[VIDEO] Cybersecurity Predictions of 2018

Today in the Evolve IT Lab, Lachie sits down with Ben from Sophos and discusses some of the cybersecurity predictions for 2018. In 2017 we had such a big year in cybersecurity with: increased phishing, identity theft, and ransomware.

22 March, 2018

5 Reasons You Need To Consider Multi-factor Authentication.

Moving to the cloud has transformed the way we work today - no longer are we restricted to a specific location to complete our day-to-day duties. However, it also means that your organisation is more vulnerable to malicious activities such as key-logging, phishing..

20 March, 2018

[VIDEO] Why Physical Security Is So Important

We consistently talk about how to protect your virtual data. However, sometimes we neglect to think our physical security, things like filing cabinets, paperwork on our desks and unwanted guests walking into our offices. Today in the Evolve IT Lab, Lachie and Ben..

15 March, 2018

The Importance Of A Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan

Disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) plans are often mistaken as the same thing. They are, however, two different but necessary plans that keep your business running in the event of an emergency.

13 March, 2018

Top 5 security policies to protect your business

There are three things that protect an organisation from cybercrime and data loss – education, products and services, and security policies. Without any  one of these, especially proactive security policies, you leave yourself vulnerable to getting a virus, or even..

06 March, 2018

[VIDEO] Introduction To Identity Theft {Part 3}

Today in the Evolve IT Lab,  we discuss the finalpart of our three-part series on identity theft. In today's episode, Lachie and Jason discuss some proactive measures you can take to help prevent your identity from being stolen. 

01 March, 2018

Botnets - A Cybercriminal’s best friend that fetches your computing power

Traditionally, humans have kept pets - like cats, dogs, and bees. However, Cybercriminals have a new type of pet to take care of - botnets. The interesting thing about these virtual creatures is that the Cybercriminal does not even have to feed them - their victims..

27 February, 2018

[VIDEO] Introduction To Identity Theft {Part 2}

Today in the Evolve IT Lab,  we discuss the second part of our three-part series on identity theft. In today's episode, Lachie and Jason discuss a real-life story of a CEO that was affected by identity theft, we hear about how a cybercriminal was able to take..

22 February, 2018

Why data loss prevention should be your goal in 2018

Otherwise known by its acronym (IT people love acronyms) as “DLP”, it is a hot topic currently with the update to the Australian Privacy Act with the introduction of Notifiable Data Breach Laws.

20 February, 2018

[VIDEO] Introduction To Identity Theft {Part 1}

Today in the Evolve IT Lab, Lachie and Jason discuss identity theft. When a cybercriminal hits your or your organisation with identity theft, it is not easy to shake and can severely hurt you and your organisation.

15 February, 2018

How does spear phishing work?

I don’t know about you, but up until recently, fishing was what you did with a rod and reel and spearfishing involved having a spear gun and a wetsuit, usually on some tropical beach. But, ever since the ph got swapped for the f the result is anything but fun.

13 February, 2018

Data Security - A Beekeeper's Guide

Cybercrime seems to be everywhere today - whether Identity Theft, Cryptolocker, or Spear Phishing - it’s a problem that’s just not going away. We know that education is one of the most potent ways of combating it, however, how do you actually get the message across..

06 February, 2018

[VIDEO] Introduction to Phishing

Today in the Evolve IT Lab, Lachie and Jason turn their attention to Phishing. Phishing emails come in all shapes and sizes, and unfortunately, no single product will fully protect your organisation from phishing attacks. A multi-layered defence against phishing..

01 February, 2018

Why Your Company Needs to get Cyber Safe Now

The focus of this blog is being Cyber Safe - not just for businesses but for everyone! As a member/employee/owner, awareness of these issues is essential, but not necessarily enough in itself. It's our responsibility to keep information Cyber Safe!

30 January, 2018

[Video] - Why education is so important in the fight against cybercrime

Today in the Evolve IT Lab - Lachie and Jason discuss education on cybersecurity. We answer why is it so essential for all organisations and how you can get started today.

25 January, 2018

Cyber Security Compliance: Australia’s new data-breach law

Last year saw the passage of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 which established the Notifiable Data Breaches (NDB) Scheme – introducing for the first time government guidelines and requirements for cyber security compliance when handling..

23 January, 2018

Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats – the new monsters under the bed

As a child, were you ever afraid of monsters? Usually – in your mind at least - lurking in a dark closet, or under the bed, waiting to snatch at any ankles foolishly dangled over the side.

16 January, 2018

What is the Average Cost of a Ransomware Attack?

Ransomware is a form of malware which infects your computer and encrypts all accessible files, rendering them unusable. The malware can also spread rapidly through a network, infecting many computers in a short amount of time, each demanding a separate ransom.

09 January, 2018

Why your IT Support has their hands full with cybercrime

Your IT support has their hands full with cybercrime because of three key things
  1. People (the non-IT people within the business)
  2. Vulnerabilities in hardware and software
  3. The type of person that provides good traditional IT support
02 January, 2018

Types of phishing techniques that cybercriminals use to target you

Phishing is a technique used to obtain personal information from people, usually for financial gain or other criminal activities.  Years ago, malicious activity such as viruses and hacking were more often motivated by testing hacking ability or creating anarchy in..

26 December, 2017

[Video] Prepare for your break with these three tips

Today in the Evolve IT Lab - Lachie and Jason sit down and discuss how you can prepare to go on your much-needed break. Check out their three tips here - 

23 December, 2017

What is Bitcoin? Your Guide to Cryptocurrency

Another day, another professional expressing regret on how he or she could have been a millionaire by now had they invested in Bitcoin 7 years ago. Another swipe, another share on how Bitcoin’s value ascends to $10,000. If you have little to no knowledge about..

19 December, 2017

[Video] Three Tips To Successfully On-board New Staff

This week in the Evolve IT Lab we sit down with our Service Desk Team Leader - Jason Thomas, and discuss on-boarding new staff within your organisation. Along with your internal policys and procedures these three tips will help you successfully onboard any new team..

14 December, 2017

Discover How Technology Can Bring About Your Business Transformation

The future of technology is unknown and is likely to place demands on your business which will challenge your organisation to adapt. As your business grows and expands the use of technology is a reliable and efficient resource that you can take advantage of. A..
12 December, 2017

Digital predictions: the evolution of technology in the workplace

As digital technologies continue to evolve rapidly, and workplace demographics change with the tides of each generation, we are increasingly exposed to this concept of a “Digital Workspace”. While it is not easily definable, it is an important idea to conceptualise..
05 December, 2017

[Video] Introduction to Evolve IT's Next-gen Endpoint Protection

Today we sit down with Matt Billiet in the Evolve IT Lab and discuss ransomware, and it affects on today's modern workplace. Matt tells us about how Evolve IT have partnered with their friends from Sophos to create Evolve IT's Next-gen End Point Protection, a..

30 November, 2017

Benefits of video for internal communications

I’ve said this many times before both personally and professionally. Content is King, especially Video.

Video can simply take complex messages, record key moments and deliver training in your workforce. The possibilities are endless. This makes the benefit of video..

28 November, 2017

[Video] Introduction to Microsoft To-Do | Evolve IT Lab

  Today we sit down with Matt Robertson and discuss some of the key features in Microsoft To-Do. Microsoft To-Do is a productivity tool in your Microsoft 365 subscription that makes it easy to get stuff done, every day. 
23 November, 2017

Why a digital workplace is worth the investment

Before making a move to a Digital Workplace, you probably want to understand what a Digital Workplace is and what benefit will it have for my organisation.There are a number of explanations available, and a quick Google search will bring up many descriptions. An..

21 November, 2017

How To Survive An Internet Outage | Evolve IT Lab [Video]

Today we rely on the internet for pretty much everything - but what happens when it goes down? Lachie and Jason sit down in the Evolve IT Lab and discuss three tips to survive an internet outage.

16 November, 2017

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