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About Catherine Koerner

Cat Koerner is Business Operations Manager at enPower Technology Solutions, where she assists in developing and overseeing the daily internal operations of the business. Both in her role with enPower, and in her personal life, Cat's passion is in helping people gain the tools and understanding they need to be successful. She welcomes questions and comments about her posts, as well as any pertaining to coffee, cheese or wine.

What is MFA and Why is it Important?

It used to be that protecting your identity took little more than removing your glasses and stepping into a phone booth. But these days, between the lack of phone booths and the savviness of today’s bad guys, protecting your identity and accounts is not only crucial, but getting harder. Today’s Focus: Using MFA to [...]

By |2020-10-12T13:37:00-04:00October 16th, 2020|Security Awareness|Comments Off on What is MFA and Why is it Important?

What the Heck is Security Awareness Training?

These days you can’t get logged into your email before some aspect of security awareness (or lack thereof) interrupts your morning coffee. Maybe it’s a news story popping up on your feed about another company whose data has been locked down by ransomware. Maybe it’s finding out your credit card has been compromised and [...]

By |2020-10-02T08:28:05-04:00October 2nd, 2020|Security Awareness|Comments Off on What the Heck is Security Awareness Training?

Searching for the Elusive – Yeti Hunting is On!

Be very, very quiet – we’re hunting … Yeti. Okay, so no, we aren’t really hunting the fabled Himalayan creature, nor do we get to head out into the back country and do some soul searching. But that doesn’t mean the self-analyzation can’t happen. In fact, we pride ourselves on continuously reviewing, analyzing, and [...]

By |2020-09-18T08:33:16-04:00September 18th, 2020|Who We Are|Comments Off on Searching for the Elusive – Yeti Hunting is On!

IT Budgeting for Today, Tomorrow and the Future

As summer slowly starts to fade into fall, many businesses are sitting down with spreadsheets to crunch numbers and develop the upcoming year’s budget - a budget, that for many, will have a new focus on technology thanks to the pandemic’s impact on how we do business. Today’s Focus: Budgeting for IT Under “normal” [...]

By |2020-09-03T08:19:31-04:00August 28th, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on IT Budgeting for Today, Tomorrow and the Future

Make Technology Work For Your Business

No one saw this pandemic coming, and when the world suddenly closed its physical doors, most businesses scrambled to transition traditional employees to remote workers. But some businesses were able to do this more smoothly than others. Those companies almost seemed to just flip a switch, shifting to a virtual business model without much [...]

By |2020-08-21T09:09:53-04:00August 21st, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on Make Technology Work For Your Business

Guiding Your Employees in a Social World.

Social Media. Words that once were not even in our vocabulary are now spoken with regularity in tones ranging from excitement to concern. People view social media as a positive tool to engage with others or sigh in resignation over the complications that arise from it. Whatever your personal take, your employees aren’t ignoring [...]

By |2020-08-10T13:49:42-04:00August 1st, 2020|Social Media|Comments Off on Guiding Your Employees in a Social World.

How to Avoid Being Socially Engineered

When people think of how cyber “bad guys” work, they often focus on phishing. But social engineering is much more than phishing - it’s is an attack on people or organizations through the use of psychological manipulation. Basically, social engineers are con artists. They convince people to divulge information that ultimately will help them [...]

By |2020-07-24T10:06:06-04:00July 24th, 2020|Security Awareness|Comments Off on How to Avoid Being Socially Engineered

Not All “Fishing” Trips are Fun: How to Protect Yourself from Being Phished

You’d have to be living at the bottom of the ocean to not have heard about the rise of phishing attacks, especially in the wake of the recent pandemic. It seems there is no shortage of shady characters out there just waiting to capitalize on trauma. But phishing is not new, nor is it [...]

By |2020-07-10T09:54:15-04:00July 10th, 2020|Security Awareness|Comments Off on Not All “Fishing” Trips are Fun: How to Protect Yourself from Being Phished

How to Create Safe Return Policies for Your Virtual Workforce

Before you start shaking your head and saying, “My employees are virtual, there’s nothing to “return” to, so I don’t need a plan,” take a second look. Does Jim like to work from coffee shops? Now that they’re back open, is he doing it again? Does Judy travel to client sites to showcase your [...]

By |2020-06-26T09:53:16-04:00June 26th, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on How to Create Safe Return Policies for Your Virtual Workforce

Embracing the HR Challenge in a Virtual Office

The recent pandemic had many of us scrambling to shift from a traditional business model to working from home. And it’s beginning to look like that model is here to stay for some, whether required or by choice. Right now, your HR person is probably huddled in a corner crying into a pile of [...]

By |2020-06-12T09:10:58-04:00June 12th, 2020|Virtual Workforce|Comments Off on Embracing the HR Challenge in a Virtual Office
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