Learned Experience - Redundancy of Network Systems


Most businesses depend on reliable internet and telephone connections to run efficiently, but recent events have highlighted the dangers associated with solely relying on one network.

Optus, Australia's largest telecom provider, experienced an outage which left an estimated 400,000 businesses without phone or internet connectivity.

This article will examine the consequences of an outage and underscore its significance, while providing insight into how managed service providers can assist businesses when faced with such disruptions.

Optus Outage: The Impact

Optus' outage was felt throughout Australia by businesses of all types. Payment machines that depend on Internet connectivity became inoperab...


Monitor the Dark Web for Opportunities


The Dark Web is an important hub of illicit activities. Even legitimate businesses cannot ignore its presence entirely. In this article we'll outline its details, and show why monitoring its millions of pages could prove advantageous.

In the mid-1990s, the US government established the Dark Web to allow spies and other intelligence agencies to exchange information freely. Journalists and law enforcement agencies still utilize it today; additionally it may also be utilized by people living in countries which restrict open communication.

The Dark Web is an online space where illegal activities take place, such as counterfeit money trading and child pornography. Users may also access counterfeit ...


Be Wary of Ransomware that Appearing as Windows Updates


Imagine working on your computer when suddenly an alert from Windows Update pops up. Instead of dismissing it outright, however, you take action by installing what seems to be an official update - only to discover later that installing it infected your device with ransomware!

Herein lies the horror of cyber threats.

Cybercriminals are constantly devising new means of infiltrating systems. Cybercriminals encrypt data and leave victims no choice but to pay a ransom fee in order to decrypt it. Once ransomware has infected your system, there's nothing you can do other than pay or hire someone to remove malware (or install backup copies if possible).

"Big Head" ransomware is one of the latest ransom...