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3 Fundamentals for Shoring Up Phishing Defenses

October 13, 2021

From ransomware to SolarWinds, the cybersecurity space has been as hectic as it has ever been over the last 12-24 months. However, for all of the emerging threats and news that are cropping up on the horizon, phishing – one of the oldest pain points in cybersecurity – is continuing to quietly wreak havoc, and is as big of a threat as it has ever been. Despite often being overlooked in terms of hype, phishing has been a mainstay in...

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Get Familiar with the Cyber Basics

October 7, 2021

At a time when we are more connected than ever, being “cyber smart” is of the utmost importance. This year has already seen more than a fair share of attacks and breaches, including the SolarWinds and Kaseya breaches as well as high-profile attacks on the Colonial Pipeline and other critical infrastructure. Furthermore, as has been underlined by these recent breaches, cyberattacks are becoming more sophisticated with more evolved bad actors cropping up each day. Luckily, there are several steps that...

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Cybersecurity Month

Alpine Champions Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October 5, 2021

Every October, Cybersecurity Awareness Month continues to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity across our Nation. Led by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the National Cybersecurity Alliance (NCSA), Cybersecurity Awareness Month shares messages and weekly themes of the importance of staying safe online. The evergreen theme – Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart – encourages individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting their part of cyberspace, stressing personal accountability and the importance of taking proactive steps...

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Attracting Success Campaign Draws Iowa Lt. Gov. Gregg to Clayton County

September 28, 2021

Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg visited Osborne Nature Center in July to learn more about “Attracting Success in Clayton County” as part of his 99 County Tour. He was interested in this exciting new project spearheaded by Jenna Pollock, Clayton County Conservation Executive Director. According to Pollock, the purpose of Attracting Success in Clayton County is “to engage young adults and young families, and to grow a strong Northeast Iowa Young Professionals Network.” “Northeast Iowa is known for its natural...

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Elkader is a #SmartRuralCommunity Powered by Fiber Broadband

September 27, 2021

What does it mean to live, work and be part of a Smart Rural Community? For Elkader, it started with Alpine Communications investing millions of dollars in building the 100% fiber-optic Fusion Network in 2007.  In the past 14 years, Elkader has experienced how fiber broadband has given the community a competitive edge to attract new residents, businesses and improve the quality of life for those who live and work here.  Recently, Alpine Communications presented two Smart Rural Community road...

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Aureon Features Alpine Communications in Business Spotlight

September 21, 2021

When it comes to serving families and businesses in Northeast Iowa, Alpine Communications’ vision is clear: Connected communities become thriving communities. The unwavering commitment to their customers is emulated in everything they do. From quality broadband and digital television services to telephone and smart security, Alpine Communications exemplifies its vision through its suite of offerings to the communities of Elgin, Elkader, Garnavillo, Guttenberg, Garber, Marquette, and McGregor in Clayton and Fayette counties. With their main office located in Elkader, Alpine’s...

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Tony Young

Meet the Crew – Tony Young

August 27, 2021

Alpine Communications is excited to welcome Tony Young to the team.  Tony started his role as Alpine’s accounting assistant in July 2021. His job duties are many, including accounts payable, receivables, and inventory management, to name a few. He previously worked at Lori Knapp Companies and Theisen’s. Tony’s hometown is Dubuque, Iowa, where he graduated from Dubuque Senior High School. His hobbies include playing and watching sports. He’s an avid fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers, and the...

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6 Things You Don’t Have To Do With A Landline

August 14, 2021

Having a corded landline phone at home provides you with many benefits including consistently clearer voice quality than a cell phone. However, did you ever stop to consider all of the little annoying things you don’t have to do with your landline phone? Here are our favorites: You don’t have to think about signal strength. You don’t have to remember to charge the battery. You don’t have to run around the house looking for it when it rings. You don’t...

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Protecting Elders From Cybercrime

August 3, 2021

Believe it or not, our older generation is not the most victimized age group by scammers. That title belongs to the younger generation ages 20-29, according to recent studies. Although reported fraud may have been less for the older generation, the overall monetary loss from scams is typically much higher. Help these individuals like they’ve helped you by sharing cybersecurity tips and scams to watch out for. Romance Scams – Many seniors turn to dating sites or apps to find...

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Aureon Grant Recipients Q1 2021

Aureon Awards Q1 2021 Charity Grants to Local Non-Profits

July 19, 2021

Aureon is pleased to announce that Aureon Charity Grants for the first quarter of 2021 have been awarded to area non-profit organizations in Northeast Iowa. The grants were presented in conjunction with Alpine Communications who sponsored the grant applications. Upon reviewing an abundance of applications, the Aureon Charity Grant Committee delegated funds to projects committed to the betterment of local Iowa communities. City of Guttenberg – $250.00 to help fund a pickleball court Elgin Historical Society – $500.00 to help...

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