VIDEOS & BLOG

A Message From Liam O’keeffe: Silicons CEO

As the COVID-19 pandemic increases it's impact on all of our lives, Silicon is now working in full remote mode.  For our customers this means the same levels of support - but delivered slightly differently. All of our staff are now working remotely. Our commitment to...

Stay cyber-safe while working remotely

The past week has seen a huge increase in the number of business employees working from home. Unfortunately this presents opportunities for hostile actors to exploit more relaxed security measures associated with remote working. There are a number of things all...

Raising the Bar for Reliability:

When a system goes down, getting that system back up and running quickly is the goal of every managed service provider (MSP). All too often however, a backup will fail, causing the MSP to lose confidence in the backup and recovery process. Lack of consistency in...

Minimizing Business Downtime with a Complete Restore Toolkit:

When disaster strikes and operations go down, businesses panic. That anxiety is warranted. According to Datto’s 2019 State of the Channel Ransomware Report, 85% of managed service providers (MSPs) reported ransomware attacks against small-and-medium-sized businesses...

Understanding Privileged Identity Theft

In today's security landscape, almost all major security breaches come compromised privileged credentials. There are an increasingly large number of well resourced external actors, some with the backing of nation states going to a great deal of effort to obtain user...

The Silicon Guide: Social Engineering Attacks & How to Avoid Them!

Over the holiday break we have seen an increase in the number of social engineering attacks (also known as phishing, spear-phishing, whaling or scareware) across both our client base, and the wider business community. These attacks differ from typical virus or malware...

What Businesses Need To Know About RansomCloud

Ransomware continues to grow as the method of choice for cybercriminals to extort funds from their victims. Cybercriminals who carry out these attacks are incentivised to continually look for new ways to stay ahead of the curve to capitalise on vulnerable computer...

Notifiable Data Breaches

Data breaches are occurring at an alarming rate and can be disastrously damaging for both an organisation and its customers. Have a read here - Notifiable Data Breaches: https://www.silicon.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Notifiable-Data-Breaches.pdf  

Datto’s 2019 Global Ransomware Report

With 2019 well and truly behind us now's the perfect time to analyze the year that was to help guide us moving forward into a prosperous 2020. Some scary facts and figures but well worth a look! Check out the Datto Global Ransomware Report here:...

Say Goodbye to Windows 7….

Windows 7 End-of-Life January 2020! Yes that's correct, you now have until January 14th, Tuesday next week! We've got our clients covered, but if you or someone you work with are still on Windows 7, here's some info you need to read, check out the...
Natural Disaster Survival Guide

Natural Disaster Survival Guide

Every business has to prepare for the worst. Those that don’t may never fully recover from a disaster. But not all disasters are created equal. And not all businesses are at risk for every kind of disaster. That’s why we’ve put together this quick disaster survival...

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Why SaaS is NOT Backup

Why SaaS is NOT Backup

Storing data in cloud applications is far safer than storing data on most on-premise storage systems — but “safe” does not equal “invulnerable.” In fact, one third of SaaS users report losing data in the cloud. Yes, the cloud is safe, but it’s not infallible and...

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What Is Ransomware?

What Is Ransomware?

You may hear the word 'Ransomware' used a lot, but not really know what it means. Here's a little more insight into Ransomware; https://www.silicon.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/What-is-Ransomware.pdf

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The Business Guide To Ransomware

The Business Guide To Ransomware

Most IT providers report successful ransomware attacks against businesses that have antivirus or anti-malware software in place. If ransomware makes it past your front line of defense, what’s your next move? The Business Guide to Ransomware; http://ow.ly/M5jK50x59VQ...

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