What’s Next for Mandatory Breach Reporting In 2021

The last significant update to the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme (NDB) came into effect 22nd February 2018. In an update to The Privacy Act 1988, it was determined that agencies and organisations with a potential data breach (e.g. a hacked database) must notify relevant individuals and the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner, if the […]

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WFH: Why Cloud Computing Makes Sense Post Covid-19

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In 2002, SARS caused employers to encourage contactless work-from-home (WFH) environments. However, the trend of remote work and video conferencing did not last. This was in part due to the clunkiness and costliness of installing video conferencing and remote servers at the time. However, the unprecedented outbreak of the corona virus has shown cloud computing […]

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Support Ends for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Operating Systems

Please be aware of the below recent Announcement from Microsoft: On 14th January 2020, Microsoft ends support for Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 Operating Systems. Microsoft will stop releasing patches for these operating systems, and will end support for security and performance issues. If you have these Operating Systems in your IT environment, then you […]

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Your Internet Connection – Do you have a Back Up Plan?

During the many years of experience supporting a wide range of businesses in a variety of industries, it has been all too often that all carriers, including the major players, have all suffered complete network outages in different areas. These outages have sometimes lasted for days with estimated resolution times (ETRs) not forth coming due […]

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New Notifiable Data Breaches scheme

You may or may not be aware that the recent passage of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017, established a mandatory Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) scheme in Australia. The NDB scheme will apply to agencies and organisations that the Australian Privacy Act 1988 requires to take steps to secure certain categories of personal information. This includes Australian […]

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Warning! Another New Global Ransomware Attack is just getting started

A new strain of the Petya Ransomware virus called GoldenEye is spreading around the world fast, affecting many businesses since it was first discovered this week. This follows on from the recent WannaCry virus, however is expected to be more wide spread. If affected, this virus will lock your organisation out of all files, and we […]

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Ransomware Prevention – We’re working to save you!

Our recent communication regarding the ransomware infection emails circulating the internet, were words of warning employing an impending doom tone. So to lighten the mood, this post is to spread some good news relating to this topic! Though these words of warning should still be heeded and taken very seriously. After many hours of testing, Dark Horse […]

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