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

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

Why Businesses Outsource their IT

by Powernet - Feb 18, 2021

In most businesses in the SMB world you will find a collection of individuals who wear many hats. There aren’t large corporate structures and therefore, it often is decided to outsource some of these hats, giving the business space to grow.

 

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TAGS: Support services, hybrid IT, managed service provider, outsourced, Tech, IT support, IT Support Melbourne

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

New Must See Features in Microsoft Teams

by Powernet - Dec 21, 2020

Microsoft have released new Microsoft Teams features that we are excited about, here are the top 5 you need to know about.

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TAGS: Microsoft, Microsoft 365, IT support, teams

Commonly Overlooked Microsoft Outlook Features

by Powernet - Dec 16, 2020

Microsoft are always releasing new features to the Office suite, it can be hard to keep up to date. Here are our favorite Outlook features that are often overlooked.

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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