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Top 5 Tips to Secure your Business While Working from Home

by Powernet - Jan 9, 2022

Working from home is a shift that most businesses have had to adjust to. One of the biggest problems with working from a living space is security. Your business is especially vulnerable when you have many employees working in different locations. How are you to secure your company from home?

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TAGS: cyber security, managed service provider, outsourced, tips, Data Security, remote workforce, IT support

Benefits of Managed IT Services for Your Small Business

by Powernet - Dec 29, 2021

Small businesses can have a lot of plates to manage. Between technological failures and customer support, it can be tricky to keep everything in line all by yourself. This difficulty is where managed IT services come into play. Managed IT services have many benefits that can smooth out the day-to-day for any business owner.

 

Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of managed IT services for your small business. With proper support, you can help your company flourish and take advantage of all there is to offer. Small businesses can get a lot out of managed IT services that are difficult to obtain in a solo manner.

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, outsourced, tips, Data Security, IT support

Remote Desktop Usage During COVID-19 and Working From Home

by Powernet - Dec 22, 2021

As the pandemic stretches on it’s becoming increasingly clear that the emergency measures many businesses used at the beginning of the outbreak need to last longer than we expected. That means looking for solutions that work in the long term, not just the short term.

 

With more businesses relying on remote support services it’s time to start considering all their options.

One option that’s relatively easy for businesses to implement, but still offers good security, is to have employees connect to a remote desktop from home.

 

Here’s what you need to know about remote desktops, how they work, and what you should prepare for when your business decides to use one.

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TAGS: cyber security, managed service provider, outsourced, tips, Data Security, remote workforce, IT support

What to Expect from Your IT Support Provider

by Powernet - Dec 8, 2021

If you are looking to hire an IT support provider for your company, you might be wondering what you can expect. There are many services an IT support provider company offers, but there are also many they don’t. 

 

Keep reading to learn more about a few of the services you can expect from your IT support provider, and a few you cannot. There are many effective benefits they can offer to keep your company in working order.

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TAGS: cyber security, managed service provider, outsourced, tips, Data Security, IT support

How IT Support Service Providers Reduce Total IT Costs with Advanced Technology

by Powernet - Nov 23, 2021

Any business knows that IT costs can stack up over time. Between security breaches, training of new staff, and delayed responses, a drastic amount is spent on information technology each year. IT support service providers can solve this cost, reducing the amount spent by a business thanks to their advanced technology.

 

Read on to learn more about how an IT support service provider company can reduce the total cost with advanced technology. This price effectiveness is beneficial for any business, no matter the size. If you are thinking about investing in IT support service providers, this information will benefit you.

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, outsourced, tips, Data Security, IT support

Cyber Security Checklist for 2021

by Powernet - Nov 10, 2021

Cyber security is only getting more important for businesses, not less. As more businesses move their data online and rely on the internet for more essential functions of their business, hackers and other cybercriminals have even more opportunities to take advantage of the system.

 

That means that businesses need to be more careful than ever when it comes to their own cybersecurity.

You need to know what kinds of threats are out there, how to prevent your business from becoming vulnerable, and what to do in case of an attack.

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, outsourced, tips, Data Security, IT support

Cybersecurity Breaches in Australia in 2021

by Powernet - Sep 13, 2021

Cybersecurity is becoming more of a security concern all around the world. Unfortunately, Australia is dealing with one of the bigger increases in cybercrime, and businesses in Australia are increasingly likely to be the target of cyber-attacks.


The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has identified 2020 as a turning point in cybersecurity concerns in Australia.

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, notifiable data breaches scheme, Data Security, IT support

Cyber Security - What is Spyware?

by Powernet - Jun 14, 2021

Spyware is a form of malware that is designed to spy on your digital activity. It may be used as a tool to search your computer for existing files, images, passwords, contacts etc. It could also install a keylogger, be taking screenshots or recordings of what you're doing and send the information back to a cybercriminal.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, modern workplace, Microsoft, phishing, Data Security, Tech, productivity, teams

Cyber Security - What is Social Engineering

by Powernet - Jun 7, 2021

Social Engineering is the act of manipulating someone into taking specific action for the attackers' benefit. 

 

It's a form of manipulation with the goal of gaining access to or stealing something and often forms part of a phishing campaign. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, modern workplace, Microsoft, phishing, Data Security, Tech, productivity, teams

Cyber Threats Australian Businesses are Facing 2021 [free ebook]

by Powernet - Jun 3, 2021

A cybercriminal's primary goal is to exploit the weaknesses in your digital (and human) business environment to help themselves to your money and information.


It would be nice to think that as a small business, you'd fly under their radar. That, due to the size of your business, the financial returns would be too low to be worthy of their attention.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, tips, Data Security, Tech, IT support