Category: Security

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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How far would you go to catch a scammer?

Everyone has received a scam call at some point. While some scams can be convincing, and others down right terrifying, in most cases the calls are so obviously scams that you have to wonder how they ever thought it could work. But people do fall for scams – in 2021 alone, Australians have lost over $63…
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How scammers use your good name to do bad things

Scammers be scammin, and your business is a target.

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Cyber threats in 2021

2020 is behind us, and while Covid-19 was the biggest threat on the radar for most businesses, cybercrime had its biggest year ever, costing Australian businesses over $1 billion. Businesses are now more reliant than ever on IT and technology and while this brings new and exciting opportunities for growth and profitability, it also brings…
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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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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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Recovering Ransomware-Encrypted Files: Part 3

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