Category: Protection

EDR – the modern AntiVirus! Do you have it in place?

In a continuation of our series of Security posts, this week we are focusing on EDR – Endpoint Detection and Response. The first question you are probably asking. What is EDR? Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is a new form of cyber security technology that helps continuously monitor, prevent, detect, and respond to ever-changing cyber threats and recover quickly when ransomware or other…

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Phishing scams – don’t take the bait

Continuing our series of posts aligned to Cyber Awareness month, this week we are highlighting an increasingly common threat – Phishing Scams. Phishing is a cyber attack that uses disguised email as a weapon. The goal is to trick the email recipient into believing that the message is something they want or need — a request…

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15 Ways to Protect your Business from a Cyber Attack

Did you know? 1 in 5 small businesses will suffer a cyber breach this year 81% of all cyber breaches happen to small and medium sized businesses 97% of breaches could have been prevented with today’s technology In this day and age, a cyberattack is, unfortunately, more of an inevitability than just a mere threat. So,…

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Windows 7 End of Life – 5 Key Questions Answered

Microsoft will terminate support for Windows 7 on 14th January 2020. Windows 7 is currently in a phase Microsoft describes as “extended support” but by 14th January 2020 all support ends and no further security updates will be issued. In this blog we have provided answers to some of the most common questions regarding “end…

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Today is Safer Internet Day

Did you know that 50% of small businesses have experienced a data breach within the last 12 months? And ‘Internal Vulnerabilities’ are responsible for 70% of those data breaches!!! You’re probably asking “what the heck does that mean to me?”. In simple terms there is a 1 in 2 chance you will face some sort of compromise to your…

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6 Steps to Keeping Your Data Safe

Much like biological viruses, there are many ransomware threats circulating the web. Some are well known, while some are new and others are not yet known or developed.  With every occurrence, the sophistication of these viruses is increasing in a multitude of ways, including how they spread and how they encrypt data. As your IT service provider,…

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Cyber breaches are a matter of when, not if

You hear on the news all of the time about big cyber attacks on large corporations, and even government agencies. The trouble with this news coverage is that is suggests a distorted view of who cyber criminals are targeting. These attacks are not solely hitting large organisations. Small businesses represent a significant portion of those…

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Safer Internet Day 2018 is here

Did you know that one third of adults in New Zealand have experienced an unwanted online communication in the last year?  Safer Internet Day is celebrated globally each year on 6 February and promotes the safe and positive use of digital technology.  Coordinated in New Zealand by Netsafe, Safer Internet Day is an opportunity for everyone to…

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4 key Components of a Robust Security Plan Every Business Must Know

Most businesses are now technology dependent. This means security concerns aren’t just worrisome to large corporate enterprises anymore, but also the neighborhood sandwich shop, the main street tax advisor, and the local non-profit. Regardless of size or type, practically any organization has valuable digital assets and data that should not be breached under any circumstances.…

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