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All About Cyber Security Threat Management

Continuing Club IT’s Q&A hot streak, “The Tech Factor” hosts Ben and Sam spent their latest podcast answering questions submitted by customers, as well as popular Google searches. This week, the topic was cyber security threat management. Q: What is cyber security threat management? A: Broadly, this term represents the total framework and protocols you’ve […]

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Answering Your Questions about Enterprise WiFi

Enterprise WiFi isn’t exactly a common topic of conversation outside of tech circles—but as your business grows, your awareness should, too. So, in another FAQ-focused episode of Club IT’s podcast, “The Tech Factor“, Ben and Sam answered all of your questions (and the internet’s) on enterprise WiFi solutions. Here’s everything you may have missed. What […]

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Phone Systems FAQ: Telephony, VoIP, and More

Telephony is a broad topic, but there’s a specific term that’s usually heard alongside it: “VoIP” or Voice Over Internet Protocol. Essentially, when people talk about telephony, they’re referring to phone systems in general. You can think of VoIP as the most current technology used to deliver and run those systems. Though telephony and VoIP are […]

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8 Steps to Finding the Right Software Solution for Your Business

No matter how awesome your organisation is—and we’re sure it’s awesome!—problems will eventually come up. What defines your business isn’t its problems, but how you respond to those problems. And when it comes to finding the right software solution, it’s worth taking the time to get it right the first time. Club IT recently took […]

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Internal vs. External Managed IT Services

Ideally, we’d all have our own IT teams—and they’d have complete mastery over every aspect of IT. They’d be available around the clock for bug fixes and network maintenance, too. But that’s just not the reality most companies deal with. Even enterprises and government-level organisations, who have robust internal teams, use managed IT service providers […]

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What are the Essential 8 Cyber Security Strategies?

A targeted, but unsophisticated series of cyber attacks on the Australian government has left a lot of us dumbfounded. Many wonder how it’s even possible to breach such high-level accounts as those of government officials, who are expected to use at least basic cyber security strategies. Unfortunately, it did not take much for state-based hackers […]

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What Are Managed Firewalls & Why Does Your Business Need One?

With special guest, Matthew See, Watchguard We’ve talked before about how bigger security isn’t just for bigger businesses. We recently talked to somebody who knows this firsthand, and he had a lot to say about managed firewalls. Matthew See, who has a background in financial security, used to hand-build firewalls for a major global company. But […]

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What Is Managed IT and Why Do You Need It?

IT used to be a fairly simple equation. Managed IT services just weren’t necessary for most businesses to run. In fact, until the early 2000s, a lot of technology was still serial-based. For example, if you were a club, casino, or even retail business, your point of sales system would have a serial connection. This […]

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How Dark Web Monitoring Can Help ClubIT Keep Your Business Safe

Dark Web ID leverages a combination of human and artificial intelligence that scours botnets, criminal chat rooms, blogs, websites, bulletin boards, peer-to-peer networks, forums, private networks and other black-market sites 24/7, 365 days per year, to identify stolen credentials and other personally identifiable information. Using this sophisticated software, ClubIT can monitor the Dark Web and […]

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How to Operate Your Business Phone System From Home

Most businesses have a number of their staff working from home right now. So, ClubIT met up to do a podcast all about your at-home options for business phone systems. Whether you missed the episode or just want to recap, we’ve compiled all the relevant information here for your benefit. Phone Systems: Traditional vs. Modern […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Business Wifi

Is your business WIFI doing everything you need it to? As remote work becomes the norm, you can’t afford to operate without utilizing the full capacity of your wireless system. In case you missed our latest episode of “The Tech Factor“, here are our five tips for you to improve your business wifi experience: Wireless […]

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5 Most Important Cyber Security Measures for Your Business

If you missed the debut of our podcast, “The Tech Factor”, don’t worry—here’s everything you need to know about cyber security, including our top five measures to protect your company against cyber criminals: Use Complex Passwords A recent news story revealed that Austal, the ASX-listed shipbuilder and defence contractor for the Australian government, was compromised […]

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How One Aged Care Facility is Keeping Their Doors Open Amid COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced many industries to drastically change the way they operate. Aged care facilities in particular have become the latest subject of much media scrutiny, as the Newmarch House in Western Sydney has seen a rise in infections resulting in 15 deaths so far. At the time of this writing, a total of 56 […]

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Work from home during COVID-19 with 3CX

The COVID-19 pandemic is seeing companies around the globe having to suddenly change the way they work – with 3CX we can help you transition smoothly to a remote working environment, ensuring your business continuity is not affected. Our 3CX phone system includes integrated web conferencing and LiveChat features, as well as Mobile Apps for employees to collaborate […]

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ClubIT’s COVID-19 Statement and Response

ClubIT’s Position The global spread of COVID-19 has developed into a situation that’s without modern precedent. What started off as an isolated issue in China quickly became a global one and what was initially paranoia (and idiots buying toilet paper in Australia), over the last week it’s certainly become a real issue that as responsible […]

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COVID-19 scam messages targeting Australians

ASD’s Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) is aware of a COVID-19 themed scam being distributed via text message.  We understand the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC)’s Scamwatch has received multiple reports of COVID-19 themed scam texts being sent to members of the public. The text messages appear to come from ‘GOV’ as the sender […]

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Say goodbye to AUSkey

The way organisations access government online services is changing. AUSkey and Manage ABN Connections are being retired at the end of March 2020 and are being replaced with myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM). myGovID is an authentication service that allows you to prove who you are online. It is different to your myGov account […]

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ClubIT can help you protect your business from cyber threats

1. Back up your data Back up your business’s data and website. This can help you recover any information you lose if you experience a cyber incident or you have computer issues. It’s essential that you back up your important data and information regularly. Fortunately, backing up doesn’t generally cost much and is easy to […]

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It might look like a duck and quack like a duck, but it’s not always necessarily a duck…

myGov scam tricking victims into handing over bank details through cloned website BY PATRICK WILLIAMSUPDATED THU 5 JUL 2018, 5:13 PM AESTEmailFacebookTwitterWhatsApp Scammers have cloned the myGov website and are luring in victims with a phishing email claiming to come from Medicare asking them to update their banking details. A warning over the scam was issued by […]

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4 Phishing Attack Trends of 2019

Few cyber threats are as prevalent and costly as phishing attacks. In 2018, Microsoft documented a 250% increase in phishing campaigns, which masquerade as legitimate products or services but actually carry malicious payloads that steal credentials and compromise IT integrity. To no surprise, the rise of phishing attacks continues to trend upward and is wreaking […]

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Your Business Credentials: A Hacker’s Hole-in-One

Digital credentials, such as usernames and passwords, connect you and your employees to critical business applications and online services. Unfortunately, criminals know this — and that’s why digital credentials are among the most valuable assets found on the Dark Web. What is the Dark Web? The Dark Web is made up of digital communities that […]

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How Retailers Can Navigate Omni-channel Customer Experience

Savvy retailers know the value of building a strong presence across multiple channels. However, while businesses see the brick-and-mortar store at the mall, their mobile app, their e-commerce store and their various social media pages as separate channels, shoppers see the retailer as a single brand. Customer loyalty is towards the brand and not one […]

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Micropower Payroll Classic discontinuation, discussing the options

Background Micropower have recently advised clients that they will be discontinuing their Payroll classic program for the 18/19 financial year, the reason being that the program requires substantial updates in order to stay relevant to the ATO legislation. Micropower is now recommending users of Classic Payroll migrate away from the program to an alternate payroll […]

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The Essential Eight of Cybersecurity Explained

The costs of cyber attacks and cyber crimes are significantly more expensive than taking preventative measures. The Australian Signals Directorate published the latest version of its ‘Strategies to Mitigate Cyber Security Incidents’ in April 2019, a prioritised list of mitigation strategies known as ‘The Essential Eight’, designed to assist organisations in protecting their systems against […]

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Why Small Businesses Neglect Cybersecurity

Small businesses already have enough to think about: limited cash flow, tight resources and staff going beyond job descriptions to accomplish more. Because of these, small business owners typically don’t put a lot of time and energy into cybersecurity, even though they invest in technology like software, websites and other applications. However, because 43% of […]

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Myths about cloud computing: Cloud vs In-House infrastructure

I read a lot about cloud infrastructure being highly scalable with the ability to easily increase system resources as a business’s needs grow. This is correct but it isn’t unique to cloud-based systems. Underneath all of the marketing hyperbole, on a technical level, all of the modern server deployments use the same virtualisation technology. From […]

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Safeguard Your Small Business With These 4 Tips

If you are a small business or a small enterprise, being targeted by cyber criminals halfway across the globe has probably never crossed your mind. After all, there are bigger businesses out there to target and your little computer or web server is not worth the bother, right? Well, wrong. Small businesses are actually easily […]

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Why Assistive Technologies in Aged Care Matter

In the next decade, people of all ages will expect access to affordable broadband internet for whatever purpose, including Aged Care telehealth and other technologies that will provide the elderly with a sense of independence, quality of life and well-being. This is where assistive technologies come in. The Australian Government Productivity Commission describes assistive technologies […]

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