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Business Information Security

  • 1000+ SMBs Deal With POS Malware Without Knowing It

    How Can You Secure Your POS System?Secure POS System

    Australian retailers can enhance their point-of-sale (POS) security by knowing the vulnerabilities of all their devices. Online criminals target POS devices because they consider them to be the weakest links in an interconnected system. Once a hacker successfully compromises the payment network, your customer data security becomes at risk since they will often steal credit card numbers and personal identification numbers (PINs).

  • 3 Reasons to Schedule an IT Infrastructure Audit

    Why Do You Need an IT Infrastructure Audit?computer user, typing on keyboard

    It's hard to find any Aussie organisation or business that isn't connected to the Internet. With the world being as globalised and connected as it is today, it has actually become difficult for companies to find long-standing success in business without relying on the conveniences and advantages it delivers. In this connected world, we need IT infrastructure audit professionals to make sure that it works as usual.

  • 4 Points You Need to Look at to Prevent an IT System Security Breach

    How Can Businesses Prevent Data Breaches?IT System Security

    In Australia, data breaches are not uncommon. According to reports by the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC), there were approximately 812 data breaches in 2018 alone. This quarter, a single incident compromised the information of 10 million Aussies. The number and frequency of data breaches should be a cause for concern for all Aussie business owners—particularly those who do not have a strategy in place to protect against threats.

  • 5 Reasons to Choose the Zero Trust Approach

    Why Should You Opt for the Zero Trust Approach?Access Denied-5 Reasons to Choose the Zero Trust Approach

    Many Australian business owners now recognise the need for a more comprehensive approach to network security. Although traditional data protection methods worked well in the past, various technological advances have made it necessary for organisations to update their existing security architecture. If you are concerned about the protection of your valuable data, choosing the zero trust approach may be ideal.

  • 5 Ways to Improve Small Business Security

    Simple Ways You Can Enhance Small Business Security

    How Can You Protect Your Company From Cyber Attacks?

    A report has shown that cybercriminals lean towards quieter attacks, targeting small businesses, but cyber attacks increased by 59% for 2018. And by the end of 2018, the number of attacks peaked at 80 per day, with an average of 62 for the whole year. These cyber-attacks damage businesses in many ways and many are unable to recover from the financial and reputational impact of a breach. To protect your company from the damaging effects of a cyberattack, it is essential to take small business security seriously.

  • 7 Fundamental Steps to Protect Your Valuable Data

    A Progressive Approach to Data Loss PreventionSteps to Data Loss Prevention

    It’s not only large Australian enterprises that should worry about data loss prevention. Even SMBs become a target of hackers worldwide. Additionally, data theft is a bigger problem now more than ever, so data loss prevention should be a major concern of everyone. If you own or run a business in Brisbane or other parts of Queensland, make sure you have a data loss prevention plan. Here are the steps to ensure that your business information is secure and you have a backup.

  • 9 Things You Can Do for Your SMB to Avoid a Data Breach

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    9 Things You Can Do For Your SMB To Avoid A Data Breach

    Data is at the root of every decision. Be it your personal life or professional, nothing remains untouched. For example, while investing you tend to see how your previous investments have fared, what are the rising trends in the market and how much you are safely willing to invest at any time. All this is data which you gather for personal gain. Similarly, business decisions too are driven by data. In business, data collected is wide and varied. It ranges from customer information to company financials, inter-departmental communication etc. In all, data collection is mandatory and so keeping it secure is of prime importance.

  • Better Information Security for Accommodation Websites

    How Secure Is Your Website?Better Information Security for Accommodation Websites

    Australia’s hospitality industry is a perennial target of cybercriminals who will use any means necessary to gain valuable information. Some of their fraudulent activities are spoofing your website and creating fake accommodation deals. These ads often appear to be almost legitimate that the average customer, might not notice the difference between them and your own promotional offers. There are a lot more of these illegal activities that only an IT security consultant company may be able to identify for you.

  • Can You Handle the Real Cost of a Cyber Attack?

    Can SMBs Handle the Real Cost of a Cyber Attack?The Real Cost of a Cyber Attack

    Aussie SMBs are moving toward cloud computing because of the many benefits it provides. Reduced IT costs, scalability of operations and storage as well as increased collaboration are just a few examples. However, with advances in IT come new risks. To keep up with the changes in the IT landscape, attackers are becoming more sophisticated, and the threat environment continues to evolve. Small and medium-sized businesses that have adopted novel IT processes without updating their cybersecurity measures may find themselves victims ill-prepared to prevent a cyber attack.

  • Data Security vs. Data Privacy

    Data Security vs. Data Privacy

    What Is the Difference Between Data Security and Data Privacy?

    Business owners in Australia should have a clear understanding of the difference between data security and data privacy so they can come up with a good network security plan. For many, the distinctions between these two terms may not be clear. Data security is the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and services, while data privacy involves identifying the bounds of who and what actions can be done with certain information. Data may be secure but not private at all.

  • Do Startups Really Need Outsourced IT Support?

    Do Startups Really Need Outsourced IT Support?

    Will Outsourced IT Support Make or Break Your Startup Success?

    Imagine just starting a new business here in Australia and your computers were suddenly attacked by aggressive ransomware. Could anyone from your team resolve this issue and prevent it from escalating and affecting all of your other valuable data? Are there really free resources that can help you avoid these IT issues day in and out? Or would it be wiser to just outsource IT support from a reputable IT Company? As a startup, you would want to begin your operations smoothly but with the least money spent as possible.

  • Don't Work From Home Without These Tips

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    I'm being serious, now, guys. I don't normally have this tone when I'm doing a podcast, but we're seeing so many IT companies that are just doing a poor job at setting up their remote workforces. There's been a 41.5% increase in the amount of businesses that are now open to threats. That's because they've been intentionally opened. Your business is like a box. If you have no light going into that box, nothing inside the box can spoil potentially. As soon as light starts going in, though, you can have bacteria and all sorts of things happen, and your business is exactly the same. Your business as a box, when you open up a door, you're going to let all sorts of nasties come in. I'll put a link in the description so you can see how much more, what they call RDP traffic, is out and around on the internet, which is a protocol that can be broken into.

  • Everything You Need to Know About VPN

    Should You Really Invest in a VPN Service?Everything You Need to Know About VPN

    There are two reasons why Australian businesses should invest in a paid virtual private network (VPN) service. First, a paid service provides you with better online privacy. Another reason involves improved security for transmitting data over the Internet. Remember that when you choose a type of VPN, the advantages can outweigh the risks if you choose the right one.

  • How to Grow Your Business With Managed IT Services

    How to Grow Your Business With Managed IT Services

    Can Managed IT Services Help Improve Your Business?

    For your business in Australia to grow and stay competitive, you need to streamline your current processes and implement new methods. An easy way to do this is by introducing managed IT services. By incorporating professional IT support into your operations, you can reap a range of benefits, such as better operational efficiency, lower operating expenses and bigger earnings.

     

  • How to Implement a Small Business Security Program

    How to Implement a Small Business Security Program

    Having a Hard Time Managing Small Business Security Risks?

    Australian entrepreneurs must implement small business security measures regardless of the state of the market or even their company’s industry and level. It has been a never-ending battle for small businesses to protect assets, including sensitive corporate and customer information, from hackers. That’s why we’ve listed down small business security tips for organisations that want to establish, develop or strengthen their information security program.

  • How To Mitigate The IT Security Risks Of M&A

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    How To Mitigate The IT Security Risks Of M&A

    Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) are hard to ignore in the reality of the business world. It is a time filled with back and forth negotiations, strategising, guessing and second-guessing your instincts. Traditionally, the deal would become final and irrevocable with the signing of contracts. A formal shake of hands would then pass the control from one to the other. If you look closer, the transition period would be full of chaos and hiccups.

  • How to Protect Your Small Business From Cybercrime

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    Miami...it's one of the places that really spoke to me because of Miami Vice, probably the most famous TV show around crime that there is. But don't take my word for it.

  • How to Secure Your Business Network With Alex Penrose

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    In this episode, Alex Penrose from Jolly Frogs tells us about pen testing, reverse engineering, the Internet of Things (IoT), risk profile and risk appetite statement of organisations, social engineering, the two departments in organisations that hackers take advantage of to get information, botnets and vulnerabilities, should you or should you not run automatic updates, backups and disaster recovery, the cloud, password databases and alternative like using passwords that are hard to crack but easy to remember, two-factor authentication, and other security dos and dont's.

  • How to Take Full Advantage of Managed IT Services

    How to Take Full Advantage of Managed IT Services

    What Should SMBs Demand From Their Managed IT Services Provider?

    If you own a small or medium-sized business in Australia, you most likely opted for a managed IT services provider (MSP) to handle your IT needs. After all, it’s the most cost-effective way of addressing your company’s IT system concerns. For one, you don’t have to worry about IT employee turnovers, and another, you get to focus on managing business operations and planning for expansion. However, a question may linger—do you stop there, or should you demand more from your MSP?

  • How to Teach Staff Members About Data Security

    How to Teach Staff Members About Data Security

    How to Teach Your Staff About Data Security

    I've just been talking to a business owner and we put them up to the "Let Us Hack You" challenge. Yes, it is exactly what it sounds like. We're the good guys and we jump in and try to hack your systems like the baddies could and see if we can get in. Now, okay, much to their dismay we got in, they were not impressed.

     

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