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Christmas Hours and Seasonal Cyber-Warning

Christmas Hours and Seasonal Cyber-Warning

Thank you! Thanks to our wonderful clients, staff and partners for your support in this most difficult 2023 year.  Its been a real challenge for so many of us in so many ways, and a real test of resilience.  For those businesses that have been devastated by this year,...

Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is important for businesses because it helps them identify and fix security vulnerabilities before they can be exploited by attackers. It can be a significant job as it needs a team of security professionals to simulate a real-world cyberattack....

What would you do?

What would you do?

Imagine – you are busily going about your day when suddenly your meeting is interrupted.  “No one can access their files!!!” or “We just accidently paid $50,000 to a fraudulent account and we can’t get it reversed!!!” or something similar. What would you do? Where...

Security Updates

Security Updates

We need to make some security changes. These are in accordance with the continued work by Microsoft to protect 365 users.  This will keep your configuration current with their latest advisories but may have some (limited) impact on your IT experience.  It is all about...

Is your business ready for AI?

Is your business ready for AI?

A.I. is here. It is appearing in tools we use everyday. Unpack the key strategies to ensure your business is prepared for the integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI), with an emphasis on managing culture, adhering to regulatory compliance, and selecting the right...

Layered Security Works

Layered Security Works

There is no silver bullet in cyber-security. Best practice requires layers of protection. One of those layers is ‘geo-blocking’, which means you can only log in from specified countries and overcomes many of the African and Eastern European hacker fraternities....

What’s new in 365 (as at November 2023?)

What’s new in 365 (as at November 2023?)

Coming next month Face recognition is  coming to Teams.  Teams will be able to identify you when you participate in a meeting, even when you are in a Teams Rooms (ie in a physical meeting room with other people)Coming to Microsoft 365 any day now ...Offline access...

Look out for LinkedIn Smart Links

Look out for LinkedIn Smart Links

This is a great example of needing new tools that didn't used to exist, to keep cyber-safe, even if they add cost to our cyber-protection. Hijacking your trust in LinkedIn Cybersecurity firm Cofense have detected phishing campaigns that used LinkedIn links called...

Would your cyber-security have saved you from this hack attempt?

Would your cyber-security have saved you from this hack attempt?

This is a real and very clever 'spear-phishing' attempt that one of our legal clients in Auckland received today.Would you have opened it?  Would your IT have protected you?To: Me From : new customer Hello, My Husband and I are looking to buy a property (First-time...