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I get by with a little help from my friends….

By admin | March 25, 2020

We are constantly hearing that the current pandemic crisis is a once in a lifetime occurrence; the words ‘unprecedented’, ‘exponential’ and ‘self-isolation’ are now being used on an hourly rotation. “Coronavirus measures are ‘draconian’ but absolutely necessary,” says health chief Brendan Murphy. He also warns, “This virus will be with us for some time.” The …

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Coronavirus – Next Steps

By admin | March 19, 2020

In the past couple of weeks, you would have witnessed the federal and state governments taking additional actions to contain the spread and risks of coronavirus, including invoking state of emergency powers.  At Technology For Gippsland (T4G), we are implementing extra precautions to look after the health and well being of our own employees, while …

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Coronavirus is now classified as a pandemic… So, now what?

By admin | March 13, 2020

The picture above was taken outside my office window yesterday morning around 9:30am. At one stage, we estimated there were over 200 people in the line! Yes, they are pellets of toilet paper being unloaded… Not food or water or medical supplies, just toilet paper! This happened in Box Hill, approx 20km out from Melbourne …

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Pandemic Preparedness & Response Plan

When the World is Forced to Work Remotely

By admin | March 6, 2020

Worldwide concern over the Coronavirus pandemic has gained momentum over the past few weeks. Traditional DR (Disaster Recovery) plans traditionally only focus on catastrophic events where business assets are damaged or destroyed. However, pandemics hit hardest at a firm’s most important asset, its people. Therefore, traditional DR plans are not adequate when planning for a …

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If You Think Your Business Is Too Small To Be Hacked… Then You’re Probably A Cybercriminal’s No. 1 Target!

By admin | March 5, 2020

In a world of rampant cybercrime, hackers thrive on the blind faith of their targets. Despite high-profile digital security breaches showing up in the news nearly every week, most people assume they’re safe from attack. The thinking goes that while Fortune 500 corporations like J.P. Morgan, Sony, Tesco Bank, and Target have lost millions of …

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3 Places You Should NEVER Cut Corners With IT

By admin | February 26, 2020

We all know how easy it is to cut corners in business; we’ve all done it somewhere. But we also know we shouldn’t. You’ll eventually have to face the consequences, whether they’re small or large. The same applies to IT. When you cut corners, the consequences to your business can be major. Here are three …

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Top 3 Ways Hackers Will Attack Your Network — And They Are Targeting You RIGHT NOW

By admin | February 19, 2020

You might read the headline of this article and think, “That has to be an exaggeration.” Unfortunately, it’s not. Every single day, small businesses are targeted by cybercriminals. These criminals look for vulnerable victims, then attack. This is the world we live in today. It’s one where cybercriminals regularly take advantage of small businesses. Why …

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Ransomware Is Becoming More Targeted

By admin | February 12, 2020

If I go into your house and take all of the things important to you, lock them away in a safe and I am the only one with the key and I tell you that you will have to pay me to get the stuff back, that’s ransomware. Cybersecurity experts are warning that by 2021, …

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Taking the bull by the horns: Tips to protect your business against ransomware attacks

By admin | November 7, 2019

The Internet has benefited businesses immensely. Organizations can now target consumers in any part of the world. The concept of digital payments that seemed an idea out of a science fiction novel yesterday is a reality today. With endless opportunities, however, come grave security challenges. Over the years, several small and big businesses have fallen …

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Telltale Signs That a Website is Fake

By admin | June 26, 2019

1.    Suspicious URL Before visiting a new page, take a look at the URL. Make sure it includes the connection type (for example http or https), the domain name, and the extension (for example .net or .com). Beware of websites whose domain names include multiple dashes or symbols. Steer clear of sites with suspicious domain extensions …

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