Category: Guides

Securing your network: A System Administrators guide

Your network is constantly under attack. It doesn’t matter what you are hosting, or how objectively valuable your data, someone, somewhere is trying to break in. My normal approach to securing and monitoring an environment is below, an approach pulled from documented best practice and 15 years of personal experience in the industry. Documentation The…
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2021 Business Technology Buying Guide

When buying new computers for your business it is important to understand what features are actually important and should influence your decisions in 2021. How often should I replace my business hardware? Modern hardware is fairly robust and reliable. If you buy an adequately specced device that is correctly configured at initial deployment then you…
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Keyboard shortcuts you should be using

Fun fact: Did you know that the word “Typewriter” is the longest word you can type using only one row of the keyboard? We made a fact-o-graph about it. Keyboard shortcuts will speed up everything Basic Windows keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + X, Ctrl + C and Ctrl + V: Cut, Copy and Paste Use these…
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Recovering Ransomware-Encrypted Files: Part 2

This is part two of a three part series on what to do if your files have been encrypted by ransomware.

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Learn To Spot Phishing Attacks

Phishing is such a big problem that it was responsible for the majority of hacks in 2020.

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Recovering Ransomware-Encrypted Files: Part 1

Ransomware is a type of malware that encrypts all of your data so that it can no longer be accessed by you, before demanding payment for the files to be decrypted. If it happens to you, what do you do?

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How to fix internet and landline dropouts on Telstra NBN

The implementation of the NBN has been a mixed bag of technologies. For many businesses in regional Australia however, the NBN has been a step backwards in performance – with constant drop-outs, crawling speeds and unusable landline phones.

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Recovering Ransomware-Encrypted Files: Part 3

Anyone can be a victim of a Ransomware attack. Learn what to do if your files are encrypted.