The aftermath of a cyber attack by business unit (PART I)

As IT consultants we are often called in to pick up the pieces after a cyber attack. However cyber crime has broader impact on a business beyond the technology side of things. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at the effects of cyber crime on different areas of the business. This week we’ll focus on Human Resources.

PART I: Human Resources (HR)

Not so long ago Zynet helped an organisation recover $20K that was lost when a staff member of that organisation inadvertently clicked on a phishing email and cyber criminals stole banking details. Can you imagine how that staff member must have felt once they realised what they had done? Or, in the case of a ransomware attack, imagine how you would feel if you clicked on a link that took the business offline for days, even weeks, causing major productivity losses and recovery expenses.

The emotional and psychological toll on a victim after […]

2018-05-27T11:00:41+10:00 News, security|

Zynet co-location service

Is your server taking up valuable office real estate? 

Zynet helps clients reduce the burden of storing, maintaining and protecting their physical IT infrastructure with a co-location service that takes their equipment off-site and houses it in a world-class, highly secure, climate controlled data centre.

Locating physical IT assets in a fully managed data facility eliminates the need for businesses to dedicate precious office space and resources towards maintaining these assets and provides peace-of-mind that the data and equipment is safeguarded against the risks of fire, theft, tampering or physical damage. The service includes uninterrupted power supply and connectivity to minimise downtime, along with 24/7 access to equipment for approved personnel.

To discuss the options available please get in contact with us on 1300 4 ZYNET (1300 499 638).

2018-05-15T15:14:01+10:00 Managed Services, News|

GDPR – what it means for Australian Businesses

On the back of the data security and notifiable data breach laws that came into play earlier this year, many Australian businesses will soon face similar compliance requirements under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Despite the geographic divide, Australian organisations that offer goods or services in the EU, or that hold data on EU residents will still be bound by the GDPR which is set to come into force later this month.

Like the Australian Privacy Principles, the GDPR is designed to protect the data privacy of its citizens and ensure the responsible handling of private, personal information. However, there are some notable differences between the two sets of regulations particularly pertaining to the EU citizens’ ‘right to be forgotten’.

The OAIC have produced a useful fact sheet for Australian Businesses to help understand the differences and what their obligations are. Check it out here.

Also don’t forget to check out Paul Turner’s […]

2018-05-09T10:56:51+10:00 News, security|

What you need to know about mandatory data breach reporting

Data protection

Time is running out for business leaders to ensure their organisations are exercising best practice when dealing with personal information or risk hefty penalties and/or legal action, not to mention damage to brand and reputation, should a privacy breach occur.

Mandatory data breach reporting laws come into play this month and will set a new standard for how organisations use, manage and hold personal information. Here’s what you need to know:

The Notifiable Data Breaches scheme, coming into effect on the 22nd February 2018, is an extension of the Australian Privacy Act 1988 and applies to any organisation bound by the Act, otherwise known as an APP entity.

All private sector and not-for-profit organisations with an annual turnover of more than $3 million are considered APP entities. Some small businesses, including organisations providing healthcare services, with a turnover less than $3 million are also included in the definition. […]

2018-02-07T11:50:17+10:00 News, security|