Federal budget 2022 tax breaks for small business

Posted by Deb Cashion on 4 May 2022
Federal budget 2022 tax breaks for small business
  The Federal Budget, released in late March 2022, has some great technology incentives for small business.  Digital Spending Tax Breaks Small business owners will receive tax break for digital spending, up to $100,000 per business per year. Breaks can be for: Upgrading their cyber security platforms. Moving to cloud based service. eInvoicing platforms and portable payment devices. New web design. Any other enhancements resulting in digital advancements. Companies can re...
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Security and the .au domain

Posted by Deb Cashion on 28 April 2022
Security and the .au domain
  In a recent blog, we introduced you to the new .au domain namespaces (see this blog here). In that blog we discussed that purchasing your .au domain namespace will secure the safety and security of your company brand. Now we'd like to take the opportunity to explain why this purchase is important for your brand and business. Let’s say for example, Loyal I.T. Solutions decide not to buy their .au domain namespace before 20th September 2022. After that date, if&nbs...
Posted in:SecurityCyber Security  

Thanks for the "RAM" memories

Posted by Deb Cashion on 22 April 2022
Thanks for the "RAM" memories
  In 2006, the following achievements were made on the technology front: Facebook was born; Intel Chips were transitioned into Apple Mac devices; Widgets were a big deal on the internet (does anyone remember widgets?); The 1 billionth song was purchased from Apple iTunes; Internet Explorer was the browser to use; Nintendo Wii came to the market; “to Google” was added to dictionaries; Wikileaks was established; Amazon introduced its Elastic Computer Cloud – s...
Posted in:Team News  

Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Central Coast – project completion

Posted by Deb Cashion on 19 April 2022
Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect Central Coast – project completion
For those who have been following our blogs, you will no doubt be aware that Loyal I.T. Solutions undertook a project for cyber awareness over the last 12 months. The project wrapped up in late March and it was a resounding success! Funded by a Federal Government grant (Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources), the project aimed to initiate an awareness campaign and set small to medium businesses up to make improvements in their cyber security. The campaign offered free assess...
Posted in:ServicesSecurityCyber Security  

.au Domain Awareness

Posted by Deb Cashion on 13 April 2022
.au Domain Awareness
Background On the 24th March 2022, the Australian Domain Administration (auDA) released a new website namespace with the “.au” shorter and more memorable namespace (for example “yourcompany.au”).   Application Process If you have an existing domain (for example “yourcompany.com.au”, “yourcompany.org.au” or “yourcompany.net.au”) you will be given priority access to apply to purchase the corresponding “.au” domain ...
Posted in:SecurityITUrgentCyber Security  

Web filtering and ‘Defence in Depth’

Posted by Deb Cashion on 17 February 2022
Web filtering and ‘Defence in Depth’
What is it?  Web or Domain Name System (DNS) filtering is the process of using the DNS to block malicious websites or filter out harmful or inappropriate content.   Web filtering is a line of security within an organisation. Using a similar system to the military strategy of ‘Defence in Depth’, multiple layers of controls are used to ensure security. Web filtering is a complimentary measure to other cyber security controls in a ‘Defence in Depth’ strategy. ...
Posted in:Networking SecurityCyber Security  

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