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Why Does the Webcam Need To Be On?

Posted by Steve Riat on Oct 7, 2020 3:58:34 PM

Well, why does the webcam need to be on?

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Security, SecureIT, Tech Tips, cybercrime, Phishing

DON'T Do What You're Told (Until you know the request is real)

Posted by Shannon Rothchild on Sep 30, 2020 3:50:57 PM

If you are like me, one of the first items you do each day is check your e-mail. Picture this, it is Tuesday morning and you have just poured your favorite drink and sat down at your desk. You open Outlook to see what fun things email has in store for you today.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Managed IT, Business, Technology, Budget, Phishing

­­How to Assess Risk in Your Business—Five Steps to Get You Started

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Sep 30, 2020 3:46:50 PM

Let’s talk security. It’s everywhere, whether your business has 5 or 500 employees: encryption for your emails, surveillance cameras, or all the cloud services requiring multi-factor authentication. IT departments can’t get around it anymore, but it’s still a tough and complex conversation, especially when budget time comes.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Security, SecureIT, Tech Tips, cybercrime, Phishing

Cordell 2020 Summer/Fall Newsletter

Posted by Bill Mathews on Aug 17, 2020 9:54:12 AM

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Topics: Nex-Tech, Advertising Solutions, Network Monitoring, Carrier, Cybersecurity, NOC, CALEA, Security, Business, Tech Tips, Search Engine Optimization, Communication, cybercrime

What's Going On at Tech Edge 2020—The Big Picture

Posted by Sara Johnson on Jun 16, 2020 9:50:45 AM

Cloud Telephony - Now's the Time

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Topics: Advertising Solutions, Cloud phone, Cybersecurity, Security, Business, SecureIT, Tech Tips, Communication, cybercrime, Phishing

Funny Memes or Phishing, Identity Theft and Exploitation?

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Jun 16, 2020 8:48:30 AM

The article Funny Memes or Phishing, Identity Theft and Exploitation? was published online by TK Business Magazine, Topeka, on April 30, 2020.

We have all noticed a surge in funny Facebook memes and games while sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic. They are so clever and ridiculously tempting to click-and-share or click-and-play along. But here is the rub. There is an increased likelihood that clicking, playing, and entering information really just opens the door wide open for cyber predators to get your information. Read the full article.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Security, SecureIT, Tech Tips, cybercrime, Phishing

Do Cybercriminals Really Care About Me?

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Jun 16, 2020 8:40:55 AM

Cybercrime is everywhere. We know it and you know it, but deep down, many of us still think we’re either too small or unimportant to be a target. Think again. You were never safe from cyber criminals, but when the new year rolled into March and COVID-19 became the only news, your small business moved to the front of the cyber criminal’s hack-line.

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Security, SecureIT, Tech Tips, cybercrime, Phishing

An Interview With Steve Riat On the State of Technology

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Jun 16, 2020 8:40:01 AM

Steve Riat, Director of Sales at Nex-Tech, leads B2B revenue streams and market initiatives. He has been a featured speaker by Intel, Microsoft and SonicWALL for his unique ability to integrate business and technology. Steve has been involved with peer and mentoring programs for over 15 years and currently leads two national Technology Peer Groups. An entertaining and motivating speaker, Steve speaks and facilitates seminars on technology, business growth and culture.

Olga Detrixhe: Steve, tell us a little bit more about your role at Nex-Tech. What do you do day-to-day?  

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Topics: Cybersecurity, Security, SecureIT, Tech Tips, cybercrime, Phishing

Top 10 Reasons to Attend Tech Edge

Posted by Sara Johnson on Jun 16, 2020 8:38:28 AM
  1. Chief of Good Listening, Lilly the Basset Hound, is attending. Meet her in Dustin’s Schlaefli’s tell-all marketing chat room and put her knowledge to the test.
  2. It is easier to look like you’re working if you are attending Tech Edge. Mostly, because you will be. These sessions are guaranteed to up your game.
  3. You want to learn how to use your surveillance camera to watch baby owls in your yard. Check out Nate’s sessions or ask Shannon—he is doing exactly that.
  4. You want to win $100. Good news—you can. There is a chance in every single session!
  5. You were going to run a marathon but they changed the date. You can tune in and still run in circles—cameras are off and we will not judge.
  6. You just watched us go back to outer space. Now you want crush your workspace. No problem. Keep calm and get your Teams on.
  7. You are feeling grumpy and dumpy because that epic vacation just got cancelled. Instead, get your tickets out and board the "Leader-Ship." Eric Townsend will not take you to Maui, but he’ll be sure to stop at Resiliencecity, Home Officeston and Teamsville.
  8. Howling at the moon is hard to do during the day. But if you are feeling a little stir-crazy, make new friends like Mike Pollock, our COO, and Allan Reiter, our Net Ops guru. They will be in the tech chat room. And it is not just for techies.
  9. Your cat is looking at you like you got fired. Why else would you be home so much? Well, you show her. You are spending ALL morning getting smarter. For free!
  10. Tech Edge 2020—more fun than email, spreadsheets, and any report you will ever do!
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Topics: Advertising Solutions, Cloud phone, Cybersecurity, Security, Business, SecureIT, Tech Tips, Communication, cybercrime, Phishing

You’ve Been Compromised – What Now?

Posted by Olga Detrixhe on Feb 25, 2019 2:09:27 PM

For most of us, these words still seem to sound like a Tom Clancy novel, but the cybercrime landscape is rapidly making them a reality, with more examples from our direct environment added to the storybook every week. 

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Topics: Business Technology Watch, Cybersecurity, Security