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What actually is a Firewall?

by Powernet - Apr 6, 2021

We often talk about firewalls in cyber security conversations - but what are they?

A firewall acts as a barrier between your network/computer and the internet. It helps to keep your systems and the data stored on them safe.

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

Everything You Need to Know About Channel 9's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - Mar 29, 2021

In a Tweet posted on the 28 March 2021, 9News Australia announced that it was under attack by hackers. They were unsure if it was criminal sabotage or the work of a foreign nation - the source of the attack is still being investigated. 

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, managed service provider, Data Security, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

What is the Dark Web? [Infograph]

by Powernet - Mar 23, 2021

Have you ever heard of 'the dark web' and wondered what it was? In this post we will tell you what it is, why you need to know about it and how to protect your business from ending up on there. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Data Security, Working from home, work from anywhere, IT support

Everything You Need to Know About The Recent Microsoft Hack

by Powernet - Mar 10, 2021

In a statement posted on the 2 March 2021, Microsoft shared information about a 'state-sponsored threat actor' that was identified by their Intelligence Centre (MSTIC), that they named 'Hafnium'.

 

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Everything You Need to Know About Oxfam Australia's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - Mar 9, 2021

In a statement posted on the 1 March 2021, Oxfam Australia announced that its supporters' information in one of its databases was unlawfully accessed by an external party on the 20th of January 2021.

 

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How to Extend the Life of Your Computer

by Powernet - Feb 2, 2021

We spend so much time on our computers, downloading things, uploading things, watching videos, sending and receiving emails, that it is inevitable that our computers end up with a lot of things on there that we don't want or need and can slow us down. 

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TAGS: cyber security, IT systems, It monitoring, Microsoft, tips, software, Tech, IT support, productivity

Facebook, Netflix, Gmail, TikTok - Secure Your Personal Accounts

by Powernet - Dec 1, 2020

With identify theft on the rise and cyber criminals becoming savvier every day, securing your personal accounts is more important now than ever. A study conducted by McAfee, revealed that 22% of internet users said that their online accounts have been hacked, at least once. The results of being hacked varies from being unable to access your accounts, to identity or financial theft.

 

Businesses today usually have cyber insurance to cover them in the event of a cyberattack, but as an individual, loosing thousands of dollars to a cyber criminal could have a significant impact on your life. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, two factor authentication, Data Security, Tech

Our Guide to Cyber Security [free ebook]

by Powernet - Nov 15, 2020

Today, a large majority of our valuable assets are digital. Bank accounts, personal information, email, photos, just about everything is saved digitally in some form. 

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Cyber Security - The Cyber Security Puzzle

by Powernet - Oct 27, 2020

Staying safe online and keeping your business secure takes a combination of technology, education and awareness efforts. 

 

As with your home, you protect it with insurance, door locks and alarm systems, it is the same approach for cybersecurity. There are many doors cybercriminals can try to gain unwanted access to your systems that require different measures of protection. 

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Cyber Security - What is Encryption & Why Is It Important?

by Powernet - Oct 19, 2020

Encryption is a form of protecting your data. Once encrypted, unless you have the key or password to unlock it, your data will be jumbled up and almost useless to any unintended viewer. 

 

You can use encryption as a secure way of transferring sensitive information and to also keep your physical computer safe. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Microsoft, Data Security, Tech, Mac, Encryption