Why You Should Not Do Social Media Quizzes

Social Media Quizzes and Surveys

Answering quizzes or surveys on social media may seem innocent, but the people behind those questions could have ill intent. They are using a quiz format to gather the personal information they need to access your accounts. Think about it. Who else asks for your pets’ names, your favourite colour, the school and / or university you attended, or your mother’s maiden name? These are questions you use as password reset prompts. Continue reading

Explanation of Security Layers

A lot of people ask me about security and are often confused when I say you need multiple layers of security. This blog aims to explain the multiple layers and relates them to how you secure your own home or office. Continue reading

Be On the Lookout for Ransomware Pretending to Be a Windows Update

In a lot of these blog articles on security I always say you need to keep your software up to date. But what happens when that so called update is ransomware? This is the nightmare caused by an emerging cybersecurity threat called Big Head. Continue reading

What Cybersecurity Issues Are Hiding In Your Business?

Cyber Security

We are tend to ignore or put off issues that we don’t know about, think are too hard to fix or believe it won’t happen to me. Here are some of the most common cybersecurity issues faced by SMBs that that could leave your business in danger if left unchecked. Continue reading

9 Reasons to Use Airplane Mode Even If You Are Not Traveling

Airplane Mode

Most phone users are familiar with their device‚Äôs Airplane Mode and have probably used it when jetting off interstate or overseas. But did you know that it’s not just for travellers? Airplane Mode is not only for flying and can be a handy feature for your everyday life. Here are some reasons why you should consider turning it on, even if you are not traveling. Continue reading

Finding The Right Balance of Security and Usability

Balancing security and usability

Every day there there is news about some new malware, data leak or company hack. Your business is vigilant, but it feels like you always have to be doing more about cybersecurity to remain protected. Meanwhile, you want to balance security measures with convenience, usability and cost. That balancing act puts you somewhere on the sliding scale of security. Continue reading

Common Technology Myths

For a while now, technology has played a significant role in our lives. But as with most things, myths pop up and persist.

  • Can I leave my smartphone charging overnight?
  • Macs don’t get viruses?
  • Browsing in incognito mode it totally anonymous.

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Combatting Security Fatigue

Security Fatigue

I know I keep on going on about security and you keep getting prompted for another password change or to install another security update. These are frustrating and can lead to cybersecurity fatigue. You can’t stop securing your tech and doing updates, but what can you do to combat both your own and your employees annoyance with the process. Continue reading