Subnet Blog

Three reasons to use a managed IT security services provider

Posted by Brett Lodge on 16 June 2021 09:30:00 ACST

Australian organisations are increasing their spending on cybersecurity measures in response to the growing risk of cyberattack. Approximately $5.6 billion was spent on cybersecurity solutions in Australia during 2020, and that figure is anticipated to rise to $7.6 billion by 2024.[1]

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity

How to identify high security risks in your organisation

Posted by Brett Lodge on 01 June 2021 10:52:08 ACST

With the recent news on JBS Foods, the world's largest meat processing company, having fallen victim to a cyber-attack1 that led to a shutdown of its production facilities worldwide, the conversation on cyber-security and the steps that businesses need to undertake to ensure 'lights remain on' needs to be at the top of the stack. At Subnet, our focus continues to be on educating and implementing proactive solutions that secure businesses' IT operations from external threats and internal incidents. In this blog, the fourth in the series (see links to the previous in the footnote), we touch on the measures that businesses need to implement to secure employees working from home.

 

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity

3 key ingredients needed to secure organisations

Posted by Brett Lodge on 24 May 2021 10:44:02 ACST

Welcome to part three of our five part blog series on Cybersecurity 2021. ICYMI (in case you missed it) here is the link to the first tow article, in the series:

 

Part 1 - Five signs that your organisation is at high risk of cyberattack 

 

Part 2 - Three low-cost ways to secure your organisation online

 

With a cyberattack occurring every 39 seconds, organisations cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to cybersecurity.[1]

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Topics: Security, Managing Director, Cybersecurity

Three low-cost ways to secure your organisation online

Posted by Brett Lodge on 25 March 2021 10:00:00 ACDT

Welcome to the second article in the five-part series on Cybersecurity 2021. ICYMI (in case you missed it) here is the link to the first article - Five signs that your organisation is at high risk of cyberattack - in the series.

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity

Five signs that your organisation is at high risk of cyberattack

Posted by Brett Lodge on 04 March 2021 13:22:53 ACDT

A targeted cyberattack happens every 39 seconds on average. While it is easy to think it will never happen to your organisation, with around 164 cybercrime reports per day in Australia, or one every 10 minutes, it is a matter of when, not if, your organisation will become a victim.

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Topics: Security, Cybersecurity

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

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

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

7 Cyber Security Tips for Not-for-Profits

Posted by Brett Lodge on 02 November 2017 13:34:44 ACDT

As the number of cyber attacks around the world continues to grow, organisations of all sizes, including not-for-profits, are faced with a very real threat. So, how prepared are you? According to the ASX 100 Cyber Health Report, over 80% of Australia’s biggest businesses expect cyber risk to increase in the short term. While the majority of large companies have security strategies in place, there are still many smaller organisations who are yet to take the necessary steps to minimise their risk.

Unfortunately, many not-for-profits are among those that are under-prepared, which can now directly impact you getting grants or funding, as basic security measures are requested by many businesses and government agencies prior to providing funding.
The good news is that you don’t need big budgets and endless resources to tackle cyber security. There are plenty of simple and affordable steps you can take right now to protect your organisation.

Here are 7 top security tips that will minimise your risk today.

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Topics: Security