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COVID-19 Scams on the Rise: How to Stay Safe

A pandemic is a scammer's dream. We at Optimal Networks have been serving the IT and cybsersecurity needs of law firms and associations in the DC Metro area for nearly 3 decades, and we've never experienced a time like this before. As we all look out for...
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The Anatomy of Comprehensive Ransomware Protection

What will it take the city of Baltimore to recover from its recent ransomware attack? Over $18 million. Atlanta won’t be surprised: it cost $17 million for them to recover from their attack last year. There’s a reason we keep seeing more and more about...
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Top 10 Tips to Avoid Social Engineering Hacks

  Did you know that 95% of all successful cyberattacks begin with a phishing scam? And that’s just one type of social engineering, a hacking method that puts us, our families, and our businesses at risk on a daily basis. The unfortunate truth is that our...
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What is "Vishing" and How Can You Stay Protected?

Previously we’ve published several articles about email phishing scams and how to best avoid them. We even put together an infographic on the Top 5 Phishing Red Flags, which you can take a look at here. What we haven’t yet discussed is a different kind...
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Top 5 Phishing Red Flags (Infographic)

Did you know that 95% of successful cyberattacks begin with a phishing scam?   “Phishing” is an umbrella term used to describe an email scam where the sender tries to trick you into handing over valuable information such as account credentials, banking...
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Phishing vs Spear-Phishing vs Email Spoofing: How to stay protected

If you’re anything like our clients, you’re worried about being vulnerable to email scams. Our company has been providing IT support for over 25 years, and never before have we seen this level of concern about phishing, spear-phishing, and email spoofing...
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