Posts Categorized: Privacy

Protecting Your Payment Information Online During Holiday Shopping

Shop on-line safely and securely.

According to a recent Salesforce study, 63% of consumers reported that the way they obtain goods and services has transformed during 2020 and 58% percent of consumers expect to do more online shopping after the pandemic than before. This year, perhaps more than ever, many people will be doing their holiday shopping comfortably from their couches as we see a lasting increase in the popularity of online shopping. We’ve all grown intimately familiar with the… Read more »

Cybersecurity from OTELCO – Cloud Security for Your Business

An Anti-Virus as a Service Graphic of a laptop being protected by a virtual shield

We’ve all spent the past several months practicing staying safe in our daily lives, but don’t forget to transfer those safety precautions to your online habits as well – especially if you have a business to look out for. Here are our top cybersecurity resources for small businesses. Defendify Defendify is a comprehensive cybersecurity platform that ensures you have all your bases covered when it comes to security.  Cybersecurity coverage from Defendify goes beyond antivirus… Read more »

Current Online Scams & Tips For Protecting Yourself

As our lives become more and more connected digitally, we’re increasingly vulnerable to online scams. Unfortunately, these scams are ever-evolving and aren’t going away anytime soon. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular scams we’re seeing right now and ways you can protect yourself below. Coronavirus Scams There are a number of different ways scammers are using the global pandemic to take advantage of unsuspecting citizens. As they have during past disasters, charity scams… Read more »

Most vulnerable rooms in your smart home: How hackers can sneak a peek on you and your family

This week’s blog on smart home security is a collaboration with The Zebra, the nation’s leading insurance comparison site. By Guest Blogger: Taylor Covington (Author Bio at the bottom). All infographics are from The Zebra.  While the Internet of Things (IoT) has offered plenty of convenience for homeowners through Smart Home devices, they’re also more susceptible to hackers. Vendors may manufacture these devices without knowledge of how to connect them to the internet securely, or… Read more »

How to Keep Your Home Network Secure

There is a common misconception that we don’t need to worry about securing our home-networks from cyber threats because cybercriminals only care about stealing data from big companies. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. According to The Department of Homeland Security, “if a network connects to the internet, it is inherently more vulnerable and susceptible to outside threats.” Clearly, we need to protect all our networks, be they home or business. Keeping your home… Read more »