what is a chief security officer

What is a Chief Security Officer?

The role of the Chief Security Officer, or CSO, is growing in importance in Australia. Once reserved for large corporate organisations, today businesses of all sizes are starting to incorporate this role. It’s a sign of the importance of online security, and the growing hyper vigilance around keeping business data…
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cyber security audit

A Cyber Security Audit Case Study

Smile IT recently undertook a Cyber Security Audit for one of our clients, with an aim to evaluate the effectiveness of their cyber defence controls. This case study is designed to provide an idea of how we adapt our audit approach to individual companies. The aim is to provide relevant…
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10 benefits of a happy workplace

10 Benefits of a Happy Workplace

Here at Smile IT, we’re big on happiness. The kind that gets you up in the morning with a spring in your step. The happiness that puts a genuine sparkle in your eye and fills your soul with such contentment you can’t stop it bursting through your smile. We do…
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2FA

Two Factor Authentication (2FA) Explained

What is 2FA? In a nutshell, two factor authentication, or 2FA, is an important and increasingly popular means of securing an online account. Here’s a simple definition: 2FA is an extra layer of security applied to a login process. Normally to access an online account, you type in a username…
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what is the cloud

Let’s Clarify “The Cloud”

It’s an inescapable buzz term of the tech industry these days, and most businesses are using the cloud in some way. (Unless you’re still working on typewriters. Then we can’t help you.) Yet despite its omnipresence, it’s one of those arbitrary terms that’s hard to describe. We’re going to try…
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healthy workforce

10 Ways to Stay Healthy at a Desk Job

Not many people have sat at their desks and said “I’d much rather be digging a ditch.” But the truth is that sitting hunched over a desk, breathing recycled air and pumping your retinas full of artificial light can be a lot less healthy than outdoor manual labour jobs. Unfortunately,…
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