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How to Protect Your VoIP from Hackers

Monday, April 1st, 2019

Your VoIP plays a very essential role in your business operations. It is part of what connects you to your customers and clients, and is also a tool for your employees to communicate with one another. A lot of sensitive information passes through your VoIP system, so the last thing you want is to be exposed to hackers. VoIP systems on their own are quite well protected, but there is always more you can do to guarantee its function and safety from hackers for you, your employees, and your clients. This is why you should take every precaution possible to protect your VoIP from would-be hackers, and here are a few tips on how to do just that.

Further train employees

Obviously you have already done a fantastic job training your employees when you first hired them, but there is more you can teach them when it comes to protecting your VoIP. Often problems with hackers start with employees not knowing what warning signs to look out for. To combat this, you should be training your employees for dangerous signals that may alert you to signs that your VoIP is being attacked by hackers. Employees should know what the dangers are, including spam calls and emails, as well as what information they must protect for the sake of the company.

Restrict access

Another way to further protect your VoIP is by restricting access to potential risks that could leave you exposed to hackers and the dangers they bring with them. This can easily be done by contacting your VoIP provider and asking them to install protective and restrictive software that can block threats before they happen. Advanced fraud detection software from your VoIP can detect unusual and risky calling patterns early on and alert an administrator who will be able to address the issue quickly.

Encryption

If possible, encryption should always be used to help protect your VoIP calls. Since VoIP calls are usually unencrypted as they travel through the internet, but by adding encryptions where possible, the calls can be further secured and protected. It is an additional safety precaution that you did not have before, which will help to further fend off any hackers from doing damage. By making sure your VoIP is properly encrypted, there will be less worry over the possibilities of what a hacker may do.

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3 Data Protection Tips

Thursday, February 28th, 2019
3 Data Protection Tips
Keep your data secure with these tips!

Protecting your data is about more than just files and documents. Passwords, financial information, and private information should be kept safe from hackers and network security threats that can compromise your employees’ and customers’ private information. Keeping your data secure helps to keep your customers, and your business, safe from cyber security threats. Luckily, there are many approaches you can take to keeping your devices, passwords, and your network secure from hackers, malware, and scams. Here are 3 data protection tips that can help you keep all your data secure.

1. Secure Your Network

It’s incredibly important to keep your network safe from hackers and malware to ensure that your business tech runs smoothly and your employees’ and customers’ personal information stays secure. The first step to securing your network is password protection–you always want to make sure your wireless network is password protected to prevent hackers from being able to access the information on your network. You may even want to consider using a VPN for more secure access to the Internet. Firewalls are also a great way to keep your network protected. Some are found in security software, but hardware firewalls built into your network router are a great way to keep your network safe from attacks, viruses, and dangerous programs.

2. Use Anti-Malware Protection

Anti-malware protection is a must for any business. Beyond your firewall or other network security protections, you’ll want to make sure employees are trained to spot telltale signs of malware. These will often attack your computer via scam emails that urge you to click on a link or visit a url. Make sure your team is trained to spot these scams to avoid malware infiltrating your system. It’s also a good idea to run anti-virus software that will scan your computer for any unknown spyware or malware that may wind up your computer.

3. Encrypt Your Data

Finally, data encryption is crucial. Encryption is a great way to protect your files, and there are many tools available that allow you to encrypt (and decrypt) emails. Encryption scrambles your data, which makes it harder to access in case of any attempted cyber attacks. This is a great option for sending sensitive or personal data across your network. Keep your data secure by using encryption and always remembering to backup your files.

Phone System Solutions from Delta Intellicom

Want to learn more about the ways we can help improve your business? Delta Intellicom can satisfy all of your telecommunication needs, whether you need help with your new VoIP system or just want to streamline your existing office phone network. We have served the Maryland, Washington, D.C, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania areas for over 20 years and offer an unparalleled customer experience. We have the expertise and products to fulfill all of your phone service and data needs. For more information, contact us online or give us a call at 1-800-946-3358. For more tips, follow us on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

5 Ways To Know That You Have Been Hacked

Friday, October 5th, 2018

5 Ways To Know That You Have Been Hacked

Knowing how to spot potential hacks and how to fix them is essential.

With the threats to cyber-security changing and growing on a daily basis, the potential to be hacked is high. While anti-malware and virus software does its part, often these cannot compete with the intense threats that exist. Knowing how to spot potential hacks and how to fix them is essential. Read the rest of this entry »

Understanding Best Practices for Using Public Wi-Fi

Friday, July 27th, 2018

Understanding Best Practices for Using Public Wi-Fi

The full mobility of smartphones, tablets, and even laptops means that people require internet access while they’re away from the security of their internet connections.

At some point, everyone with a mobile device will feel tempted to log onto public Wi-Fi, even while having full knowledge of the risks. The full mobility of smartphones, tablets, and even laptops means that people require internet access while they’re away from the security of their internet connections. It’s probably more beneficial to learn how to use public Wi-Fi safely rather than encourage people not to use it altogether. From coffee shops to the medical office waiting rooms and even department stores, public Wi-Fi access is waiting for you to connect your devices and get online. Here are some of the best practices for using public Wi-Fi. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Enhance Your Online Security

Friday, June 1st, 2018

How to Enhance Your Online Security

Enhance your online security today!

As threats to online security become more and more sophisticated and advanced each day, it’s important to keep up with the changing technology by enhancing your online security. Online security is a matter of creating a full network of defense that minimizes your risks of attack. Here are some essential tips for enhancing your online security. Read the rest of this entry »

Have I Been Hacked?

Friday, January 5th, 2018

Have I Been Hacked?

Keep your systems safe and secure with these tips!

The unfortunate reality is that the number of cybercriminals in the world is growing. As the internet continues to evolve, cybercriminals are getting smarter every day. They are finding new ways to infiltrate your systems. That being the case, it is so essential always to take protective measures with all of your devices. If your computer ever gets hacked, there are some signs that should let you know that you are one of the unlucky ones. Here are ways to tell if your computer has been hacked. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Know if Your VoIP System Was Hacked

Thursday, December 7th, 2017

VoIP System

Your VoIP system made me susceptible to hacking, but how can you tell if your system has been compromised?

VoIP phone systems are becoming more popular, but so is hacking them! Securing your VoIP phone system is a serious matter, and phone lines being hacked and used for nefarious purposes is all too common. Here are some of the ways that you can determine if your VoIP system has been hacked.

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Benefits of Virtual Phone Systems

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Benefits of Virtual Phone Systems

Virtual phone systems are gaining popularity by companies in recent years.

With every investment business owners make into their companies, telecommunications is one of the most important systems as it gives your clients and customers access to your products and services. Regardless of how long you’ve been in business, especially for new companies, you want to operate with professionalism and integrity, giving your customers and clients all the confidence you want them to have in choosing your service or products as their preferred provider. Here are some of the benefits you’ll receive when using a virtual phone system for your business.    Read the rest of this entry »