Social Engineering

Social Engineering Alert – Are You Watching For Clues?

There are clues to watch for in order to protect your business indicating an email attack is in progress.  In these forged email attacks, an email arrives addressed to an internal employee, in an attempt to initiate a back-and-forth conversation via email.  This is a classic attack known as “social engineering”, where the attacker’s goal is to get the internal employee to disclose information, usually financial in nature. Read More >

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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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FYI: Sage Business Care Plan Updates

Sage has updated their Business Care plan benefits. In addition to the Silver and Gold plans, A Platinum plan has now been added. Please contact if you’d like a quote on upgrading your current Business Care plan. Read More >

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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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Improving Security of Important Business Data

Sage 100 can be configured to improve security of important business data from individuals who should not have access to it and reduce the opportunity for someone to get access to information and use it improperly.  This document covers some of the minimum items to review, including: 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.