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28 March 2023

Deep Dive – What are SSL certificates and why do you need one?

Back in 2017, Google decided to make a change to their Chrome browser to display a “Not Secure” message in the URL bar for any website that didn’t have an SSL certificate.  Even prior to this change, Google was rewarding those sit...

27 March 2023

Concerned about all the recent data breaches? Use these tips to protect yourself!

When it comes to cyber-security, the old proverb that it’s better to “hope for the best, but plan for the worst” is still relevant today.  Even though the literary use of the phrase has been traced back to the 1800s, where it was ...

27 February 2023

Deep Dive – What is phishing, where did it come from, and how can you avoid it?

When it comes to cyber-security threats, the imagination instantly jumps to images of hackers wearing hoodies, in dark rooms lit only by the light of their monitors, tapping away on a keyboard at a mile a minute, breaking into online services through an...

23 February 2023

With 80% of malware evading antivirus applications, signature-based protection isn’t enough anymore

When it comes to protecting IT infrastructure and cyber-security, it’s an everlasting race between the malicious third-parties aiming to break into systems and the cyber-security professionals aiming to thwart them.  An unfortunate truth that...

31 January 2023

The latest AI craze - why does ChatGPT have cyber-security professionals concerned?

The rise of artificial intelligence is something that’s commonly been the premise of many science fiction novels, TV shows, and movies - though in most portrayals it’s something that’s usually depicted as happening in the far-flung fut...

30 January 2023

Improve your reliability and security through colocation, and reduce your costs!

For almost every business, the digital frontier is quickly becoming - if it hasn’t already - one of the most important factors when it comes to growth and overall success. With this being the case, IT infrastructure - such as file and data storage...

16 December 2022

It’s beginning to feel a lot like XMaaS - The rise of “as a Service”

We’ve touched on this in other articles, but one of the rapidly growing trends in the industry is the rise of more and more products being provided “as a Service”. In short, this is the move away from technical solutions being sold as ...

16 December 2022

What is a Virtual Private Server and when should you use one?

When it comes to running a website or hosting an application for your business, it can be difficult to know where to begin when it comes to what technology you should use. In the past, the common choice used to be to host these sorts of services at your...

29 November 2022

Cloud-to-Cloud Backups – Why backups of your data are just as important as ever!

With more and more services now being provided as Software as a Service (SaaS) platforms hosted out of cloud infrastructure, a lot of assumptions are made about these services by the people that use them.  Primary among these assumptions is the unf...

29 November 2022

Optus, Medibank, and now Harcourts – If they can be breached, what can you do to prevent it?

When you hear news about large organisations being hit by a new data breach that has exposed the private information of millions of people, it can be hard not to be disheartened as a smaller business.  With the recent news of the Optus, Medibank, a...

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