Posts Categorized: Security

Holiday scams to avoid

The holiday season is officially underway! As we all get ready to spread some cheer and celebrate with family and friends, scammers are eagerly waiting to take advantage of this generous time of year. With new and evolving tactics, scammers want to take the joy out of our festivities or even worse – our money and personal information. We’re here to keep you aware of the latest scams and help you avoid them so you… Read more »

Tips for safe online holiday shopping

It’s that time of year again! With the holidays approaching, we’re all looking forward with anticipation and excitement to connecting and celebrating with the people we love. As you start your holiday shopping, it’s important to remember that all the hustle and bustle of the holiday season also opens the door to cybersecurity threats – and no one wants to spend Christmas ordering new credit cards or trying to recover stolen passwords. The holidays can… Read more »

How to stay safe while shopping for back to school supplies online

It’s back-to-school season, and e-commerce sales are expected to be 53% higher than they were during the same period in 2019. With parents and kids eager for a fresh start, the increase in spending means online shoppers are also at risk of virtual threats and scammers waiting to take advantage of unsuspecting online shoppers. Know how to tell if a site is secure Some websites are safer than others. Before you make a purchase, look… Read more »

How Edge Computing Can Benefit Your Business

While the popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices remains on the rise, the average consumer doesn’t necessarily stop to think about what keeps their network running smoothly – even as they continue to add to the devices in use at their home or office. Consider that each of these devices needs to send and receive data from the cloud, and that as more devices are competing for this capability on the same network, they’re… Read more »

Cautionary Tales: Security Breaches of 2020 and How OTELCO Can Help Avoid Them

This year, businesses saw a whole new host of security threats as more companies than ever before made the transition to operating virtually. Remote workers, varying levels of home security, and hackers ready to capitalize on these new vulnerabilities made it a challenging year for many big names. The good news – we can put these cautionary tales to use as we plan for the safest way to transition into 2021. Here are some of… Read more »