The alarming business models of cyber-criminals

It's organised, and the purveyors are shameless in their determination to steal from all of us. Heaven only knows where they get their names from.  One group we recently became aware of is called 'PINCHY SPIDER', and they are doing something called 'Big Game Hunting'. Back in   toolkit called GandCrab.  While most ransomware today spreads [...]

Featured Courses

There's always something new going on- new people, new software, updates and above all, new work to do! We've got a great range of courses, ready-to-run at your place! Or we can craft something just for you. Here's a few we wanted to highlight: 1. Digital Skills – Need to know how to work with files in the cloud or new to digital devices – we [...]

The first 2019 update of Windows 10 is here – what can you expect?

Firstly, we were expecting it in but its only landing now. That’s going to be the knock-on from the delays with the problems had late last year. That means ”1903” is also referred to as “19H1”. What does it mean for the average user? As far as we can tell, there are lots of small things that won’t make a difference individually but [...]

Anyone can be hacked! And anyone can be the cause.

In recent articles, we’ve warned that . We’ve also warned that any business is a target. No one is immune. Tech companies like us are especially cautious because, in order to do our job, we have access not just to our data but also to our customers’ data. That’s why Kinetics has invested in an SOC2 compliant password vault (the highest levels [...]

Updated Privacy Laws coming to NZ

Overshadowed by overseas privacy law changes like GDPR, our own NZ Privacy legislation has flown a little under the radar. But rest assured, changes are coming here as well. The last change in NZ Law was 1993, and it was world-leading at the time. Then in 2011, the Law Commission suggested an update, and that’s where we are now. The expectation is [...]

Te Whangai – Growing People by Growing Plants

We are incredibly proud to have helped   They are an amazing organisation. There’s a whole group of society that miss out on the opportunities many of us take for-granted.   While many under-privileged members of our community can access various social programmes, there is a group that is disconnected from society and can’t access ‘regular’ [...]

Using the Cloud to compete globally from New Zealand

As a small kiwi business working in a global context, The Conference Company (TCC) faced some unique challenges. They compete around the world to host some of the most pre-eminent events against impressive competition from much larger operations. TCC has to present the same capabilities as these larger competitors while being nimble and cost-efficient. [...]

Can you keep me safe?

We’ve shared a few security stories lately, and we know its hair raising stuff. The reality is that any organisation is a target for these hackers. It’s no longer about cyber-vandalism, these attacks are outright theft. The thieves are operating from highly organised operations, often set up as businesses themselves. Clients are called (not [...]

Will this really ‘break’ the internet?

There's nothing worse than accidentally clicking on a daft click-bait link that re-directs you to a dodgy, untrustworthy website.  They are all too common, with news you can't trust, and who-knows-what malware.  We're increasingly able to block the worst sites with our reputation-based web protection, but nothing is impervious. Even for the [...]