The Essential 8 Cybersecurity Model

The Essential 8 Cybersecurity Model

4 simple changes in your IT strategy can mitigate 85% of security risks. They are the “Top 4 Strategies to Mitigate Targeted Cyber Intrusions” as initially recommended by the Australian Government’s Australian Signals Directorate (ASD). Whitelist applications Patch applications Patch Operating systems Minimise administrative privileges As soon as we bring computers under management, we quickly, easily and transparently implement 3 …

IT Services 6-Pack | Critical IT Services for Very Small Business

Every business needs a range of IT services and support. What many people don’t realise is that your computer also needs monitoring and maintenance to ensure your business stays ahead of potential problems. To address this Baw Baw IT has created a unique bundle of products and managed IT services to help micro businesses maintain optimal productivity and business continuity. …

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What are Managed Services and why do you need them?

Today’s mobile world has profoundly impacted us all. The need to be connected anytime, anywhere has created paradigm shifts in the way we conduct business. These changes have altered the way we support our endeavours with technology. Every organisation needs some form of IT Managed Services to maintain productivity and reduce risk. As businesses adopt cloud computing, integrate an increasingly …

Beware the RAT! - remote access tool

Beware of the RAT!

A remote access tool or RAT, clandestinely installed on your system could wreak havoc and completely immobilise your business. Tool or Trojan? RAT can also stand for remote administration tool, but it is often referred to as a remote access Trojan, especially when installed silently and with malicious intent, as a back door into your system. Malware attached to an …

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Working Remotely – Good for Your Business …or Not?

Working remotely, or telecommuting as it was called earlier this century, can have a lot of benefits for employers and employees. Thanks to Cloud-based services, remote workers can be literally anywhere, with full access to their data and they can still collaborate with their team and work productively. By working remotely, employees can save on time, travel expenses and stress. …

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Purchasing Technology – We make IT easy!

As a small business owner, where do you go when purchasing computers, laptops, printers and all those other items of hardware and software you need to keep your systems operating efficiently and productively? For convenience, many business owners default to purchasing from retail stores but there are major disadvantages to this, like consumer-grade quality, short product lifecycles, minimal pre and …

2fa | Setup 2-factor authentication – do it now!

You will have noticed that banks and other financial institutions now commonly offer a means of providing an additional form of identification. After entering a user name and password, the user must use a pre-defined method to provide an additional form of authentication. Usually, this is in the form of a spontaneously generated key, a 6-digit number, for example. This …

EaaS - Everything as a Service

What is EaaS (Everything as a Service)?

EaaS – Everything as a Service – well what’s that mean? The IT industry has for a long time used acronyms ending in aaS. Some of the better-known ones are SaaS for ‘Software as a Service’, HaaS for ‘Hardware as a Service’ and IaaS for ‘Infrastructure as a Service’. Some say that EaaS stands for Enterprise as a Service, but …

What the heck’s wrong with the Internet?

What’s wrong with the Internet? It’s a common cry, despite increasing bandwidth availability. When talking about domestic and most small business connections, three effects are increasingly combined together to generate a negative impact on user experience. Population density is increasing. Many sites, particularly in urban areas are being redeveloped, increasing dwelling density and putting more and more subscribers between the …

What is Convergence?

When I was a child my father always referred to the television as the idiot-box. When I started to get involved with computers, which at that time shared the same cathode-ray-tube-based display technology, I reckoned they were the antithesis of this and I called them brain-boxes. These days however the distinction is none to clear. The TV has become a …