Protect Your Network, Protect Yourself!

Not all disasters are environmental. There’s no end to the ways scammers will try to steal personal information. That’s why Consolidated employs best in class network security measures and works hard to educate customers and employees on data security best practices.

In addition, Consolidated Communications urges individuals to take proactive steps to stay safe online. Learn More

Beef Up Your Passwords:

The longer, more complex the password, the harder to crack it! Use special characters, avoid using actual words, names, dates or repeating numbers and letters, and aim for longer password. Each additional character increases the complexity for password crackers. Try to avoid using the same or similar passwords for everything! Learn More

Run Those Updates:

Whether it’s a computer, smart phone or video game system, run security and operating system updates when they are available. These are your best defenses against malware and viruses. Best bet: set up your systems to automatically update.

Learn to Spot Phishing:

If an email seems a bit off, it probably is! Spelling errors, threats if you don’t act fast, sender email addresses that look a suspicious are all classic signs of a phishing attempt. If you’re being asked to provide or confirm passwords, logins, or provide personal information through an email, you’re probably being phished! 

Careful What You Share:

Look at all your social media profiles together. Between Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and more, how much could a stranger find out about you or your family? Scammers can find out a LOT about you just from your postings on social media. Names, birthdays, even the café you like to visit can be used by scammers to target you or your loved ones. Keep your information private and be cautious of what you share publicly!

On the Go, Beware the WiFi:

When logging on in public, avoid any sensitive online activities, like entering passwords, or accessing banking and financial information. Scammers can pull data from unsecured networks.

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Data Privacy in a Growing Internet of "Me"

As people bring more of their lives online, the amount of personal data we share has grown exponentially. Fitness trackers, music subscription services, WiFi thermostats, payment apps, smart TVs, personal assistant devices and more all collect data on their users. This goes far beyond the information you entered into a form to sign up for a new service. Think about what a bad actor could learn about you, your family and your life simply by seeing the data collected online. It can be alarming.

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Making Your Remote Office Secure

It Was the Best of Times...It Was the Worst of Times

It may be hard to think about any benefits from COVID, but more companies implementing work-from-home polices is perhaps one of them.

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Whose Text Message Is That Anyway

Is that text from Mom or...?

We all know about phishing scams, right?

When a scammer uses a text instead of an email, it’s just another kind of phishing attack called a “smish,” short for SMS phish. “SMS” stands for “short message service” and is the technical term for the text messages you receive on your phone.

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Top 3 Cybersecurity Tips

Consolidated Communications' Network Security Director Offers Top 3 Cybersecurity Tips


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