Tag Archive: phishing

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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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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COVID-19 Scam

Beware of COVID-19 Computer Scams

April 15, 2020

Stay ready, even indoors! Many of us are spending more time than normal on our screens, whether we are working from home, homeschooling our children, or binge-watching our favorite shows to help pass the time indoors. While COVID-19 has many of us staying home to help save lives, unfortunately, it’s not only outdoors that we need to take care of. Scammers and hackers are taking this opportunity—while the country is vulnerable—to launch new phishing and malware attacks. Phishing is when...

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​​Watch Out for Coronavirus Scams

March 24, 2020

​​​Criminals are opportunists. They will often capitalize on major news events to create scams to take advantage of unsuspecting consumers. The ongoing coronavirus pandemic is a perfect example. The fear evoked by the COVID-19 creates the perfect opportunity for criminals to prey upon individuals with phishing, social engineering scams and more. ​​Some of the potential scams to watch out for include:​ ​​Phishing: The fraudulent practice of sending emails disguised as coming from reputable companies in order to entice people to...

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Covid-19 Telework Cybersecurity Strategies

March 17, 2020

Alpine Communications is tenaciously seeking information that will protect our customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Criminals will take advantage of this crisis and everyone needs to be vigilant and safe.  We received a news release from the State of Iowa and want to make sure you have these cybersecurity tips and resources if you are a remote worker or distance learner. Release: from the Office of the Chief Information Officer, State of Iowa CONTACT: Gloria Van Rees, 515.782.3661 DES MOINES,...

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