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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

Boost Your iPhone's Security in 1 Step

by Powernet - Oct 15, 2020

Apple's release of iOS 14 bought about a number of exciting new features, and one that we are particularly excited about.   

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, phishing, Data Security, Tech, ios

Cyber Security - How to Protect Your Remote Workforce

by Powernet - Oct 13, 2020

Recent changes in the way we work and where we work from is something that is here to stay. Remote working is the new norm posing unique security risks for organisations including the use of BYOD’s and a range of different Wi-Fi access networks to access company information.

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, modern workplace, Microsoft, phishing, Data Security, Tech, remote workforce, productivity, covid19, teams

A Guide to Spring Cleaning Your Windows Computer

by Powernet - Oct 8, 2020

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

Cyber Security - What is Malware?

by Powernet - Oct 5, 2020

Malware and spam are globally on the rise due to COVID-19. Barracuda researchers have seen a steady increase in the number of COVID-19-related email attacks since January 2020, but they have observed a recent spike in this type of attack – up 667% since the end of February. It is vital, especially during these vulnerable times, that companies can recognise and protect themselves from all the different forms Malware can take.

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

Cyber Security - What is Spear Phishing

by Powernet - Sep 29, 2020

Spear Phishing is like how it sounds. However, there is one big difference; those doing the Phishing are not targeting a wide range of fish in the sea; they target a specific organisation or individual. It is defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or trusted sender to induce targeted individuals to reveal confidential information.

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

The Little Black Book of Scams

by Powernet - Sep 21, 2020

Brought to you by the Australian Government's ACCC, The Little Black Book of Scams is designed to protect Australian's against cybercrime through education.

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Data Security, Tech

How to Keep Your Data Safe in The Cloud

by Powernet - Aug 3, 2020

Today almost every business is using at least one part of the public cloud, be it for your email, website, or business applications. Cloud providers have a responsibility to keep your data safe, but you also hold responsibility. Our infograph talks through what you are responsible vs. what your provider should be covering. 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, IT systems, risk, two factor authentication, passwords, Identity Theft, Data Security, Data Loss, IT support

Everything You Need to Know About Garmin's Cyberattack

by Powernet - Jul 27, 2020

In a statement posted on the 22nd of July 2020, Garmin said that it was experiencing an outage of services, including Garmin Connect. Their product support centres were affected and their statement said they were not accepting any calls, emails or chats.

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

How to Choose an Antivirus Platform

by Powernet - Jul 14, 2020

Malware, viruses, phishing, ransomware: it can be a dangerous world online. Cyber threats are ever evolving, and everything is fair game — your personal information, your financial accounts, your privacy.

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TAGS: cyber security, Support services, managed service provider, outsourced, Tech, IT Support Melbourne

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