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What is the Average Cost of a Ransomware Attack?

by John Lane - Feb 3, 2020

Ransomware is a form of malware which infects your computer and encrypts all accessible files, rendering them unusable. The malware can also spread rapidly through a network, infecting many computers in a short amount of time, each demanding a separate ransom.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, risk, scam, tips, data management

How SMBs Can Reduce Spam And Phishing Emails

by Lachie Dixon - Sep 30, 2019

The word “spam” has the ring of something annoying, and it certainly is. Spam email and phishing has become a massive issue for SMBs, costing businesses thousands of dollars.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, phishing, Risk Management

Why Your SMB Could Suffer A Cyber Attack This Year

by Lachie Dixon - Sep 24, 2019

Cyber-attacks are becoming more frequent, hackers are becoming smarter, and their attacks are becoming more sophisticated and programmed.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, risk

3 Ways To Protect Against Ransomware

by Lachie Dixon - Sep 3, 2019

Ask anyone who works in IT what malware they consider to be the most likely to bring a company to stand still and you can pretty safely assume their answer will be ransomware. Although not a totally new concept, ransomware has become a major threat over the past couple of years. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security

Five Tips to Ensure Your Data Remains Secure, Relevant and Accessible

by Lachie Dixon - Jul 4, 2019

Adopting a secure and accessible data management solution can protect your business from data theft, misplaced documents and can save employees hours of labour as files are readily accessible.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Data Security, Data Loss, Risk Management

Why Two-Factor Authentication and Password Policies Are Critical for Securing Your Business (and How To Implement Them)

by John Lane - Dec 19, 2018

In an era where the average cost of a single malware attack on a company has risen to a catastrophic $2.4 million, it's safe to say that cybersecurity has never been more important than it is right now. But at the same time, this demands the question: in a world where even large corporations like Yahoo and Uber can become victims overnight, what chance does your small business really have?

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, risk, end user, business, two factor authentication, passwords

Your Guide to the ASD Essential 8 Strategies (And How to Implement Them)

by John Lane - Nov 29, 2018

Cybersecurity attacks are a major threat to every business. That said, many businesses aren’t aware of the basics of how to protect themselves against these common threats. A breach in security can be catastrophic for a business’s reputation and bottom line.

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TAGS: it strategy, it security, cyber security, risk, strategy, tips, essential 8, webinar, implementation

Phishing Attacks: How to Instantly Spot an Email Scam

by John Lane - Sep 25, 2018

Not only are phishing scams incredibly common, they're also getting more believable and effective as time goes on. According to one recent study, a massive 76% of all organisations said that they experienced phishing attacks in 2017. Not only that, but the frequency rate of those attacks actually took a massive 65% leap compared to 2016.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, scam, phishing, how to

Why an Information Technology Audit Is More Important Than You Probably Think

by John Lane - Aug 29, 2018

Being able to leverage the full power of modern technology is critical to the success of any business, but it's also a far more proactive affair than a lot of people realise.

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TAGS: it strategy, it security, IT systems, It monitoring, hybrid cloud, hybrid IT, private cloud, public cloud, digital workplaces, auditing

The 6 Major Ways That IT Is Disrupting the Retail Industry (and What You Can Do About Them)

by John Lane - Jul 24, 2018

To say that the retail industry in Australia is thriving is actually a little bit of an understatement. Retail sales in May of 2018 grew by 0.4%, well ahead of the original expectations of 0.3%. This means that, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, sales came at around $26.67 billion when all seasonal adjustment are accounted for. 

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TAGS: it security, trends, Retail, hybrid IT, digital workplaces, modern workplace, industry, customer experience