Prioritizing Cybersecurity in a Hybrid Workplace

Prioritizing Cybersecurity in a Hybrid Workplace

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and all month long, Consolidated will be sharing information to help our customers, employees and our communities stay safe online. 

In this day and age, employees are more connected than ever. The hybrid workplace is here to stay, and for employees, this means relying on connected devices from their home office setups. On top of remote work, smart home systems are set to rise to a market value of $157 billion by 2023 according to recent data, and the number of installed connected devices in the home is expected to rise by a staggering 70% by 2025. In this increasingly connected age, online safety is a must! Read more...

Monday, November 8, 2021/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (174)/Comments (0)/
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Why You Should Consider a Cyber Career

Why You Should Consider a Cyber Career

 

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and all month long, Consolidated will be sharing information to help our customers, employees and our communities stay safe online. Cybersecurity is one of the hottest sectors today, with new threats and challenges emerging each day. And with that, there is a huge push by both business and education sectors to attract individuals toward a degree and career in online security. Interested in joining this exciting new workforce? Here are a few reasons why pursuing a degree and career in cyber might be right for you. Read More...

Tuesday, October 26, 2021/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (217)/Comments (0)/
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3 Fundamentals for Shoring Up Phishing Defenses

3 Fundamentals for Shoring Up Phishing Defenses

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and all month long, Consolidated will be sharing information to help our customers, employees and our communities stay safe online. Even as hackers and bad actors find more sophisticated ways to attack, the old tried and true tactic of phishing continues to wreak havoc. Despite often being overlooked in terms of hype, phishing has been a mainstay in the cybersecurity threat landscape for decades. In fact, 43 percent of cyberattacks in 2020 featured phishing or pre-texting, while 74 percent of US organizations experienced a successful phishing attack last year alone. That means phishing is one of the most dangerous “action varieties” to an organization’s cybersecurity health. As a result, the need for proper anti-phishing hygiene and best practices is an absolute must. With that in mind, here are a few best practices and tips for dealing with phishing threats. Read more...

Tuesday, October 19, 2021/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (270)/Comments (0)/
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Be Cyber Smart

Be Cyber Smart

October is National Cyber Security Month

Get Familiar with the Cyber Basics October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and all month long, Consolidated will be sharing information to help our customers, employees and our communities stay safe online. These days, we rely on the internet to keep us connected more than ever. So, being “cyber smart” is of the utmost importance. This year, we’ve seen more than a fair share of attacks and breaches, including the Kaseya breach and high-profile attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and other critical infrastructure. These attacks are becoming more sophisticated with more evolved bad actors cropping up each day. Luckily, there are several steps that we can take on a daily basis to mitigate risks. Here are a few quick tips... READ MORE

Tuesday, October 5, 2021/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (347)/Comments (0)/
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How to Get the Best Black Friday Deals on the Internet

Like so many traditions, Black Friday in 2020 is going to look a little different than it has in the past. Shoppers will find more deals than ever before on the Internet. In the past, your Black Friday must-haves included comfortable shoes, a fully charged smartphone, and shopping apps. This year, a strong wifi connection might be all you need to snag deals from the comfort of home.

Our Black Friday shopping guide shares tips to help you shop in stores or at home. Read More ... 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020/Author: Kirstin Toms - MarCom/Number of views (3242)/Comments (0)/
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