Kinetics News

Who is Tina?

Who is Tina?

Meet Tina Moulynox , our new Engineering Services Manager.   Tina manages our engineering team, from recruitment to development, planning and all the support in-between.   Tina, Welcome to Kinetics - You've been here a few weeks now - When did you actually...

We’re looking for people (you probably are too)

We’re looking for people (you probably are too)

I'm not convinced about the 'Great Resignation' but I do think there are a few people evaluating their futures. Covid and lockdowns have taught us to think about who we are, where we are and what we want to be doing, and that's healthy.   Like every organisation I've...

MFA is important, but it is no silver-bullet.

MFA is important, but it is no silver-bullet.

There are no silver bullets. No one can guarantee you won’t be hacked, but we can make it harder. We can reduce your cyber-risk by taking reasonable steps to make it harder to hack you. The key is to have layers of security, and to keep reviewing the technology in use...

Disaster at Kinetics

Disaster at Kinetics

Sometimes, it feels like there is only bad news.    All businesses face challenges with suppliers, our own people and even some of our customers.  As managers, we work hard to get ahead of issues and create systems to mitigate problems, but there’s always something. ...

Happy Retirement Internet Explorer

Happy Retirement Internet Explorer

Dear Internet Explorer 15th of June is your last day. No more support and you’ll effectively stop working. You’ll fade from our desktops and in time, Windows Update will clean up and even remove your icon from our screens. To be fair, most of us won’t notice. You’ve...

MS OFFICE ZERO DAY ATTACK – MAY 31st

MS OFFICE ZERO DAY ATTACK – MAY 31st

One of the scariest news items to wake up to is that there is a ‘zero-day’ vulnerability in a common piece of software. That means that the hacking community has found an opportunity to hack a bit of software and there is no update yet – ‘zero’ days to apply a fix....

Beware – When Anti-Money Laundering (AML) CREATES a risk

Beware – When Anti-Money Laundering (AML) CREATES a risk

That’s right. AML is not only frustrating to many of us, but it has also created cyber-risks. The irony isn’t lost on us. We’re honoured to support a large number of NZ law firms as clients, and it is a responsibility we take very seriously. Law firms handle such a...

Get some Viva Inspiration

Get some Viva Inspiration

Viva Insights has given us the opportunity to say how we’re feeling, protect our time and even meditate. It now has a new feature - currently in preview mode - that lets you draw on a library of articles to inspire you. Drumroll please - it is called Inspiration...

Subject Lines in Teams Posts

Subject Lines in Teams Posts

Teams is great for sharing information by posting it to a Channel. However, a lot of the rich content we create becomes lost and is difficult to find based on the appearance as well as the quantity. To make things easier you can search. However maybe a bit more...

Is MFA driving you mad?

Is MFA driving you mad?

Getting tired of having to open your phone for access? If so, you are not alone! But, its necessary. Hackers are counting on you suffering from an excess of having to reach for your phone to approve access, with something called “MFA Fatigue Attacks”.MFA Fatigue...