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Data Security: A People Problem

    There are some things that only people can fix. There are many security risks to which your data is susceptible, but there is one method that remains a wonderfully effective hacking tool. That is the phishing scam. This is a legitimate looking email that asks the reader to click on a link. If clicked, the

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    What is Ransomware and How Can it Affect Your Business?

      This cyberattack scheme hasn’t garnered nearly as much attention as the usual “break-in-and-steal-data-to-sell-on-the-Internet version,” but it can be even more debilitating. Ransomware attacks have begun appearing in the last few years and its practitioners are so polished that in few cases they even have mini­call centers to handle your payments and questions. So what is

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      Data Breaches are a Question of When, Not If

        You hear on the news all of the time about big cyber attacks on large corporations and even government agencies. The trouble with this news coverage is that suggests a distorted view of where cyber attacks are taking place. These attacks are not solely hitting large organizations. Small firms represent a significant portion of those

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        Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Testing Your Business Network

          Hearing “all of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable, we know this because…” is bad news, but whatever follows the ellipses determines just how bad. Consider two scenarios. “All of your confidential information is extremely vulnerable… we know this because a hacker took all of your customers’ credit card info and locked all of your

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          Benefits of Using VoIP Technology

            More and more businesses are implementing Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP technology because of its versatility, flexibility, and cost-effectiveness. With new developments in this technology, the scope of its applications is widening. It is becoming more than just voice communications technology. That is why businesses of all sizes are migrating at an increasing rate.

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            BYOD: Why is This Concept So Attractive to Employees?

              Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, to work was an idea a few years ago that is becoming a reality very fast. To use your personal smartphone, tablet or laptop for work seems increasingly natural. Employees are embracing this concept without any serious reservations. As more and more business activity becomes technology-driven, to have electronic

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              Copper ISDN to Shutdown on September 30- Is your Business Ready?

                Is your business ready to switch from ISDN on September 30? As the National Broadband Network continues to roll out across the nation, the copper ISDN services that power most Australian business communications will start being disconnected. In fact, this will begin on September 30 – just a few weeks away! Soon your business will

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                VoIP: A New Dimension in Communication for SMBs

                  Voice over Internet Protocol or VoIP is about a decade old technology that is gaining popularity among individual subscribers and businesses. In conventional systems, phone calls are made using telephones or handsets that are connected by phone cables. These calls are routed using the Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) carrying a signal from one telephone

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                  SMBs: It is Hackers v. You – Don’t Let Them Score

                    Selling stolen IDs and other personal data is a lucrative trade for hackers. They are always looking for sources where vital information is stored. As a small to midsize business, you store your client’s personal information, collected from different sources, on your computers and servers. Your Point-of-sale (PoS) terminal and some website transactions can be

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                    Hitech Welcomes Industry Veteran, Leo Driscoll

                      Hitech welcomes industry veteran, Leo Driscoll If you’re in business in Bendigo, you’ve likely heard of our Sales Manager and newest Hitech recruit, Leo Driscoll. Leo will be well-known to many of you from his 30-year career in telecommunications and sales, which included extensive work with Telstra as an employee and external contractor. With plenty

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