Posts Categorized: Security

Staying Connected with Microsoft Teams

With the rise of remote working and expanded business footprints, staying in touch with coworkers is vital to productivity. You might have colleagues who are an ocean away, in the neighboring town, or just down the hall. Whether you’re near or far, secure collaboration is a must in today’s work environment. With Microsoft Teams, Office 365 makes group work easy. Getting Started with Teams Microsoft Teams is Office 365’s answer to secure business communication. Users… Read more »

OTELCO’s Cyber Security Round Up

Cyber security covers everything from smart devices to ransomware.

Did you know that October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month? To celebrate, OTELCO has collected our top five Cyber-Security blogs to help you, your family, and your business safe from cyber-criminals. Password Best Practices: Keeping Your Online Accounts Secure At this point in the digital age, we all have a lot of online and accounts and just as many passwords to go with them. As cumbersome as they can be, passwords are your first line… Read more »

Five Reasons Parents Should Keep Their Landline Phone

With over half of the U.S. living in cellphone-only households, the idea of keeping (let alone buying) a landline phone may seem outdated. However, safety, peace of mind, and savings are still relevant, and a landline phone can offer all of that. In fact, we can give you five solid reasons why parents should hold on to that landline copper phone. 1. Peace of Mind We all know cell phones are not foolproof, and certainly… Read more »

How to Recover After a Data Breach

We know you have enough on your plate without worrying about what to do in the wake of a data breach – but cybercriminals won’t wait until business slows down to strike. Depending on your business, you might be storing data ranging from sensitive company information to personal client details. Whatever information is in your system, the last thing you want is for someone else to get ahold of it. Unfortunately, data breaches are all… Read more »

Password Best Practices: Keeping Your Online Accounts Secure

In 2019, we store everything online. All of our email, bank accounts, credit cards, and so many other sources of personal information can be accessed online. The flexibility of logging into these accounts from virtually anywhere is a huge perk, but as you streamline your digital accounts it’s important to make sure you’re not sacrificing security. One way to keep things secure is to make sure the passwords you’re using for your accounts aren’t easy… Read more »