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Cybersecurity Preparedness Report

Chortek recommends that every business establish a cybersecurity program which annually reviews cybersecurity preparedness on an organization-wide level. Sonicwall released their annual cybersecurity threat report. It highlights the continued escalation of threats to privacy and security of information.

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Sage User? Save the date for Sage Summit 2016!

Make 2016 your year to succeed!

Plan to attend Sage Summit 2016. It’s never too early to start planning for success, growth and prosperity. Sage Summit attendees are serious about growing their businesses, and include business owners, executives, managers, people in IT, merchants, HR professionals, food and beverage distributors, manufacturers, construction industry experts, sales personnel, accountants, leaders, partners and more. Read More >

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IRS Corrects Year Listed in Identity Protection PIN Letters

IRS Corrects Year Listed in Identity Protection PIN Letters

The Internal Revenue Service said Tuesday that taxpayers are receiving letters with the wrong date listed for their Identity Protection Personal Identification Numbers, which are generally issued to victims of tax-related identity theft. Read More >


EMV – Credit Card Liability Shift to Merchants (You!)

Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) is the standard in credit card processing for the reduction of fraudulent transactions due to lost or stolen cards used around the world and finally coming to the United States.  In effect on October 1, 2015, merchants who accept credit cards in person need to have new EMV chip readers in place.  Companies that accept Read More >

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Businesses Hit By Cyber Fraud May Not Enjoy Same Protection As Consumers

As  heard on this morning’s “Morning Edition” program on National Public Radio, banks expect businesses to have cybersecurity programs as an ongoing part of doing business.  As such, businesses are not protected to the same extent consumers are from cyber fraud perpetrated against their bank accounts and credit lines.

Chortek offers a free consultation if you are concerned about your organization’s cyber risk.  We can help you establish a cybersecurity business process at your business.  Contact Michael Senkbeil at 262-522-8248 or for more information.


Five Firkin Craft Beer Questions Tastefully Answered

Firkin Craft Beer and Firkin Festivals Sound A Bit On The Fringe. Are they?

Not at all. Firkin craft beer is a flavorful ale sought after by craft beer enthusiasts. Firkin Festivals are friendly, safe events for those who embrace all that is good with craft beer.

So What’s Firkin?

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Steps to Take if You Become a Victim of Tax ID Theft

No question, tax-related identity theft is an increasingly common problem. If you have been unscathed so far, count yourself as lucky. Just ask around, and you will be surprised to see how many individuals have been impacted by this nasty problem. So, what do you do if you if you become a victim?

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