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Mac computers have a reputation of being more secure than Windows devices. However, Macs do get targeted by malicious software, and as more people use Macs, they become an increasingly attractive target for malicious groups who try to profit from your data. The Mac operating system has safeguards built in. However, modern third-party endpoint security solutions, provide additional layers of protection to keep your important information safe.
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As part of your Microsoft Office 365 subscription, Microsoft Planner provides collaborative task management to help you and your team get organised and work together. Individual tasks are represented as cards on Kanban-style boards that contain checklists, conversations, and files; keeping task-related content together and easy to find.
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Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud based storage service that allows you to access your files anywhere from any device. With OneDrive, you can also share your files and work together on them with other people. Microsoft Office 365 subscriptions include OneDrive and it is also available as a standalone product with free and paid versions.
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Apple recently released updates for iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs which patch three "zero-day" vulnerabilities which are reportedly being exploited by malicious actors attempting to access devices.
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Microsoft Lists is a collaborative online app that helps you to track information and organise work. With web and mobile apps, and Microsoft Teams integration, Microsoft Lists makes it easy to work with others and make sure everyone is kept up to date and on track.
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Businesses can improve their network security by separating devices into groups based on who uses them and what data they have, and controlling how these subnetworks can talk to each other. While network segmentation is often used by larger organisations, it is relevant to smaller businesses and can help prevent the spread of malware and limit attackers’ access to important, and often sensitive, information.
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Whether you are looking for information from customers, staff, or other stakeholders, Microsoft Forms is a convenient tool for capturing data to help you make better business decisions. As part of Microsoft 365, Microsoft Forms may already be included in your subscription so you could be all set to get creating surveys, polls, and quizzes.
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Installing updates is an important part of your cyber security as updates fix security vulnerabilities that attackers can use to access and control your devices and your sensitive data.
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According to CERT NZ, the New Zealand government’s cyber security watchdog, phishing is the most common type of cyber attack experienced by New Zealanders. Phishing attacks occur when criminals send messages pretending to be somebody else to try and trick people into giving up their private information - often passwords or credit card details. Phishing attacks can be found in emails, text messages, or while surfing the web. They can cause disruption and financial loss to individuals and businesses.
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