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  1. Your online privacy – or lack thereof

    Posted: November 28 2017

    We often joke that Google knows more about us than our family but did you know that Facebook tracks everything we do online? Facebook say that they use this information to target better advertising at us; but there are real privacy concerns when it comes to this data and how it’s used. Some people even […]

  2. Are You Ready for the NDB Scheme?

    Posted: November 21 2017

    “The what scheme?” I hear you say. Most people have no idea what the NDB – or Notifiable Data Breaches – scheme is but if you run a business you MUST be prepared for when it comes into effect on 22 February 2018. About the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme The NDB scheme is intended to […]

  3. What you need to know about KRACK

    Posted: October 30 2017

    Some of you may have heard about a new wireless vulnerability that some very smart Belgian researchers discovered. The vulnerability has been called KRACK (love the names they come up with for these!) and potentially exists in all wireless (wi-fi) networks. It could be used to steal your information, or infect your computer. Should you […]

  4. Using email safely

    Posted: October 23 2017

    How hard to you think about an email before you open it? If you are like most people, probably not at all. We use email so frequently that we have become indifferent to the dangers that may be waiting in our inbox. Those dangers come from the daily influx of spam emails that are doing […]

  5. Are your passwords easy to hack?

    Posted: October 10 2017

    Passwords are a necessary evil of modern life, but did you know that your passwords are probably leaving you open to the very real possibility of being hacked? Best practice password management, while not the most interesting topic in technology, is critical to protecting your information and privacy. It’s an area that many people struggle […]

  6. Your mobile phone makes identity theft so simple, it’s criminal

    Posted: April 7 2017

    Did you know your smartphone could be hacked without your knowledge? It’s amazing how reliant we are on our mobile phones. Making phone calls is almost a secondary feature of the technology these days. You’re more likely to use your mobile to do your banking, read the news, check in on social media, send an […]

  7. How I remember over 100 passwords

    Posted: March 30 2017

    The other day I worked out how many different online logins I have. It was well over 100! Can you remember 100 different passwords? I know I can’t. Security best practice states that you should have a different, complex password for each and every account login. According to this article the average person can remember […]

  8. Why you will be hacked

    Posted: March 27 2017

    I recently heard a story about a person who had their Uber account hacked which resulted in someone being able to order Uber trips using their account – and their credit card – halfway across the world. This story illustrates how hackers are constantly on the lookout for new ways to defraud us and how […]

  9. Infographic: Three reasons hackers love your small business

    Posted: February 16 2017

    Online criminals are increasingly targeting small business because they’re easier to hack. ProITS has some tips for protecting your data.

  10. Six tips to keep you and your devices secure in the gig economy

    Posted: January 30 2017

    The “gig economy”, where workers take on ad hoc jobs or are engaged as independent contractors has clear benefits for firms. Employers save on training, capital expenses (they don’t pay for offices or tools) and have a ready pool of potential candidates. But on the flipside, workers are taking on more risk. Whether it’s insecure […]

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