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Cybersecurity Matters

Cybersecurity Matters

One of the greatest challenges facing businesses today is cybersecurity. As employees continue to work from home (WFH), the office and other remote locations, hazardous cyber threats continue to rise.

  • Approximately 40% of organizations have reported a spike in cybercrime since enabling remote working
  • 61% of all malware has been targeted towards remote workers through cloud applications

Here are a few simple steps your business can take to help reduce the threat of cyberattacks:

System Updates: One of the best ways to protect yourself from cyber-attacks is to ensure the device, operating system, program and mobile apps you are using are updated with the latest software.

Antivirus Software: Install an antivirus solution to detect, disarm and remove malicious malware already on your computer or network and keep it updated.

Firewall: Filter your internet traffic by using a firewall to prevent infected files, malicious malware and viruses from entering your computer or network.

Secure Networks: Keep your information safe while browsing online by using a virtual private network (VPN). This creates a secure connection between your device and the internet by encrypting your data.

Endpoint Protection: Enforce the use of strong, unique passwords for every online account your employees use. When possible, enable multi-factor authentication (MFA) across all user devices and accounts to provide an additional layer of security.

Data Encryption: Your company’s sensitive data should be encrypted in storage and while being transmitted. In the event of a breach, encrypted data will be illegible and useless. 

Data Backup & Recovery: Data stored on a separate medium can be recovered in the event of data loss or corruption. Backup copies on a regular basis to minimize the amount of data lost between backups.

Whether your business relies heavily on cloud computing or just maintains a website and uses email, cybersecurity should be a top priority. For best results, have an IT professional conduct a cybersecurity health check to help identify areas of weakness and to recommend appropriate measures to reduce your risks.

The 5 Best Tools for Hybrid Workers

The 5 Best Tools for Hybrid Workers

Distance doesn’t have to mean disconnected. Whether your team is working remotely, back in the office or has a hybrid schedule, your business still needs to connect with customers and collaborate with colleagues. The feature sets and tools built with a hosted VoIP phone solution will empower your team to stay on task, be visible… Continue Reading

Meet BendTel’s New General Manager

Meet BendTel’s New General Manager

BendTel, Inc. is proud to announce the promotion of Doug Cox to the position of General Manager. With over 14 years of sales experience in the local telecommunications industry, Cox has served most recently in the role of Sales Manager for BendTel. Cox’s proven track record for helping small start-up companies get off the ground… Continue Reading

Proud Sponsor of the Boys & Girls Club of Bend’s Virtual House Party Event

Proud Sponsor of the Boys & Girls Club of Bend’s Virtual House Party Event

Who’s ready to party? BendTel is excited to flex our Mix Master skills as an event sponsor for the Boys & Girls Club of Bend’s virtual House Party event. On Saturday, May 8th, community members, business leaders, and parents will come together virtually at the first ever House Party, presented by Qorvo. The event will raise much… Continue Reading

Who is BendTel?

Who is BendTel?

BendTel is Central Oregon’s largest locally owned and operated business telephone and Internet provider. We specialize in fiber optic Internet with speeds up to 10 Gbps, cloud-based VoIP phone services, remote feature sets & cable and wiring for new construction or building upgrades. Whether you’re one person in an office or an enterprise-class company, BendTel… Continue Reading

BendTel Hosts Virtual Coffee Clatter Event

BendTel Hosts Virtual Coffee Clatter Event

As a proud member of the Redmond Chamber of Commerce, BendTel was honored to host one of their virtual Coffee Clatter events via FaceBook Live. Check out the video below to learn all about how BendTel got started, what sets us apart from the competition and what the future holds for our telephone and Internet… Continue Reading

BendTel Earns Diamond Status for the 4th Year

BendTel Earns Diamond Status for the 4th Year

BendTel, Inc. has earned “Diamond” status in the NEC Corporation of America’s (NEC) Smart Partner Program for the fourth year in a row.  Diamond status is earned by NEC phone system dealers that meet exceptional business standards, sales achievements and adhere to the strict requirements established by NEC. The NEC’s Smart Partner Program is comprised of an… Continue Reading

Accomplished under 40 Award Winner

Accomplished under 40 Award Winner

Congratulations to our Marketing Director, Mara McCloskey-Becker, for receiving the Accomplished under 40 Award – made possible by Cascade Business News and presented by US Bank. Accomplished under 40 award winners are selected for their outstanding professional accomplishments, coupled with their extraordinary community involvement and unique leadership skills. Meet our Accomplished under 40 Winner Professional… Continue Reading