Beware there is now Self-Propagating Ransomware

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Although some may have hoped that the threat of ransomware was on the decline, the reality is that it’s quite the opposite. Until now, attacks seemed to be targeted directly at its victims, but Microsoft warns that may no longer be true. With their discovery of self-propagating ransomware it’s vital to fully understand the possible

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The Ultimate Disaster Recovery Check List

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STAY ONE STEP AHEAD OF POTENTIAL DISASTERS Prepare yourself before disaster strikes. When it comes to data backup and disaster recovery (BDR), being prepared for potential disasters is key to keep your business running. It’s not only important to have a disaster recovery solution you trust, but to make sure you test it as well.

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Data Backup – Often a False Sense of Security

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While you may be taking some precautions, such as securing and backing up your sensitive data, sometimes that’s not enough. There is a common misconception that data is safe if backed up once a day, but this outdated practice is no longer sufficient for several reasons: If you forget to perform the backup or the

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Different Types of Hackers Explained

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The Australian government are madly running around trying to upgrade our defences against Cyber Security. Have you asked yourself why? Well the truth is, like it or not, as business owners we now have to be aware of all the nasties within the IT community – because they could potentially put us out of business

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BYOD Big Security Risk?

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Bring your own device (BYOD) strategy is when an employee uses their personal mobile device to work with your company from anywhere. This strategy can bring about many advantages to your business such as increased efficiency and convenience. However, this can also bring a number of security risks for your IT infrastructure and data. If

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Five Tips on Privacy Issues Around Windows 10

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Long gone are the days where private information (like vault combinations and the name of your high school crush) are kept confined within a padlocked journal. Speculation has been circulating that Windows 10 gathers more info than it should. Whether or not you think privacy lines have been breached, here are some tips to protect

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Don’t let power outages hurt your business

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When people think of the causes of downtime and the need for a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), they tend to think big. Powerful storms, massive bushfires and floods are usually what springs to mind. While these disasters can disrupt your business, a small power outage can be just as problematic if you’re not prepared. Here’s

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How to Boost Productivity in 2016

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We all experience those days where we feel like we’ve been super productive and have managed to check off a bunch of tasks from our to-do list. But if you feel like these days are few and far between and you’d like to up the ante on a more consistent basis, it’s time to adopt

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IT Security Predictions 2016

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Online security has probably never been such a hotly debated subject as it was in 2015. With the recent high-profile attacks on Sony and others, to the leaking of data stolen from the extramarital-affair-facilitating Ashley Madison website. These have pushed cyber security firmly into the spotlight. So what can we expect from 2016? Experts predict

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