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As the business owner, manager or someone with responsibility for IT systems security, the apathy shown towards your business' security should scare you. And if it doesn't then something is wrong!

We've launched a new service where we check all our clients to see if they’ve been pwned? We can iterate through all the user accounts on our support portal and connect to the have i been pwned? database to see if they’ve been exposed. We’ll run this service monthly to check to see if they are part of any new breaches

Everyone knows about email spam, and email viruses and malware. We can implement robust anti-malware/anti-virus systems to mitigate against these in most cases. However, a term you may have heard, ‘phishing’, is not so easy to mitigate.

This month I’m going to raise two similar new pieces of legislation that Australian businesses should be aware of. While they are not strictly IT related - their importance transcends any particular business unit.

Social engineering can result in the loss of sensitive information, money, and potentially the reputation of your business. And this isn't an IT problem

There are going to be a few major areas to watch and take note of this year. I’ll give a brief overview of these below, as well as what they could mean for your business.

There’s been a lot of activity in the news recently about data security, IT software vulnerabilities and hacking in general. iPhone malware, census fail and government department infiltration have been hot topics in the last few weeks.

All the reporting of LinkedIn security breach misses the bigger issue. The fact that passwords are reused again and again across the internet, it could be your other online accounts that could be compromised!

2016 has heralded in a new phase for the ‘cloud’, it has quickly become one of the decade's most defining technology within the industry, developing from a trivial IT buzz-word, into a point of unavoidable prominence. A good few months ago I composed a blog post entitled ‘3 Myths of Moving to the Cloud’, which detailed some common misconceptions many individuals hold surrounding the cloud and stated with a clear viewpoint that perhaps the cloud was not the right decision for every business. Before making any definite decisions on moving services to the cloud it’s imperative to make sure you know what you’re getting yourself into. So with that in mind, I highly recommend that you give the post a read before continuing on. It can be found, here.  Okay, so you’re still with me! You’ve been swept away with the zeitgeist and you’ve confirmed that it is indeed the right decision for you and your business. Great! Now only one impending question rem ...

When we saw this post, "Criminals target small businesses with poor server security" from “Stay Smart Online”, a government initiative, we decided to help spread the word. We are also offering up our time for FREE during the month of April to help diagnose if your server is vulnerable or not.

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