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Healthcare Institutions Struggling to Keep Patient Data Safe

June 29th, 2021 by admin

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Contrast Shares Startling Findings and Educates Healthcare Providers on Solutions NE and Central PA – Contrast, a leading managed technology services provider, announced today that the company is sharing a startling fact that has many people...

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Contrast Helps Companies Support a Remote Workforce

June 24th, 2021 by admin

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As companies and employees alike have seen the benefits of working remotely, the need for solutions to empower employees has grown. Employees need to communicate effectively, regardless of their location, and you need to ensure that your business's...

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Contrast Core, All-Inclusive Managed IT Service

May 19th, 2021 by admin

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Businesses everywhere are slowly recovering from the pandemic. Those that made it through that tumultuous time have worked hard to stay afloat, but the struggle isn't over yet. Now more than ever, businesses can't afford to turn their focus away...

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Malware is Running Rampant - Learn The 3 Moves to Stop It

May 5th, 2021 by admin

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Contrast Helps Customers Protect Their Precious Networks NE and Central PA – Contrast a leading managed technology services provider (MTSP), proactively helps businesses address the increased threat of malware affecting small to mid-sized businesses...

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How a Hosted Phone System Can Improve Your Business

May 4th, 2021 by admin

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The ability to effectively communicate is a fundamental part of any business. A reliable phone system is a critical component in building long-lasting client relationships; an unreliable one is a drain on resources and a detriment to your bottom line....

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Contrast Shares How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Impact Small to Mid-Sized Businesses

April 15th, 2021 by admin

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Leading Managed Technology Services Provider Reports on Increases in AI Prevalence NE and Central PA – Contrast a leading managed technology services provider...

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5 Reasons You Should Partner with Contrast

April 6th, 2021 by admin

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As a business owner, you need to ensure that your partner's companies can provide solutions that make your operations run smoothly. You have your IT, communication and collaboration among your employees, cybersecurity, and ongoing training to worry...

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Helping Businesses Be Secure and Productive While Working Remotely

December 30th, 2020 by admin

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The pandemic caused many changes to the way businesses operate. Businesses adapted to the changes by having employees work from home, but that created new challenges. Cybersecurity, along with communication and collaboration, has become an issue...

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Contrast Core – a Complete Managed Service Offering Aids Businesses

November 10th, 2020 by admin

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Since the pandemic began, business owners have additional stresses to manage. You need to ensure that your remote employees have the tools they need to succeed while dealing with a tightened budget. Still, one of the most important aspects of being...

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Get a Personalized Remote Workforce Solution With Contrast Communications

August 9th, 2020 by admin

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When it comes to setting up a remote workforce, many other service providers only offer a one size fits all solution. They aren't able to develop a distinct solution that works for businesses that are looking for something more. Companies seeking solutions...

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Contrast Communications Provides Solutions for Your Remote Workforce

July 31st, 2020 by admin

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There are numerous challenges with transitioning to a remote workforce, from providing collaborative tools to managing your employees. At Contrast Communications, we want to make the transition as seamless as possible, so your company can continue to...

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Managed IT Services Provide Benefits for Your Business

July 16th, 2020 by admin

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The COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses to adapt to the new landscape. As a business owner, you have many responsibilities, from managing a remote workforce to continuing to grow your company. The last thing you need is another IT-related issue...

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How Your Business Can Benefit From a Unified Communications Solution

June 3rd, 2020 by admin

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As the lines between the office and home begin to blur with the work cultural shifting, effective communication and active collaboration have become more important than ever. Without the proper tools being utilized, productivity and efficiency...

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Simplify the Transition to Working From Home With Our 18 Things Checklist

April 20th, 2020 by admin

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Many companies are struggling to convert their workforce over to working remotely in the wake of the pandemic. They are trying to find the best ways and tools to adapt their businesses to changing demands. With so many options and solutions presented...

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How Securing Your Network Can Protect Your Business

February 25th, 2020 by admin

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When people think of protecting their businesses from external threats, they think about a security system or making sure their data is secure. While those are good precautions to have in place, you might be neglecting one of the most vulnerable back...

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Contrast Communications Provides Solutions for Our Customers

January 29th, 2020 by admin

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At Contrast Communications, we understand the needs of businesses. From connecting remote employees and office locations in different geographic areas, hosted cloud solutions, and cybersecurity, today's businesses are all unique in their needs. That's...

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HD Video Conferencing and How It Will Benefit Your Organization

January 13th, 2020 by admin

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Today's business world demands mobility. With remote or traveling employees, the need for holding meetings from anywhere is a necessary function. Contrast Communications offers HD Video Conferencing, which allows face to face communication from any...

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Don't Hack Our Burritos

April 29th, 2019 by admin

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Say it isn't so, Chipotle. A stream of Chipotle customers have said their accounts have been hacked and are reporting fraudulent orders charged to their credit cards — to the tune of hundreds of dollars. Customers have also posted on several...

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Posted in: Uncategorized, This Week in Breach

Ransomware: When Cities Go Offline

April 24th, 2019 by admin

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Greenville, N.C., has effectively been knocked offline by a ransomware attack with the city IT department having shut down the majority of its servers to limit the extent of the attack. Exploit: Ransomware attack City of Greenville: Part of...

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This Week in Breach: A Prescription for an Early Retirement

April 15th, 2019 by admin

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It was a prescription for an early retirement when two Michigan based doctors became victims of a ransomware attack.   The ransomware encrypted their system which housed patient records, appointment schedules, and payment information rendering the data...

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This Week in Breach: Health System Email Hacks

April 8th, 2019 by admin

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Not once, not twice, but THREE times... A California-based health system recently reported a breach of patient data after two phishing attacks in November and mid-January that gave a hacker access to three employee web email accounts.   During the incident,...

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This Week in Breach: Be careful where you click!

April 1st, 2019 by admin

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Ever get an email and you're not sure if you should open it?  It happens to everyone.  Last week, it happened to employees at an Oregon state agency tasked with running their foster care and welfare programs possibly exposing the personal information...

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This Week in Breach: Student Hackers

March 25th, 2019 by admin

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In events that played out like a movie, students in Michigan hacked into their school district's computer system and changed their grades and attendance records. According to statements made online, Jim Nielsen, the superintendent of Orchard View Schools,...

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This Week in Breach: Ransomware Attacks

March 18th, 2019 by admin

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When you're trying to run your surgical suite, we're guessing the last thing you want to do is pay hackers $14,000 in a ransomware attack, but that's just what happened to a group of doctors in Washington.   Spokane, Wash.-based Columbia Surgical...

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This Week in Breach: Topps Sports Cards

March 11th, 2019 by admin

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Attention, sports fans.  If you used your credit card to buy anything from the Topps website over the past few months, your credit card information may have been compromised.   Recently, the company sent out a notice to potentially impacted customers...

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This Week in Breach: Malvertising Campaigns

March 4th, 2019 by admin

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Over Presidents' Day weekend, a new malvertising campaign targeting US users’ personal and financial information. Researchers from Confiant observed over 800 million malicious ad impressions as a part of the massive malvertising campaign executed by...

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This Week in Breach: Dunkin' Donuts

February 25th, 2019 by admin

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Dunkin' Donuts announced earlier this month that it was the victim of a credential stuffing attack during which hackers gained access to customer accounts. So, what is credential stuffing?  It's a cyber-security term to describe a type of cyber attack...

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We're Hiring - Account Executive

December 12th, 2018 by admin

Are you interested in bringing innovative communication solutions and services to businesses, governments, and organizations throughout Central and Northeastern Pennsylvania?  Contrast Communications is currently hiring for an Account Executive position...

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Connecting Cole's with Customers

July 31st, 2018 by admin

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The middle of a home repair project is a frustrating time to find you need more coarse thread drywall screws. Or a 3/8-inch socket. Or even some rare specialty gadget you’ve never heard of. When you call the local hardware store to see if they have...

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We've Updated Our Logo in Celebration of Our Anniversary

July 11th, 2018 by admin

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Contrast Communications: 10 Years Strong

June 20th, 2018 by admin

Thanks to The Daily Item for acknowledging Contrast's 10th year providing communication services to Pennsylvania businesses: MIFFLINBURG – More than 100 years ago, skeptics dismissed the invention of the telephone as a toy and impractical toward...

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