13Jun, 2017
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Why do I need to fill in a Survey to see if I can get Broadband?

This is a question we get asked quite a lot so let me try to shed some light on it for you. BroadBand Now is fast broadband delivered by radio antennae (Fixed Wireless Network). This means our equipment needs to be able to see your house. To do so, it will need a direct line of sight to the antennae we install on the top of […]

29May, 2017
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Are you Compliant with “Customs Act 1901” ?

This act mandates that all owners and importers of goods must retain records for 5 years and be able to produce records as required. Penalties apply should you not comply. Are your records protected and archived for 5 years? If you are not absolutely certain you must read on. How to protect your records: Ensure that you have professional Anti-virus that is up to date […]

29May, 2017
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What is The Cloud and why should I be using it?

The Cloud seems like a carefully kept secret with many people not fully understanding the possibilities and options that it opens for businesses. If right now you are asking yourself – but what is The Cloud then I will take a moment to explain. In the most basic terms rather than having all your software and applications sitting on a computer instead you can access […]

29May, 2017
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Skin Cancer Research Database

Medical Industry Services Plan A IT Pty Ltd has a wealth of experience in many industries, including Medical Research. Tobias Wilson (Director of Plan A IT Pty Ltd) is the developer and co-creator  of the “Skin Cancer Australian Research Database (SCARD)” What is SCARD? Conceived in 2006 by Cliff Rosendahl, the Skin Cancer Audit & Research Database (SCARD) Surgical Audit Project is a surgical log […]

29May, 2017
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History of Ransom-Ware & how it works

I just found this excellent video on YouTube that I thought I would share with you. It explains very well what Ransom-Ware actually does and how serious a threat it is.

The video was published September 2016 but has never been more relevant than today.

In the past year I have noticed that major vendors like Cisco, Kaspersky etc. are constantly focusing their seminars and webinars on this insidious threat. I take this to highlight the serious nature of this threat an so should you.

If you are not taking your IT Security seriously it is only a matter of time before you wish that you had done so.

22May, 2017
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Security… Why Do I need It?

We live in a world where everyone seems to believe that nothing bad will ever happen to them so they don’t have to take any steps to prevent the worst. Unfortunately, it is this kind of thinking that can make our job very difficult. Computer security is very important and let us show you why. Picture this scenario, we get called out urgently to a […]

16May, 2017
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“Worst-Ever Recorded” Ransomware Attack Strikes Over 57,000 Users Worldwide, Using NSA-Leaked Tools

WannaCry Ransom-ware – Avast detects over 57,000 users affected More than 70 countries targeted. Major institutions infected, including hospitals. According to experts tracking and analyzing the worm and its spread, this could be one of the worst-ever recorded attacks of its kind. The security researcher who tweets and blogs as MalwareTech told The Intercept “I’ve never seen anything like this with ransomware,” and “the last […]