Security

Open-source vs proprietary software: Which is better?

May 20, 2022

Whether your business is migrating to a new operating system, design software, or customer relationship management (CRM) platform, you may at some point be faced with choosing between an open-source or proprietary software infrastructure. Both come with benefits and disadvantages for businesses. We cover everything you need to know below.

What is a proxy server? Your complete guide

May 13, 2022

Proxy servers provide a valuable layer of protection to your computers and networks. They act as an intermediary between your servers and the internet to help anonymise your web traffic, control internet usage within your organisation, and increase your internet speed. ‘Proxies’ can be set up as web filters or firewalls (or both), to protect your business and network from cyber threats like malware and ransomware. Here’s everything you need to know about proxy servers.

8 easy tips on how to stay anonymous online

May 06, 2022

The internet and your privacy don’t co-exist. You can have one or the other, but never both. For example, did you know the websites you visit track all kinds of data about you? We’re not just talking about your geographic location, but everything you see, do, watch, and touch online, the device(s) you're using, and more. Plus, anytime you’re on the web, third parties and search engines are tracking your online activity and collecting your data and IP address to serve you targeted ads. If the ...

What is a firewall & do you need one?

Apr 29, 2022

How do you keep uninvited guests and hackers from browsing your network? Enter the humble – firewall. It’s been the first frontline defence in network security for decades and is still used today to gatekeep traffic to digital devices and systems. But, how does a firewall work? Do businesses and home users need one? What’s the best type of firewall? Here’s everything you need to know.

What is ransomware? How to protect your business

Mar 30, 2022

Ransomware attacks remain one of the most disruptive threats to businesses and private sector organisations. Hackers use this type of malware to encrypt data and sensitive files or to lock you out of your systems or devices until a ransom is paid. Here’s everything you need to know about ransomware and how to protect your business.

Your complete guide to password protection

Mar 27, 2022

Did you know that 78% of the most popular passwords in Australia can be cracked within seconds?

What’s a VPN & how does it work?

Mar 18, 2022

Privacy online is now more important than ever. If you don’t yet have a VPN, you could be at risk of data theft and exploitation by hackers and advertisers. What’s a VPN & how does it work? This guide explains it all. 

Common types of malware & how to avoid them

Mar 11, 2022

Protecting your business from cyber attacks involves understanding all the types of malware that can derail your operations and how you can best prevent them.

Is your data security a government priority?

Dec 08, 2021

Now’s the time to push privacy protection towards the top of your shopping listThe federal government decision makers will be on hiatus soon as the work for 2021 is declared “all but done”. Which means that your (our) rights to privacy and the support we all so desperately need to keep the dogs of data theft from the door, may not be arriving this side of Christmas.

We are rebranding cybersecurity solutions with Xiph Cyber

Nov 02, 2021

Our focus on helping small businesses and individuals safeguard their data has never been sharperNo, we don’t know how long cybercrime is going to remain one of the largest ongoing threats to small business, data security and privacy but YES, we are actively doing something about helping you protect your business, private life and livelihood.