Windows 10 crashing when printing due to March update

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 12 March 2021
Microsoft have done it again! The March Windows Security Update released on March 9th is causing a "Blue Screen Of Death" when printing.  Some of the printer brands known to be affected, include Kyocera, Ricoh, Zebra and Dymo.  Clients of Loyal I.T. who are on a Managed Services Support Agreement (MSSA) will not be affected by this issue because we have blocked the roll out of this update before it can be deployed.  For more information about Loyal I.T.'s MSSA...
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Get the most out of your I.T. infrastructure without a physical server

Posted by Kaylene Giff on 9 February 2021
If your business operates from the cloud, you will likely not have a server on premises.  This means your laptop, PC's, tablets and/or personal devices become the front-line interface to the internet and core business applications.    To ensure optimal productivity and security, it is recommended businesses adapt a 'fleet management' regime, including: Managing the age of hardware by replacing devices based on a planned lifecycle Implement a managed se...
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Vulnerability Scans - Isolate the weak security points in your IT systems

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 18 January 2021
A Vulnerability Scan is a relatively simple way to test your IT systems risk to scams, theft or sabotage. It's an application that, when applied correctly and with the right advice, is an extremely efficient and effective strategy for SMB's. With the cloud becoming the norm, your user-interface and other systems and devices become your frontline cyber-security guards by default. Therefore, it is now more imperative than ever to ensure you are 'sure and secure'. A Vulnera...
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'Bulletproof' solution to remote access security.

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 8 December 2020
One of the Essential Eight in Business Cyber Security Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is typically described as a bulletproof solution to remote access security. It is an effective way to add an additional security 'gate' to deter unwanted access to remote databases or sensitive information. Many of you may already have seen some version of MFA when you log into your bank account or when you re-log into your email account (such as Office 365) - once you have logged in with you...

I.T. hardware; essential for security and productivity

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 21 October 2020
Governments and authorities in Australia are escalating their focus on cyber-security, including introducing more guidance, advice and mandatory reportable incidents. If your organisation is covered by the Privacy Act 1988, then the NDB (Notifiable Data Breach) scheme applies. In simple terms, any suspected or known cyber attack must be notified to affected individuals and the OAIC (Office of the Australian Information Commission). The real aim though is to mitigate the risk of cyber at...
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The Essential Eight-cyber security mitigation strategy

Posted by Michael Trimblett on 19 August 2020
Before we talk specifically about the The Australian Cyber Security Centre's (ACSC) recommended Essential Eight-cyber security mitigation strategy; let's put the situation in perspective. Reports are continuing to reveal facts and stats on cyber security that are increasingly alarming for small and medium sized businesses (SMB's). There are more incidents and more dollars being lost than ever before. Let me take you through a few points. Recently, The Australian Cyber Securi...
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