Can My Webcam Be Used To Spy On Me?

In the midst of the current global lockdown, many of us have been relying on webcams to stay connected to work and friends, but bad people can also be using that webcam to spy on you!

Yes, someone watching through a small laptop or personal computer camera may sound farfetched, but it is true that webcams can be used for spying. Continue reading

8 Cyber Security Tips To Help Secure Your Business

Do Macs Get Viruses?

Cyber security and Internet attacks has been all over the Australian media recently after the recent press conference from The Prime Minister – Scott Morrison. During the press conference, he mentioned that Australian Businesses, government agencies and other entities are under an active cyber attack campaign by a “state-based actor”. Scott didn’t elaborate too much on who they are but urged businesses to check and if needed increase their cyber security. Continue reading

Returning to Work: Prioritising Safety with IT

Returning to work after COVID

Your business may have the OK to go ahead and get back to work on-site, but you don’t want to risk people’s health by doing so. After all, some “experts” say it is fine and other “experts” say it is too soon and a second wave of COVID-19 is likely to occur (see our blog here on how to plan for a second coming). With conflicting opinions like this it is hard for employers to know what to do and how to best protect both their clients and employees health. This article provides some suggestions to help you return to work while prioritising safety. Continue reading

Protecting Your Computers While Working from Home

Home Computer Security

Many families today have a shared home computer to help with all their normal day-to-day activities. A teen can do school work, play games and chat to friends, a parent can check work emails, pay household bills and shop online while the youngsters play some games and browse YouTube. Yet with COVID-19 sending so many people home to work, the shared computer is getting a lot more use and is now also being used for business or corporate work. Continue reading

Isolate Yourself from the Coronavirus Scams!

Carona Virus Scams

Scammers jump on any of the latest happenings in the world and are always looking for opportunities, and at the moment they are targeting the coronavirus (aka COVID-19). This article outlines what you need to watch out for and how to stay cyber safe. Continue reading

Are You Protected Against Leakware?

Leakware or extortionware

You should have heard about ransomware by now. Cyber-criminals access and encrypt your data and you have to pay a “ransom” for the key to unlock your data. If you have a backup you can revert to that and forget about the hackers threats. Leakware (also known as extortionware) is similar, but now the bad actors are threatening to post your confidential information online if you don’t pay up. Continue reading

Do Not Get Hooked By a Whaling Attack

Whaling Attack

The executives of your company are the big fish in your sea and cyber-criminals think of them as whales. In fact, whaling is a new cyber-security threat targeting your C-suite level staff. Continue reading

Security or Flexibility: Which Matters More?

Security versus Flexibility?

Business is all about making tough choices. One such choice is whether to value IT security or business flexibility more. Unfortunately, you can not have the best of both at the same time. Continue reading

What is a Firewall and Why Do They Matter?

Hearing “firewall” in the context of computing can be confusing.  This blog article aims to explain what a firewall is and how it will benefit your business. Continue reading