Are you a Health Practitioner?

Keep your IT Safe Through Privacy Tracking and Reporting.

If you are involved in the health sector based in New Zealand, now is a good time to brush up on making sure your IT is safe and you are tracking and reporting in alignment with the Privacy code of 2020. Why? Let’s just say the hefty fine ($350k+) is best avoided. We wanted to reach out to let you know specifically who this impacts, and most importantly, we wanted to bring your attention to Rule Number 5. First things first… Continue reading “Are you a Health Practitioner?”

The Data Protection Solution

How Microsoft DLP could help keep your data safe.

If you are a health practitioner, accountant, lawyer, marketer, or you deal with client’s sensitive information on a daily basis, its really important to have a very clear understanding of how, as a [location] business, you are going to keep your client’s information safe. With so many warnings that cybersecurity is on the rise, it’s really important for [location] business to have this part of their IT support sorted with confidence. Continue reading “The Data Protection Solution”

The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

The Resurgence of Privacy Breach Reporting

Written by IT Alliance

There has been an unprecedented amount of hacking and ransomware attacks in New Zealand in 2020. As a result, in January 2021, there is going to be a change with what we need to do if our data has been hacked.

New Government legislation is coming in to play around how every business operating in New Zealand needs to report data loss. Let’s take a look at why you need to know about this and how you can minimise your risk of being hacked and/or fined.

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Rugged tech on the go.

High-quality and price-competitive rugged devices

 Written by: Mark Ternent, GTB IT Solutions

So much of what we do requires technology and the demand for robust equipment in Taranaki businesses. It is even greater with people constantly on the move for work. If you’re looking for a range of fully rugged tablets, laptops, or handheld devices at a lower price without compromising on quality then we might have the solution for you.

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The Cybersecurity Threat Landscape

Protecting your business with ESET Security

Written by: Andrew Fergus, IT Alliance

Now, more than ever, it is important to secure your data. Cybersecurity threats to your organisation, your staff, and your clients are becoming a regular occurrence here in New Zealand. As these cybersecurity threats become more significant, it’s really important to understand what they are, and how to do your best to prevent them. So let’s dig in and look at the different types of attacks and one of the most popular options for countering it – ESET Endpoint Security.

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Transparency in Tech

Working remotely has brought many challenges as well as silver linings to the way we now do business. We reached out to some of our valued customers to find out what they found challenging, and what tech they used to “fix” those challenges. Here are some key phrases we heard that made us have a bit of a laugh. Maybe you have said these yourself? To give you a helping hand, we have recommended some tech support to solve each challenge. Continue reading “Transparency in Tech”

Navigating the Dangers of VoIP

Security issues you need to be aware of before considering VoIP                        

By Jim Carroll

Times used to be simpler when phone lines were just that, but today there are more and more companies in New Zealand moving to the more complicated VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) system for their phone lines. This is in part due to advances in technology, but also partly enforced by telecoms companies like Spark suggesting they won’t support the legacy phone lines in future. Continue reading “Navigating the Dangers of VoIP”

Strengthen Your Password Policy

The simple why and how of passwords for Kiwi SMEs.

Written by: Mark Ternent – GTB IT Solutions

Small to medium size kiwi businesses are increasingly being targeted by unscrupulous hackers, and cyber-criminals which often leads to loss of confidential data, intellectual property and can result in considerable business disruption. Poor password security is one of the key methods these cyber-criminals use to gain access to your systems. We want to highlight some of the fundamental threats you’re facing and guide you through implementing a strong password policy for your business.

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