Work effectively from home – Part One “Hardware”

Posted by Deb Cashion on 27 January 2022
Work effectively from home – Part One “Hardware”
Working from home is nothing new. The Australian Productivity Commission reminds us that in the Industrial Revolution most people worked from home and thanks to the pandemic, we have re-discovered working from home (full time or partially) and it’s becoming the new “norm”. With this, comes a responsibility to ensure the home office is set up appropriately. Safe Work Australia has guidelines on setting up a workspace at home, including ergonomics, safety, good lighting ...
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Signs you are being a victim of cybercrime

Posted by Deb Cashion on 19 January 2022
Signs you are being a victim of cybercrime
Signs of hacking Modern society is electronic – a place where our banking, social life, mail, shopping and work is in cyber space. This comes with many dangers, the most alarming being hacking. The good news is that Loyal I.T. Solutions has an application called Perch, that tracks and monitors activities, known as Security Event and Incident Management (SEIM).  To see Perch in action and the versatility of the SEIM, check out the Cyber Security Business Connect and Protect video.&...
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Bundle up at the end of the year

Posted by Deb Cashion on 16 December 2021
Bundle up at the end of the year
We here at Loyal I.T. Solutions understand that the end of the year comes along so quickly, that you barely have a chance to take a breath, let alone buy office hardware. To help you with your decision making we have bundled up some great packages, to make that end of year buying so much easier. These packages are all loaded with Windows 10 Professional, which is compatible to a possible future upgrade to Windows 11, and are devices we regularly provide and stand by. Have a look a...
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Be cyber aware this holiday season

Posted by Michael Trimblett and Deb Cashion on 9 December 2021
Be cyber aware this holiday season
Australians are set to spend over $11 billion on Christmas presents this year, with a significant proportion to come from online sales - toys, jigsaw puzzles and board games are set to top the list of most popular gifts, according to research from the Australian Retailers Association (ARA). Buying online means that Australians are turning to the internet in a big way - an average of 48% of Christmas presents are likely to be purchased online, with 58% of people saying they’ll purchase m...
Posted in:SecurityCyber Security  

To update or not update - that is the question

Posted by Michael Trimblett and Deb Cashion on 26 November 2021
To update or not update - that is the question
Everyone knows that updates are important, and to update frequently, but WHY should we do it? The Australian Cyber Security Centre recommends that users “patch your operating systems and applications within 48 hours where an exploit exists” and, as we know, cyber crime is a growing concern and almost everyone can be exploited. To illustrate this, the Annual Cyber Threat Report for FY 2020-21 has been released and shows an increase of nearly 13% in cyber crimes from 2019-...
Posted in:Computer MaintenanceWindows Update  

Identity Theft – A Growing Concern

Posted by Deb Cashion on 25 October 2021
Identity Theft – A Growing Concern
Identity theft is a type of fraud that involves using someone else's identity to steal money or gain other benefits. By October 2021, Scamwatch (scamwatch.gov.au) had already received 18,012 reports relating to identity theft this year alone. Scammers will try and access your identity to perform one or more of the following: Access and drain personal or business bank accounts; Open new bank accounts in your name and take out loans or lines of credit; Take out phone plans and other c...
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