Posts Categorized: Security

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 »

Internet Safety: Keeping Your Kids Safe Online

Over 45 million children use the Internet, and with summer vacation coming up, they will have even more free time to do so. Now is the time to learn how to keep your kids safe online, because the Internet is not going away, and neither is your child’s obsession with it. This week, OTELCO shares our top tips for keeping kids safe online. Teach Your Kid About Online Safety Making sure your kids know not… Read more »

Robocalls and Caller ID Spoofing: Protecting Yourself from Phone Scams

A few weeks ago, I was at the Poke Salat Festival in Arab, AL, when a customer approached me to ask why OTELCO was selling phone numbers to telemarketers. She said she would receive these calls from local OTELCO numbers, answer the call assuming it was someone in town trying to reach her, and then get accosted by some scammer. OTELCO is not selling numbers to telemarketers, but what that customer was experiencing is something… Read more »

OTELCO SiteLink: A Benefits Analysis by Sales Engineer Ian Brasslett

SiteLink is OTELCO’s premier networking solution, designed to streamline efficiency for businesses with multiple offices. Through OTELCO’s cloud, SiteLink can tie together all of your workplaces into a single unified Local Area Network (LAN).  It provides the geographic capabilities of a Wide Area Network (WAN) but with the speed and security of a LAN. SiteLink’s Key Benefits There are many benefits to be had from employing OTELCO SiteLink. This week, OTELCO’s Sales engineer Ian Brasslett… Read more »

Cyber Insurance: What is it and how can OTELCO help you get it?

Two woman sit down to talk about cyber insurance.

Cyber insurance is a growing industry, and for good reason. With business practices going increasingly digital, cybercriminals are adapting to the latest technologies, making the need to protect your business from virtual threats ever more pressing. According to Eireann Leverett, senior risk researcher at Cambridge, “there is a net gain in society as cyber insurance starts to show the true cost of cybercrimes and help business or civil society organizations survive events they otherwise would… Read more »