The OPTUS Cyber Breach What happened, how you can be affected by it as an individual and the aftermath of the cyber attack. Listen to “The Optus Cyber Breach” Episode on our Tech Factor Podcast here. On Wednesday 21st of September 2022, Optus notified the public of a cyberattack on its systems. Hackers managed to… Read More »The OPTUS cyber breach, what happened and how you’ll be affected
Few things invoke instant panic like a missing smartphone or laptop. These devices hold a good part of our lives. This includes files, personal financials, apps, passwords, pictures, videos, and so much more. The information they hold is more personal than even that which is in your wallet. It’s because of all your digital footprints.… Read More »What Should You Do to Reduce Risk When Your Mobile Device Goes Missing?
Productivity can be challenging to track, no matter where employees are working. How do you know they’re using their tools as effectively as possible? How can you enable them to adopt best practices? These are questions that managers often ask themselves. If they’re looking at the wrong things, it can get in the way of… Read More »Microsoft Productivity Score Overview
Cloud file storage revolutionized the way we handle documents. No more having to email files back and forth. No more wondering which person in the office has the most recent copy of a document. Between 2015 and 2022, the percentage of worldwide corporate data stored in the cloud doubled. It went from 30% to 60%.… Read More »Helpful Tips for Keeping Your Shared Cloud Storage Organized
Many small businesses make the mistake of skipping policies. They feel that things don’t need to be so formal. They’ll just tell staff what’s expected when it comes up and think that’s good enough. But this way of thinking can cause issues for small and mid-sized business owners. Employees aren’t mind readers. Things that you… Read More »6 Important IT Policies Any Size Company Should Implement
One constant about technology is that it changes rapidly. Tools that were once staples, like Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash, age out. New tools replace those that are obsolete. Discontinued technology can leave computers and networks vulnerable to attacks. While older technology may still run fine on your systems that doesn’t mean that it’s okay… Read More »6 Discontinued Technology Tools You Should Not Be Using Any Longer
There is a reason why phishing is usually at the top of the list for security awareness training. For the last decade or two, it has been the main delivery method for all types of attacks. Ransomware, credential theft, database breaches, and more launch via a phishing email. Why has phishing remained such a large… Read More »How Using the SLAM Method Can Improve Phishing Detection
How many text messages from companies do you receive today as compared to about two years ago? If you’re like many people, it’s quite a few more. This is because retailers have begun bypassing bloated email inboxes. They are urging consumers to sign up for SMS alerts for shipment tracking and sale notices. The medical… Read More »Did You Just Receive a Text from Yourself? Learn What Smishing Scams to Expect
You’ve completed your annual phishing training. This includes teaching employees how to spot phishing emails. You’re feeling good about it. That is until about 5-6 months later. Your company suffers a costly ransomware infection due to a click on a phishing link. You wonder why you seem to need to train on the same information… Read More »How Often Do You Need to Train Employees on Cybersecurity Awareness?
The number of internet-connected devices in homes has been growing. It’s increased exponentially over the last decade. A typical home now has 10.37 devices connected to the internet. PCs and mobile devices make up a little over half of those and the rest are IoT devices. IoT stands for Internet of Things. It means any… Read More »Home Security: Why You Should Put IoT Devices on a Guest Wi-Fi Network