Telecom Industry Articles from TOTLCOM

What Are Your Company’s Responsibilities Following a Data Breach?

November 17th, 2019 by admin

Learn from Marriott’s Example: Notification Responsibilities After a Data Breach Most states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico have passed legislation regarding notification of security breaches. Know the laws in your state....

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Stop Hackers Cold: Eliminate These Common Entry Points

November 8th, 2019 by admin

Cybersecurity Threats

Weak Points in Cybersecurity Hackers Love Do you know where hackers are most likely to gain access to your private data? Discover the favorite entry points and how you can stop them.   It seems like every week that there are reports of another massive...

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Want To Drastically Enhance Your Small Business Cybersecurity?

November 5th, 2019 by admin

Cybersecurity Small Business

No matter how secure you may be right now, you could always be doing more. Have you double-checked your cybersecurity lately? Review the best practices below to strengthen your small business cybersecurity. When everything is going well, the last thing...

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Should You Worry About Facebook Identity Thieves?

October 30th, 2019 by admin

Elite Business Group

Tips for Avoiding and Reporting Facebook Identity Theft Financial fraud and access to confidential business data rank among scammers’ reasons for setting up fake profiles in Facebook identity theft schemes.   Right now, hundreds of people could be viewing...

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Cybersecurity Essentials for Business

October 17th, 2019 by admin

Cybersecurity Business

Cybercrime is on the rise, and every business must have cybersecurity protocols in place. Read on to learn what steps you need to take to keep hackers at bay.   Cybersecurity is a vital pillar of modern business. Hackers are shifting their attention...

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5 Cyber Security Statistics You Need to Know For 2020 and Beyond

October 7th, 2019 by admin

Cybersecurity 2020

Cyber Security Statistics You Must Know to Keep Your Company Safe Cyber threats are constantly evolving. Here are 5 critical cybersecurity threats that you need to know to develop a strong strategy to keep your company safe.   Cybersecurity is more of...

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Proven Ways Not to Lose To Ransomware

September 28th, 2019 by admin

Ransomware

Don’t let your small or medium business fall victim to ransomware. Make sure your data, network, equipment, and employees are safe from ransomware attacks.   Watch our video below to learn all about ransomware and please feel free to share with your staff...

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The New Ways Cybercriminals Pose a Threat to Organizations

September 14th, 2019 by admin

Cybercriminals business

Cybercriminals no longer act alone. Find out the strategies and means cybercriminal networks are using to launch dangerous attacks against your organization.  According to technology industry blogs, cybercrime incidents are growing by 15 percent each...

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The Price of Getting Hacked

August 16th, 2019 by admin

Getting Hacked

Depending on the scope of the attack, the cost of getting hacked can be in the hundreds of thousands or more. Here’s what you need to know.  When it comes to cyberattacks, all too often the bad guys win. Hackers have targeted local governments, airports,...

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Companies Held Responsible for Tech Security

July 30th, 2019 by admin

Technology Mistakes Meeting

Major Fines for IT Data Breaches Outdated machines, software or employee practices can lead to major security problems. These big companies faced painful fines for their IT mistakes. As companies increase their online activity, data collection and eCommerce,...

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Keeping An Eye On The Dark Web?

July 24th, 2019 by admin

Keeping An Eye On The Dark Web? Do you know about the “Dark Web”? It’s the part of the Internet where your private data – passwords, social security, credit card numbers, etc. – could be for sale right now. Do you know how to check if they are?     The...

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Data Security is Vital to Reducing Business Risk

July 15th, 2019 by admin

Photo of woman protecting data on network

Data Security is Vital to Reducing Business Risk Traditional business risk has fallen into a few different buckets with the economy and competitors being two of the major forces under consideration. The tides change, and businesses today must add some...

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Spoofing & Hacking: What’s The Difference?

June 20th, 2019 by admin

Hacking and Spoofing

Most people know not to open email attachments from senders that they do not know. Unfortunately, it is not just attachments from strangers that you have to be on the lookout for. It happens quite often that people will get emails that seem to be from...

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Most Small Businesses Pay The Ransom

May 16th, 2019 by admin

Do You Pay The Ransom

Are you willing to pay the piper when it comes to cyberattacks? Despite the growing number of cyberattacks on small- and medium-sized businesses, there is still a lack of awareness or proactive defense of the networks, computer systems, applications...

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Hackers Steal Company Information

April 29th, 2019 by admin

Hackers Steal Company Information

Cybercriminals have started 2019 off by stealing more than 1.7 billion records. They look for data that is profitable in some way, whether they sell it directly or use it as part of another attack. A successful intrusion attempt comes from various factors,...

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Security Update: What’s PhishPoint?

April 5th, 2019 by admin

Phishpoint

The attack dubbed “PhishPoint” is a recent cyber-attack scheme being used by foreign hackers. It demonstrates the craftiness and the extent that cybercriminals will go to in order to harvest your Microsoft Office 365 credentials. It uses several familiar...

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What Is The Estimated Cost Of Your Next Ransomware Attack?

April 1st, 2019 by admin

ransomware

Successful businesses require smart leadership. How does a company effectively protect its profits? Planning for profits should also include company-wide management of expenses and security planning is high on the list. If the average ransomware payment...

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5 Cybersecurity Tips For Employees

March 20th, 2019 by admin

Cybersecurity Employees

Imagine waking up one day only to realize that the company you work for has been hacked. Your files are missing, bank accounts are hijacked, and sensitive information is on the loose. Although this sounds like a rare situation, it has become more prevalent...

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The Ultimate Small Business Owner’s Guide to Ransomware

March 4th, 2019 by admin

Small Business Ransomware

Your employee innocently clicks a link within an email or visits a sketchy website and the next thing you know your digital assets are being held hostage by a cyber attacker. It only takes a few keystrokes to cause potentially irrevocable damage to your...

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Why Do Hackers Target Small Businesses?

February 28th, 2019 by admin

Small Companies Hackers

Why Small Companies is the First Target for Online Hackers According to the SBA, small business employs less than 500 people and realizes less than $7 million in profits annually. This standard defines a small company across the global business world....

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The Risks Of Using Auto-Complete For Passwords

February 13th, 2019 by admin

Autocomplete Passwords

The auto-fill feature that makes it easy to enter in usernames and passwords on various websites may be putting your information at risk. While auto-fill is a convenient way to keep track of the many combinations of letters, numbers and special characters...

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Will Cybercriminals Shutter Your Business In 2019?

January 10th, 2019 by admin

Cybersecurity

If the frightening headlines about massive data breaches were not warning enough, upwards of 60 percent of all small and mid-sized businesses, reportedly shutter within six months of a systems hack. The leading causes of nefarious systems incursions...

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Top 8 Cybersecurity Concerns For Local Businesses

January 7th, 2019 by admin

Top 8 Cybersecurity Concerns For Local Businesses

As businesses add more layers of cybersecurity to their arsenals, cybercriminals are finding new ways to attack system, networks and devices. There is a constant stream of emerging threats that can mean trouble for companies of any size. Why Is Data...

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10 Tips To Guard Against SamSam Ransomware

December 20th, 2018 by admin

SamSam Ransomware

In July 2018, an article published by Naked Security stated that SamSam, one of the latest ransomware threats, has been one of the most costly and dangerous attacks in history. SamSam leeched at least $6 million from unwitting victims, some of which were...

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Are Your Employees Your Largest Cybersecurity Risk?

December 12th, 2018 by admin

Employee Cybersecurity

Regardless of the money businesses invest in cybersecurity, technology is only part of the cybersecurity puzzle. Regardless of new hardware, updated software and the best IT support team, cybersecurity is an ongoing commitment. Cybersecurity must be on...

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Cape Cod Community College Hit With $800,000 Phishing Attack

December 11th, 2018 by admin

Cape Cod Ransomware Attack

Hackers Know How to Steal Money Anonymously In West Barnstable, Massachusetts, Cape Cod Community College recently fell victim to a phishing scam that resulted in the school losing more than $800,000. The money was taken out of the school’s bank accounts....

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FTC Issues Warning After Marriott Data Breach

December 6th, 2018 by admin

Marriott Data Breach

In late 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a stark warning about a massive data breach at a Marriott chain that exposed the records of 500 million people. The latest major corporate breach reinforces the need for companies to invest in multilayered...

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If You Don’t Think Cybersecurity Is Crucial – Listen To This

December 4th, 2018 by admin

Cybercrime 2019

Small and mid-sized companies have a tendency to operate under the assumption that hackers target only more extensive operations. There’s a simple logic to that misconception that these criminals instigate cyber breaches that reap the highest possible...

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6 Tips To Ensure Third-Party Security

November 27th, 2018 by admin

Cyber Security Solutions

Businesses of all types and sizes today must navigate a complex matrix of vendors and partners. In many cases, there is frequent sharing of data, including sensitive and proprietary information, that could be problematic if hacked or stolen. The advent...

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Top Data Breaches In The First Half Of November 2018

November 24th, 2018 by admin

November 2018 Data Breaches

Data breaches never fail to stay at the top of news headlines, and these are news headlines that should be highly regarded if you are a business owner. According to the ID Theft Center, there were at least 1,579 breaches, which was a 44.7 percent increase...

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