businesses that regularly use wire transfer payments. Scammers skillfully gain access to and impersonate company executives, attorneys, or suppliers through e-mails to fraudulently authorize the transfer of company funds. Payments ...
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats, Data Breach

Arm Your Employees With These 5 Key IT Security Basics

CoreTech Staff
There are numerous ways owners and managers protect their company from IT security threats.   Hopefully you recognize some of these security solutions which include:
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Topics: Staff Training, Security Threats

How to Deal With Overwhelming Email Inboxes After Vacation

CoreTech Staff
So, you have just gotten home from a very relaxing, much needed vacation.  You feel great! The work tension in your body is gone, and you feel fully relaxed and at ease. On Monday you walk into your office, still thinking of the beautiful scenery you’ve just encountered. You turn on your PC, open Outlook and, just like that, the relaxed feeling is gone, completely vaporized in a moment. What looks like a thousand emails have piled up in your inbox. Some of them may be junk, but there are others ...
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Topics: Staff Training

How to Make Working from Home (WFH) Easy and Productive

CoreTech Staff
As many businesses can attest, working from home - at least to some extent - isn't going away anytime soon. And with today's technology, there are so many different avenues to tap, meaning your office can make working from home easy and productive!
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Topics: Staff Training, Owners & Managers