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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

Everything You Need to Know About Toyota's Cyber Attack

by Powernet - May 24, 2021

In a statement released on the 29th of March 2019, Toyota announced they had been hit by an attempted cyberattack, that potentially affected 3.1 million people. 

 

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

Urgent Apple Software Update for iOS, macOS and watchOS

by Powernet - May 11, 2021

A critical vulnerability in Apple's iOS, macOS and watchOS software has been identified and patched in their latest security update. This is a severe security flaw, we urge all Apple users to check for and apply software patches immediately. 

 

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TAGS: it security, cyber security, Data Security

Happy World Password Day (and why you should care about it)

by Powernet - May 6, 2021

Every year the first Thursday in May is World Password Day, originally created by Intel Security in 2013, the purpose of this day is to promote better password habits, to have a regular day set to change your passwords. 

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

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