Your security checklist

Data security is a major issue in Australia and New Zealand, with cyber attacks on the rise and businesses vulnerable to having their data and their customers’ data accessed for nefarious purposes.

The global cost of cybercrime exceeded $600 Billion in 2017 and costs the Australian economy $4.5 billion annually. There have been over 114,000 reports of cybercrime registered with the Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) since 2014 and 23,700 were reported in one six month period in 2017. 

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Help at hand for small businesses making the transition to digital

Small business owners under the pump often find themselves wearing the hats of CEO, receptionist, accountant, PR manager, and salesperson. “IT manager” gets pushed to the bottom of the pile, and many entrepreneurs feel they don’t have the time or financial resources to take advantage of the best digital technology available. 

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Why SMBs that don’t have a plan to stop cyber crime are more vulnerable than ever

Cybercrime is a real threat to small business in Australia today, with 516,380 businesses falling victim to attacks in 2017 alone.

Despite this, more than half of SMBs in our country are unprepared for a cyber attack. 

This makes small businesses extremely vulnerable to attack, and the consequences of not being prepared can be devastating.

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Is your business safe from hackers?

There are over 23 billion connected devices worldwide in 2018 and many more gateways for hackers to infiltrate your data. 

Cyber crime costs Australians up to $1 billion a year, while in New Zealand it is estimated to cost residents and business between $250-400 million annually

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Edge Technology

The future is on the edge

Promising faster service, more flexibility, and greater reliability, edge computing is a trend many are examining closely. We look at the future of computing and how it will change the network as we know it. 

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10 reasons for cloud computing for small business

Cloud services are a massive industry with forecasts showing that Australians will spend $4.6 billion this year alone.

There are numerous reasons why so many small businesses are looking to the cloud for their data and system storage. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider making the switch today. 

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The key to disaster recovery

There is one thing which is certain in business and that is that things will go wrong at some point. It’s a matter of when, not if, disaster will strike. The key to recovering from any disaster is to be prepared. Taking a proactive approach in business can be the difference between an organisation surviving or folding. This is why having an effective disaster recovery (DR) plan is imperative to the survival of your business. 

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Connection issues with remote application servers and how they can be avoided

The modern world means that all of our work assets and operations are rarely housed in one office building anymore. With the increasing technology in mobile devices, workers are able to operate in the field and have access to company systems through the use of remote application servers.

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The Cyber Security Story

The Cyber Security Story

In recent years, we’ve seen a dramatic rise in the sophistication, scale, and impact of cyber attacks. As companies strive to ensure their own, and their customer’s online safety, the repercussions of not doing so have increased. We look at a snapshot of the most prevalent cyber security threats today and solutions you can utilise to best protect your enterprise against the risk of attack in the future. 

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business resilience

Building Better Business Resilience

In days gone by, businesses used to deal with the possibility of risk by buying good insurance. Although still important these days, it is not enough to ensure survival. Businesses need to identify risk, then take action to mitigate those challenges and improve their chances of recovery. In short, organisations need to take steps to build business resilience to ensure work can continue when—not if—a crisis hits. 

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