human operated ransomware

What is Human Operated Ransomware

There’s a cyber threat that should be at the forefront of most organisations’ cyber security efforts: human operated ransomware. It consists of hands-on-keyboard attacks by financially motivated malicious actors, accessing internal corporate networks and deploying ransomware. They then use these to encrypt the organisation’s data, extorting them to pay a…
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disaster recovery

Disaster Recovery: More Important than Ever

There’s a buzzword that’s emerging as the business world adapts to the post-pandemic environment: resilience. The rush to work from home, the unprecedented drop in customer activity and a rise in cybercrime and online criminal activity has created a perfect storm. Organisations in Brisbane and around the world without sufficient…
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Let’s Talk Data Security

Govern and Streamline Your Existing Data, While Improving Ease of Accessibility It’s question time. Sit down and think about data security: are your productivity and collaboration applications secure? A lot of business owners we ask answer straight away: ‘our day-to-day applications and services are locked down like a fortress’. But…
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On-premise backups

When to Use On-Premise Backups

As a business owner, the most important thing to you is that your company runs efficiently and smoothly, no matter the circumstances. Data backup is a huge part of this – you don’t want to be left high, dry and without your company data if you have an IT failure.…
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backup archive

Backup and Archive

Tricky Computer Terms: Backup and Archive Alright kids, gather around the Smile IT campfire of knowledge. It’s time for the computer terminology equivalent of Kum Ba Yah, so dust off the thinking caps and prepare yourself for enlightenment. Today we’re focusing on two members of the IT vocabulary that we…
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replication

What is Replication?

Tricky Computer Terms: Replication When I take my car to the mechanics, he’ll rattle off a long monologue about what’s right with it and what’s wrong with it. It normally ends with “She’ll be ‘right mate.” And it’s always met with a blank stare from me as I try and…
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