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Ransomware: Should you pay?

Ransomware is quickly becoming one of the largest threats to organisations of all shapes and sizes, and the stuff of nightmares for both IT professionals and business owners. McAfee reports that ransomware attacks have doubled in 2019 and the reality is it’s a threat you’ve likely already experienced before or…

How RSA SecureID tokens work

On February 18, 2019, Posted by , In General,Security, By ,,, , With No Comments

RSA authentication tokens can seem mystical, with the biggest mystery surrounding them being as to how such a small device that never needs charging can generate random codes the bank also knows. Contrary to popular belief RSA SecureID hardware tokens do not have a radio receiver’s in them and don’t…

Improving your organization’s physical security

In the mad dash to combat hacker and the growing number of cyber security threats, many organisations are forgetting to secure their own front door! While the majority of attacks against businesses originate online and normally are non targeted, physical attack’s do happen and can have devastating consequences if safeguards…

How To Spot Phishing Emails

On January 22, 2019, Posted by , In General,Security,Tips and Tricks, By , , With No Comments

It’s estimated cyber crime costs the world over $700 billion damages a year with phishing and email scams making up a large proportion of this due to their high effectiveness. Unfortunately this is on the rise and while spam filters are getting better so too are the scammers. Increasingly fraudulent…

Scammy Top level Domains, what to do about them

On January 14, 2019, Posted by , In Security, By ,,, , With No Comments

Top level domains use to be straightforward, almost all sites were ‘.com’, ‘org’, ‘.net’, ‘edu’, ‘gov’ followed by a 2 letter country code like AU or NZ. This gave the reader a fair idea of the type of organisation running the website and the country of its target audience. In…

Top 6 easy ways to boost your internet security for free

Keeping yourself secure online can be difficult and expensive challenge. Here are the top 6 ways you can improve your privacy and security without spending a spent! 1. Use a Modern Web-browser There is a lot of debate on which is the best internet browser, however the overwhelming consensus is…

What Secrets Are You Giving Away With Your Old IT Equipment?

On December 2, 2018, Posted by , In Security, By ,, , With No Comments

What Secrets Are You Giving Away With Your Old IT Equipment? Organisations put considerable resources into buying and installing new equipment, however the often neglected side of the story is what happens old equipment. For some businesses it’s just a matter quickly deleting any sensitive files before throwing it into…

7 devices your probably forgetting to update

On November 7, 2018, Posted by , In Security, By ,,, , With No Comments

7 devices your probably forgetting to update When most organisations think of keeping their infrastructure updated, their response is usually keeping the operating systems of their desktops and servers current, as-well as updating their firewalls firmware on an occasional basis. Very frequently these 7 network devices slip through the gaps…

Boost your network security with Pi-Hole

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an easy way to block known bad websites and threats across the whole of your network without the need for expensive software packages install on every device? Pi-Hole is an open-source DNS based filtering solution focused on blocking ads and malicious domains before…