TPB adds cyber security training to professional education

The Tax Practitioner Board (TPB) have announced that cyber security training will now be recognised as part of continuing professional education requirements. 

MYOB ending support for outdated technologies

In December of this year MYOB will cease support for Windows Server 2008r2 and SBS 2011. If you’re still using Microsoft SQL Server 2008r2, Windows 7 or Office 2010, you need to upgrade...

Petya - The new worldwide ransomware attack

There has been another major ransomware attack this morning with thousands of computers affected across the globe.

Victorian Police to suspend 8000 speeding tickets due to WannaCry

Last week it was reported that the WannaCry ransomware had infected 55 speed and red light cameras in Victoria, but it now seems that the infection was worse than initially thought with a further...

61% of US population left exposed after data breach

A major data leak in the US has exposed sensitive political data on over 198 million US citizens after a firm contracted by the Republican National Committee stored files on a public Amazon server.

Mandatory Notification Laws - What does it mean for your business?

By Michael Joseph, Broking Manager at Austbrokers Professional Services

The Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 (Cth) (Bill) has been passed by both Houses of Parliament and has...

WannaCry - The biggest ransomware outbreak in history

Over the weekend there was a massive global cyber extortion attack that crippled some countries and left others scrambling to protect themselves.

What we can learn from the ATO’s downtime

Since last year the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has been struggling with outages on its online portal that has been causing major grief for accountants resulting in serious productivity and...

Upgrade your technology and break the upgrade cycle

 Not only does using obsolete technology stop you from receiving the latest updates, it means other vendors can’t support their software that you are running on old technology. For example, MYOB...

Is this it for the laptop and PC? - How the Samsung DeX could change everything

By now you would have heard about the new Samsung S8 phone that was announced last week. You may not have heard about a little accessory that was announced alongside it, that has the potential to...

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