Training your front line in the fight against security threats

Educating users on how to identify and protect against security threats is essential for businesses. Kyle Carter, Systems Architect and Senior Systems Engineer at IT Partners, offers top tips on how to lower your risk against security threats.
In the beginning
Years ago, people would ask us […]

By |September 3rd, 2017|Advice, Security|Comments Off on Training your front line in the fight against security threats

Benefits of Microsoft Office 365

What is Office 365?
Microsoft Office 365 gives you access to the great minds of one of the most powerful technology companies in the world. Office 365 is a family of cloud-based software products that include:

Email (Outlook/Exchange)
Word processing (Word)
Spreadsheet (Excel)
Intranet (Sharepoint)
Business chat (Teams)
Online meetings (Skype)
File sharing […]

By |July 13th, 2017|Security|Comments Off on Benefits of Microsoft Office 365

Make your iPad your second screen

Dual Screens are standard in most workplaces, but until now they haven’t always been available when traveling for business, working from a client’s site or working at home.  You quickly miss the screen real estate that comes from having dual monitors.

The good news is that […]

By |February 28th, 2017|Security|Comments Off on Make your iPad your second screen

Phishing Warning: Dropbox

This morning we have been notified of a new phishing email that is circulating and has the appearance of coming from Dropbox.  If you receive an email with the below information it is recommended that you delete it immediately.

It may come from an email address that […]

By |December 16th, 2015|Advice, Insider, Security|Comments Off on Phishing Warning: Dropbox

Cyber Risk Insurance: Does Your Business Need It?

Protecting your IT assets: do you have cyber risk insurance?
Emails, document storage, customer databases, financial information – take a moment to think of all the information your company stores on its IT systems and network.

Now take a moment to think of all the risks associated […]

By |December 9th, 2015|Protect Business, Security|Comments Off on Cyber Risk Insurance: Does Your Business Need It?

Protect Your Organisation Against Targeted Attacks

An increasing number of targeted email attacks on New Zealand businesses means it has become even more important to ensure your IT security systems are up to date.

Email scams are nothing new but the growing levels of sophistication around them certainly are.

The latest scams to […]

By |December 4th, 2015|Advice, Internet, Protect Business, Security|Comments Off on Protect Your Organisation Against Targeted Attacks

Xero announce new data security feature: Two-Step Authentication

Driving down Te Rapa Straight and at certain locations around Hamilton City, you may have noticed online accounting software Xero’s beautifully large billboards. One thing you may not have noticed though is their new Two-Step Authentication for all customers.

While there has been an increase in the volume […]

By |December 1st, 2015|Protect Business, Security|Comments Off on Xero announce new data security feature: Two-Step Authentication

How to Keep Your Private Information Private with SSL

As the technology behind security software on the web advances, so too does the determination of attackers to infiltrate it. SSL and TLS are the basis of encrypted communications on the internet, many of us will use it every day without even knowing it.

SSL does […]

By |June 6th, 2015|Security|Comments Off on How to Keep Your Private Information Private with SSL

Email Security: Get educated

Email security is in the news again with the latest Yahoo! hacking episode, but perhaps the headlines should really be reflecting the following.

Email is not secure.  It was never designed to be.

It seems counter-intuitive, but the biggest security risk to your emails is your own […]

By |February 27th, 2015|Advice, Internet, Protect Business, Security|Comments Off on Email Security: Get educated

3 Ways to Protect Your Business from Malware and Security Breaches

You might have become aware of firms and home users being infected with Cryptolocker. For a better understanding of what this piece of malware does, this is a useful article.

A recent report from AIG notes that only 36% of data breaches come from malware and external attack […]

By |January 29th, 2015|Insider, Protect Business, Security|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Protect Your Business from Malware and Security Breaches