Posts Tagged: Cyber-Security

Online Gaming Safety Tips for the New Decade

Shot of a young mother and her son playing video games together at home

Our Online Gaming Security article is one of our most popular blog posts, but a lot has changed with gaming safety since we released it in 2017. According to the Entertainment Software Association, 2018 was a record-breaking year for the computer and video game industry, with total video game sales exceeding $43.4 billion. Over 75% of Americans have at least one gamer in their household, and 90% of parents are staying on top of things… 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 »

Protecting Your Business from Ransomware

Research done by the Ponemon Institute found that 54% of organizations fell victim to Ransomware in 2017, or those victims the majority paid the ransom, which on average was $3,675. A similar report found that in 2017, Ransomware hackers made $301M in ransom and that 15% of the victims that pay that ransom still never recover their data. The monetary value of the ransom is usually secondary to the costly effects associated with these attacks,… Read more »

Cloud and Managed Services Brunch ‘n Learn
Featuring Arctic Wolf’s Marc Keating

At OTELCO's Cloud and Managed Services' Brunch'n'Learn attendee's will learn about our exciting new services.

The largest threat to most businesses in today’s digital world is a potential data breach, but there are ways to protect your network and your customers against such a threat. Marc Keating, a Sr. Sales Engineer and technology strategist from Arctic Wolf Networks, is our featured guest at our upcoming Cloud & Managed Services  Brunch ‘n’ Learn on December 10. Marc will share with attendees some of the most interesting attacks Arctic Wolf has protected… Read more »

Facebook, Your Information, and User Agreements

Facebook has certainly had its share of press lately. People seem shocked that the social media platform might be sharing their personal information. Jim Fossel in the Portland Press Herald comments; We Users are not the Customers, but the Products.  Hmmm, where have we heard that before? Even if you don’t use Facebook, according to this letter to the editor, you could still be affected. You’ve heard that Facebook states that users give permission for… Read more »