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Managed VPN Service

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Think your business can’t afford a secure VPN service for remote workers? Think again! ZEN have a managed VPN service starting at only $20/month for 10 users!This service is available for all size businesses and is far more affordable than the alternatives.

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What makes a good password

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In my previous blogs I’ve mentioned “secure passwords” several times. But what actually makes a good password, and how can I test it? You need a good password in instances where you can’t use a password manager (such as Lastpass). Obviously you can’t type in a 43 character monstrosity every time.  A good password has three qualities: Difficult to crack Easy(ish) to remember Easy(ish) to type Number 1 is obviously crucial, but if 2 isn’t met you will end up…

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Why use a password manager

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In my last blog https://www.zen.net.au/the-importance-of-mfa-on-your-e-mail-account, I covered the importance of MFA protection of your e-mail account.  But what about your other accounts? I favour two approaches for other accounts. MFA if available, and implemented well and not too intrusive; and Loooong passwords with a password manager In a lot of cases option 2 is easier to implement and has no downsides if used with a reliable password manager such as Lastpass. I personally use and recommend Lastpass in particular, as…

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The importance of MFA on your e-mail account

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Hopefully you already have a secure e-mail password. One that is at least 12 characters and doesn’t contain things that might be guessed by a hacker. Ideally some unrelated words and some numbers and or funny characters, but something you can remember.  E.g. black44car*Raining What you may not have is Multi Factor Authentication “MFA” enabled. MFA is basically a secondary means of confirming your login. In most cases it is only used on an “unknown” device to save being bugged…

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Managing DNS Securely

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What is DNS? The Domain Name System (DNS) is a central part of the Internet, providing a way to match names (for instance a web site that you’re seeking) to numbers (the IP address of the web site). Anything connected to the Internet – laptops, tablets, mobile phones, websites – has an Internet Protocol (IP) address made up of numbers. Our web site has an IP address of 146.66.91.189, but this is obviously not easy to remember. However, our web…

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Business Security requires a Password Manager

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Weak and compromised passwords are one of the top ways that users, systems, and data are compromised. Think of your online accounts and how much damage a criminal could do to you with access to them. Think about the damage an attacker could do with an administrator account on your network before you become the latest victim of ransomware. In the meantime, users and businesses are compromised every day because of weak and breached passwords. You hear about password breaches…

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How to prevent a Ransomware attack

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The cost of remediating a ransomware attack will always be significant, therefore it is worth spending time to ensure that you have the defences in place to prevent an attack or to mitigate data loss in the event that your defences are breached. What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a piece of malicious software that once executed, blocks access to the contents of files (typically documents and data files) by encrypting the files. In order to regain access to your documents,…

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Using encryption to secure documents and collaborate securely

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Document security has always been important, but in our increasingly “connected” world the risk of un-authorised people accessing your documents is on the rise. So how could an un-authorised person (an attacker) access your private documents? If the documents are not encrypted, by circumventing “access controls”. So, what do I mean by “access controls”? Let’s consider some examples: When you logon to your computer, you need to provide a password to logon. That is an “access control”. Without the password…

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Protecting backups from ransomware is as easy as 3-2-1

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Ransomware attacks will not only encrypt your data and documents, but the attackers will also attempt to locate your backups and encrypt them. If you can prevent this, you can recover from an attack without giving in to blackmail. Ransomware has been a red-hot problem for some time now. Backing up your data is a key part of the defence against ransomware and other malware. However, if your backups are wiped out by ransomware, this defence is rendered useless. Ransomware…

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NBN Enterprise Ethernet

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Unlock your potential with superfast fibre connectivity direct to your door. NBN Enterprise Ethernet brings dedicated end-to-end fibre to any site in Australia located with the NBN fixed line footprint – without the price tag of traditional private fibre connections from the large telcos. Delivery Zones and Service Speed NBN Enterprise Ethernet pricing is determined by which of the three NBN Enterprise Ethernet delivery zones your premises are located within, as well as the service speed that you select for…

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