Cyber security and managed services

Cyber security is something you hear about a lot these days. Sometimes it’s thrown around to scare business owners, other times it has proven to be a cautionary tale, one that small businesses can learn from to fend themselves from online threats that can leave devastating impact. What’s certain is statistics don’t lie, and as [...]

Reasons to upgrade to MS Windows Server 2016

Microsoft released Windows Server 2016 in September last year to the mantra “agility meets control meets security” with key features including a more robust operating system and improved security out-of-the-box. Windows Server 2016 continues to get Server Core as an installation option, but also provides something newer, smaller and with an increased emphasis on remote [...]

How to select a secure password…

These tips are designed to help you create a strong, secure password with tips on how to ensure you don’t forget it! Password fundamentals The most important considerations for creating a good password are: 1. The longer the better: At a minimum you should have 8 characters, but we’d recommend 12 or more. 2. Complexity: [...]

By | January 29th, 2017|Security, Tech Trends and Tips|0 Comments

Predicting cyber-threats in 2017

As 2017 rolls in, the threat of more formidable cyber attacks looms large. Hackers and the cyber police will spend a lot of time outsmarting each other, while consumers of technology, individuals and businesses alike, anticipate the best security plan that can guarantee they sleep soundly at night. When it comes to defending against cyber-attacks, [...]

By | January 23rd, 2017|Business Value, Ransomware, Security|0 Comments

Social Engineering prevention

Would you let a stranger into your house? In the pursuit of a quick dollar, the Internet's underworld is always looking for the weakest link in the chain.Unfortunately for us all, WE are now the weakest link. The continued improvement in anti-malware protection at the firewall, over the network and on our PC, along with [...]

By | October 20th, 2016|Security, Tech Trends and Tips|0 Comments

Reset your Dropbox password

Remember in 2012 when Dropbox’s data, which contained details of around two-thirds of its customers, were leaked? At the time, Dropbox reported that a collection of users’ email addresses had been stolen, but it wasn’t until recently that the company discovered that passwords had been stolen as well. So what does this mean for Dropbox [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Security|0 Comments

How exposed are your passwords, therefore your business?

Password "brett1" would take 54 milliseconds' to crack, "brett123" a minute and "brett2016" only 42 minutes. Password scams are real, here is a real life example... Every IT technician gets the call at some time... A good friend of 10 years called me after his wife had been victim to a telephone scam. A Telstra [...]

By | June 8th, 2016|Security, Tech Trends and Tips|0 Comments