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28 June 2024

Managing WordPress at scale – How to easily ensure all your websites are up-to-date and secure

When it comes to making sure your website is secure, one of the most important things - if not the most important - is to make sure that sure your website is up-to-date.  From the software used to build the website itself, to all the plugins, libra...

28 June 2024

An update on the state of cyber-security in 2024 – Ransomware, QR code ‘quishing’, and more

Every six months or so we like to do a review of the state of cybersecurity in the IT landscape.  It’s rarely good news, with cyberattacks seeming to only ever grow in number and in frequency.  And unfortunately, this month’s news ...

31 May 2024

Deep Dive - What is colocation and how to save money by using your own hardware

With the ever-growing trend over the last decade being the move of clients from hosting their systems on-premises to the cloud, it was a surprise to most when this trend started to change.  With the astronomical rise and adoption of public cloud pr...

31 May 2024

Improve your internet speed and reliability by connecting directly to the cloud

As many learned during the Optus outage that occurred back in November last year, the reliability of internet connections can have a profound impact on the functioning of any organisation.  As we reported at the time1, crucial services l...

30 April 2024

Australian Signals Directorate exposes Russian hacker as the culprit in Medibank breach

We’ve been following the Medibank breach since it occurred back in 2022, having reported on it initially when it happened1, as well as providing several updates as things developed.  Just last month we put an article out about how ...

30 April 2024

Nissan confirms 100,000 customers affected by previous data breach by the Akira Ransomware group

As is unfortunately the new normal, each month it seems like there is news of another data breach of a major organisation.  Perhaps it could be related to the increasing use of AI in cyberattacks, or alternatively, it could just be a sign that cybe...

28 March 2024

Operation Guardian links 11,000 new cyber-crime incidents to Medibank breach

A while ago – back in November of 2022 – we covered the data breaches of Optus, Medibank, and Harcourts - explaining how each of them were preventable by fairly basic changes to their systems and policies.  We wanted to let our&nbs...

27 March 2024

Microsoft targeted and breached by Russian state-sponsored hacking group “Midnight Blizzard”

In news that should concern everyone who uses Microsoft services - either personally or for work – Microsoft have disclosed that an attack from earlier this year appears to have led to source code being stolen in an “ongoing attack”.

20 February 2024

Looking for an alternative to Dropbox or Onedrive? Create your own private cloud storage instead!

When it comes to backing up your data, one of the more popular options that a lot of people have taken a liking to is cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, and Microsoft’s Onedrive.  However, much like the realisations that ma...

20 February 2024

Deep Dive – How CloudLinux improves security and stability on shared hosting environments

There are many advantages to hosting a lot of websites on a single server.  Primary among these is that it allows you to optimise your costs and make sure your servers are being utilised to their full potential rather than having resources sit idle...

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