News & Views

Get the latest technology tips & tricks

  • Today, a large majority of our valuable assets are digital. Bank accounts, personal information, email, photos, just about everything is saved digitally in some form.    This is why we have put together this comprehensive guide to cybersecurity, talking about the most important components, why it's important and a few…

  • Knowing when the right time to replace your computers can be a tricky task, balancing getting the most out of your technology assets vs. ensuring your staff are able to work efficiently. Keeping your computers past their recommended age could be costing your business in staff hours. What is it…

  • Staying safe online and keeping your business secure takes a combination of technology, education and awareness efforts.    As with your home, you protect it with insurance, door locks and alarm systems, it is the same approach for cybersecurity. There are many doors cybercriminals can try to gain unwanted access…

  • On the 6th of October 2020, Powernet officially received accreditation as a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace (BFW), a program facilitated by the Australian Breastfeeding Association (ABA). It enables workplaces to offer employment conditions that support women to combine breastfeeding and work, including lactation breaks, flexible work options and access to private…

  • Encryption is a form of protecting your data. Once encrypted, unless you have the key or password to unlock it, your data will be jumbled up and almost useless to any unintended viewer.    You can use encryption as a secure way of transferring sensitive information and to also keep…

  • Apple's release of iOS 14 bought about a number of exciting new features, and one that we are particularly excited about.      Cyber Security is a big topic in technology, now more than it has ever been. Staying safe online is no longer a matter of just having a…

  • Recent changes in the way we work and where we work from is something that is here to stay. Remote working is the new norm posing unique security risks for organisations including the use of BYOD’s and a range of different Wi-Fi access networks to access company information.   The…

  • We spend so much time on our computers, downloading things, uploading things, watching videos, sending and receiving emails, that it is inevitable that our computers end up with a lot of things on there that we don't want or need and can slow us down.    At Powernet, our computers…

  • Malware and spam are globally on the rise due to COVID-19. Barracuda researchers have seen a steady increase in the number of COVID-19-related email attacks since January 2020, but they have observed a recent spike in this type of attack – up 667% since the end of February. It is…

  • Spear Phishing is like how it sounds. However, there is one big difference; those doing the Phishing are not targeting a wide range of fish in the sea; they target a specific organisation or individual. It is defined as the fraudulent practice of sending emails ostensibly from a known or…

  • Brought to you by the Australian Government's ACCC, The Little Black Book of Scams is designed to protect Australian's against cybercrime through education.   Technology plays an important and powerful role in protecting Australian's against cyber crime, stopping or identifying an attack before it can get through your doors. However,…

  • By 2030, millennials will make up 75% of the workforce. Businesses must continue to evolve in step with a generation that expects access and flexibility, prioritises work-life integration and depends on technology that will not only promote personal growth, but help them effect change in the world.   The modern…


Subscribe