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The Best 40 Features of Microsoft Teams in 2024

Microsoft Teams is the ultimate tool for collaborating at work. Teams provides a fully decked-out document storage, chat, and online meeting environment. Teams is a key component of Microsoft 365. If you’ve ever needed to participate in a team project at work, you'll...

How Risky Behaviour and MFA Myths are Undermining Cyber Security

The number of cyber incidents caused by human error varies depending on which report you read. But they all have one thing in common. It’s high. A study by IBM estimates that human error is the driving factor in 95% of cyber security breaches. But how can that be?...

The Top 22 Cyber Security Audit Checklist Strategies in 2024

Imagine this: your business is thriving, taking advantage of all the opportunities in our increasingly connected world. You're reaching new customers, streamlining processes, and innovating like never before. But wait, what's that lurking in the shadows? Cyber...

4 Emerging Cyber Security Threats Businesses Must Watch Out For

"Cyber threats are constantly evolving" - Every cyber security writer. If you’ve read a few articles on cyber security, there’s no doubt you’ve read the above line. Probably numerous times. But there’s a reason that line persists. It’s because the evolution of cyber...

What You Need To Know About Cybercrime In Australia (2024)

IntroductionCybercrime in Australia is a hot topic, and for good reason. In 2022, two of Australia’s biggest businesses were victims of cyber-attacks. Then, in 2023 we had the Latitude hack. And one thing is glaringly obvious; Australian businesses are not taking...

Stanfield IT: One of Australia’s Top 50 MSPs

We are thrilled to announce that Stanfield IT has been recognised as one of the top 50 Managed Service providers in Australia by Cloudtango for 2024. This recognition is a testament to our team's hard work, dedication, and commitment to excellence in providing...

ISO 27001 Certification in Australia: A Comprehensive Guide

Business data is like a treasure for cyber threats. So, how do you protect it? With ISO 27001 certification. ISO 270001 is more than just a standard industry requirement; it's a comprehensive framework that elevates your cyber security. It aims to protect your...

Mastering the Cloud: Insights into AWS and Azure for Modern Businesses

The cloud has emerged as a cornerstone of business technology. It has revolutionised how businesses operate and innovate. At the heart of this transformation are two giants: AWS (Amazon Web Services and Azure, Microsoft's cloud platform. These cloud service providers...

17 Reasons Why You Should Use Intune for Mobile Device Management

Are you looking for an efficient solution for your business's mobile device management (MDM)? Microsoft Intune stands as a leading MDM solution that ensures seamless application integration across various devices. And it does so while delivering top-notch security...

7 Ways To Nail Your IT Strategy

In business, your strategy communicates how you will win. Your IT strategy therefore communicates how you will win using technology. It’s about making technology choices that directly impact your company’s market position and operational effectiveness. An effective IT...

Announcing Our New Essential Eight Report

For many business owners and professionals, business security is always top of mind. And for good reason, cyber threats have become a reality of doing business. As we’ve seen in the last 12 months, attackers are targeting data from Australian businesses, big and...

How To Minimise Third-Party Cyber Risks

Business are increasingly supplementing their operations with a network of third-party vendors. There’s no doubt that this collaboration is vital for growth - many hands make light work. However, these partnerships often harbour vulnerabilities. After all, a chain is...

How To Create An AI Policy For Your Company

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a transformative technology. If you haven’t considered the use of artificial intelligence in your business, chances are that you will soon. AI technologies are revolutionising business with automation, insight, and decision-making...

What You Can Learn From 2023’s Ransomware Attacks in Healthcare

Healthcare organisations are constantly under threat from ransomware. And as our medical institutions become increasingly reliant on technology, the threat of ransomware only grows. Unfortunately, when it comes to healthcare, this creates the potential not just for a...

Navigating the Complex World of Cyber Insurance

Are you thinking of acquiring cyber insurance for your business? Cyber insurance has emerged as an important consideration for many Australian businesses. This relatively new but rapidly evolving form of insurance has quickly become a cornerstone of corporate risk...

6 Advantages of Using a 100% Australia-Based MSP

Technology shapes every business. And many organisations rely on managed service providers (MSPs) to maintain their IT infrastructure. From managing networks and servers to providing round-the-clock technical support, MSPs play a pivotal role in ensuring businesses...

22 Ways You Can Stay On Top Of Your Network Security

What is Network Security? Network security is the practice of protecting your network and its integrity from potential threats. Utilising both hardware and software solutions to manage access to the network, your business’s network security should identify threats and...

DP World Cyber Incident: A Lesson in Business Continuity

The recent cyber attack on DP World Australia, a major global shipping operator, should serve as a lesson for all businesses. In November 2023, the shipping giant was hit by a cyber attack. The breach didn’t just disrupt their operations; it led to a data compromise,...

Optus Outage: Why You Need a Backup Network

“Two is one, and one is none.” It’s a saying often attributed to the US Military, specifically the Navy Seals. And it powerfully sums up the concept of redundancy - the idea that having a backup is not just an option, but a necessity. For many Australian businesses,...

How to Scale Your Business Seamlessly With An IT Provider

How to Scale Your Business Seamlessly With An IT Provider

Scaling your business is an exciting, but tricky process. As you expand, you’re not just increasing your client base or revenue but also ramping up your operational complexities. And you want to do so with speed and efficiency. Often easier said than done. Growing...

The Essential Eight Maturity Model Explained

The Essential Eight Maturity Model Explained

If you’re a business owner or IT professional you’re probably familiar with the challenge of securing data and infrastructure. One of the most effective frameworks designed to address these challenges is the Essential Eight Maturity Model. It comprises four distinct...

How To Boost Your Cyber Security Awareness: 7 Expert Tips

How To Boost Your Cyber Security Awareness: 7 Expert Tips

Are you hoping to improve your cyber security awareness? You've come to the right place.As a business owner, you want to protect what you’ve built as much as possible - and why wouldn’t you? After all, you’ve put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into your business. And...

How to Successfully Introduce Two-Factor Authentication To Your Team

Two-factor authentication (2FA): It's a term that every internet user in the 21st century should be familiar with, and for good reason. Given the nature of threats to digital security, 2FA serves as a crucial additional check that ensures users are who they say they...

The Ultimate Guide To The Essential Eight

IntroductionIf you haven’t implemented the ACSC Essential Eight, then it’s time to start paying attention. That’s because the Essential Eight is one of the easiest ways you can protect your organisation from adversaries. And with the sharp rise in cybercrime affecting...

Malware Is A Threat To Businesses – Here’s What You Need to Know

Malware is a problem for businesses of all sizes. It can be used to steal sensitive data, disrupt operations, and cost thousands or even millions of dollars in lost productivity and remediation expenses. As a business owner, it’s important to understand the various...

How To Switch IT Providers With Minimal Business Disruption

The decision to switch IT providers can be daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Whether you’re looking for better support, more advanced technology or a new approach to your IT needs, changing providers can help you achieve your goals. In this blog post, we'll guide...

Cyber Security for Healthcare: Protecting Patient Data

Patient data is the lifeblood of many healthcare organisations. It houses critical information like medical histories, Medicare identifiers, and payment details. However, the industry has seen a surge in cyber security threats. The current threat environment...

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