Subnet Blog

Is there a dangerous disconnect between SMB's and how they see risk?

Posted by Brett Lodge on 15 July 2019 12:17:45 ACST

Reading through the latest ransomware report provided by Datto and collated from 200+ Managed Services Providers across Australia and New Zealand, I grew concerned about how Australian Small-Medium Businesses may be thinking about the growing threat landscape.

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Topics: Security, Managing Director, ransomware

Is your data actually backed up?

Posted by Subnet Marketing on 06 June 2019 11:49:19 ACST

In today’s ‘data-sensitive’ world where the loss of consumer or employee information could have severe monetary and reputational repercussions; it’s increasingly important to ensure that all data is backed up regularly and properly. 

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Topics: Office 365, Veeam, Backup, Business continuity

Why your board should not be bored of cybersecurity

Posted by Brett Lodge on 23 April 2019 15:23:44 ACST

As a Director on the Subnet board, I find that my business partner and I debate and discuss many things including our staff, our customers and the things that impact us driven by the world around us. 

Sometimes the decisions we make are based on clear paths, legislative changes imposed on us by the government, changes to the industry imposed by shifts in the market or even changes in the competitive landscape. Unfortunately, in many cases, the choices aren't clear, and it takes a robust discussion and working with third parties to highlight the right path.

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Topics: Security, Business Improvement, Managing Director, Consulting

Are you growing your Business Intelligence or leaving profit on the table?

Posted by Brett Lodge on 04 April 2019 09:43:45 ACDT

 Am I wasting my money on IT?
How do I know if I'm safe from hackers?
Is this 'cloud' thing for me?
Am I making the right decision?
Is now the right time to upgrade?
Can I sweat my assets past five years?

In talking to customers, these are the types of questions I hear the most; essentially what they feel is the general uncertainty of making the right and most cost-effective decision for their business.

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Topics: Business Improvement, Managing Director, Consulting

Cisco Wireless: Key Considerations For Schools and Commercial Enterprises

Posted by Sasha J on 15 March 2019 10:38:49 ACDT

As a company that was started on a university campus, Cisco’s roots in education are shown in its ongoing commitment to the themes of learning and innovation that have become central to its culture. Cisco leads the way when it comes to providing the education and commercial sectors with solutions that create completely integrated and secure wireless environments. 

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Topics: Cisco, Wireless

10 Key Considerations When Moving Your Not-For-Profit to the Cloud

Posted by Brett Lodge on 20 December 2017 09:47:47 ACDT

Transitioning to the cloud can be a great move for your not-for-profit organisation.

You will have more control over your usage and costs, and the flexibility to scale as required. The cloud also enables more effective collaboration between your team, brings efficiencies to your processes, and can reduce the time your IT department spends on maintenance.

With so many organisations adopting the cloud, it may no longer seem a question of if, but when you will follow suit. However, depending on the work you do, sticking with your traditional infrastructure might be the best solution.

Here we’ll share 10 important points to consider to ensure a successful cloud transition for your not-for-profit.

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Topics: Security

What You Need to Know About the New Mandatory Disclosure Laws

Posted by Brett Lodge on 07 December 2017 11:34:07 ACDT

From February 2018, the Notifiable Data Breach (NDB) scheme comes into effect.

For businesses with an annual turnover of $3 million, this means strict new reporting requirements if a serious data breach occurs. Failure to comply can result in hefty fines, for both the organisation, and the individuals involved.

If the new mandatory disclosure laws affect your business, it’s important you fully understand your responsibilities and take steps now to ensure your sensitive data is secure.

Here, we’ll share the key points of the new legislation and provide some tips to help you make sure your organisation has the right security measures in place to minimise the risk of a data breach.

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Topics: Security