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What are Cloud Services and Managed IT Services?

by Powernet - Dec 7, 2020

Cloud services and managed IT services are two buzz phrases that are commonly heard through the tech and business worlds. Here's what they mean

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TAGS: it security, cloud, Support services, hybrid cloud, managed service provider, private cloud, public cloud, Data Security, IT support

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

File Structures and Company Data - 5 Tips to Manage Your Data

by Powernet - Nov 23, 2020

Adopting a secure and accessible data management solution can protect your business from data theft, misplaced documents and can save employees hours of labor as files are readily accessible. 

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TAGS: it security, modern workplace, data management, Data Security, data

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

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

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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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

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