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2021 Trend Reports confirms cyber-security advice

2021 Trend Reports confirms cyber-security advice

How many people DON’T report ransomware attacks? It’s too early to see the Q42021 results from CertNZ but their Q3 report tells there were 2,072 incidents that they responded to in Q3 and fraud/scam’s were up 25%. Their report confirms that the very risks we have been...

Hackers Caught!  Millions Seized

Hackers Caught! Millions Seized

Crime doesn’t always pay. The FSB reports (if you can read Russian) that they have taken down the “Revil” band of hackers. These are the people that have caused absolute havoc, from disrupting the US oil pipelines, to the Kaseya attack that took out businesses all...

Kinetics COVID Policy

Kinetics COVID Policy

Our Covid-19 approach. A number of clients and partners are asking us about our Covid-19 policy, so we thought we'd share it! Like many workplaces, we've extensively consulted our team and worked through their range of views.   Our workplace requires all visitors...

5 quick tips to help you save time every day in 2022

5 quick tips to help you save time every day in 2022

Who knows what 2022 will bring. We’re as happy as the next person to make predictions but we’d just predict we’d be wrong! About the only certain guess is that we’ll be under more pressure and with that, it makes sense to share a few everyday IT tips.   5...

Christmas Hours and Seasonal Cyber-Warning

Christmas Hours and Seasonal Cyber-Warning

Thank you! Thanks to our wonderful clients, staff and partners for your support in this most difficult 2021 year.  Its been a real challenge for so many of us in so many ways, and a real test of resilience.  For those businesses that have been devastated by this year,...

What’s worse than having to pay Ransomware?

What’s worse than having to pay Ransomware?

The answer : Having to pay it twice - (or even more). Your Cyber-Security is under more pressure than ever. According to Infosecurity magazine, "double" extortion ransomware victims are up a massive 935% - thats a ten-fold increase year-on-year. This is driven by the...

“Phishmas” – its not that punny

“Phishmas” – its not that punny

Whatever it takes to draw your attention to Cyber Security is worth it. Just because we take time off at Christmas doesn't mean the hackers do. They have taken a lot of heart from the way we have all embraced home-delivery for our shopping and are doubling down with...

Is your Fingerprint effective security?

Is your Fingerprint effective security?

Straight out of the movies We are all used to the idea of using our fingerprints to log into our cell phones and, for some of us, our laptops. We’ve been told fingerprints are secure, and effective for ‘biometric authentication’ In the movies, we see finger prints...

Have you been vished?

Have you been vished?

What is vishing? Vishing is scamming via phone calls,  effectively "phishing" by voice, hence the name,  Voice phishing - Wikipedia  Unfortunately, like many other cyber-attacks, incidents are on the rise. Because the damage is done over a phone call, they are even...