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Protect your business from cyberattacks with cybersecurity training

Data holds immense value in our digital world. Whether it’s customer addresses, emails, banking details or even employee information, every piece of data collected by a business should be protected. Consequently, every business, regardless of its size, has a crucial need for cybersecurity. And subsequently, training for their employees to mitigate the potential risks of cyberattacks. 

What are the signs of cyberattacks?

In an increasingly online world, the threat of data breaches, cybersecurity incidents, and cyberattacks loom over businesses like never before. Cyberattacks can come in various forms, from phishing emails to your employees, unsecured software or lack of cybersecurity. Here are some signs of a cyberattack: 

  • Unusual account activity  
  • Suspicious call or email from someone wanting to access information   
  • An employee opened a phishing email   
  • You cannot access your files  
  • Your devices are not behaving normally (e.g. running slow or lots of pop-ups suddenly)  

In the event of a cyberattack or data breach, it is crucial to take immediate and decisive action.  

Response steps for cyberattacks or a data breach  

First and foremost, containment is critical. Immediately contact your I.T. department or I.T. service provider if you believe there has been a breach or cyberattack (or you clicked on that phishing link). If you don’t have an I.T. department, reach out to trusted I.T. professionals at Geelong Technology Group for immediate assistance.  

Next, assess the extent of the data stolen. Was it sensitive data like banking or credit card details? Or just email addresses? (Though it’s important to note any data breach is bad). Document everything so you have a comprehensive record for future reference and potential investigations. Make sure you visit the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) website to determine what you are obligated to do under the current Australian Privacy Act.   

 Consider what you need to do now to protect your data in the future – upgrade systems, change passwords, or replace hardware if needed. Don’t forget to educate your employees on cybersecurity, as 90% of data breaches are due to human error.  

 Engage cyber security experts like Geelong Technology Group  

Safeguard your business from cyberattacks with a comprehensive approach to cyber-secure I.T. systems and well-informed employees. Get a cyber-resilient culture with GTG’s complete security awareness training solutions for small businesses. Our cybersecurity program includes the following:  

  • Ready-to-edit cyber policy templates  
  • Actionable checklists to ensure your security is top-notch  
  • engaging (and relevant!) security awareness training videos
  • Extensive library of security awareness material  
  • Industry-leading phishing simulator that sends regular phishing campaigns to monitor your company’s performance  
  • Detailed reports about the individual risk each employee, department or country poses to your company.   

Take proactive steps to keep your data and business secure with cybersecurity training from Geelong Technology. Visit our website or call 1300 GET GTG (1300 438 484) to see a demo of our program. 

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iPhone repairs made easy: quick solutions for common issues

Is your iPhone acting up? Don’t worry! We’ve got some quick solutions to get your device up and running again. Whether your iPhone won’t turn on, is frozen, or won’t respond to your touch, we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know for iPhone repairs. Plus, we’ll also shed light on the importance of addressing a cracked screen and where you can go to get it fixed. 

Restart your iPhone

If your iPhone is experiencing any issues, a force restart can often get it working in a tick. The steps differ depending on your iPhone model, so follow these restart guidelines from Apple: 

  • iPhone 8 or later and iPhone SE (2nd generation): Press and quickly release the volume up button, then the volume down button. Press and hold the side button until the Apple logo appears. 
  • iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod touch (7th generation): Press and hold both the side (or top) button and the volume down button until the Apple logo appears. 
  • iPhone 6s or earlier, iPhone SE (1st generation), and iPod touch (6th generation) or earlier: Press and hold both the side (or top) button and the Home button until the Apple logo appears. 

If the forced restart doesn’t work, then it might be time to take it to an Apple store or bring it into us at Geelong Technology Group, as we are your local Authorised Apple Service Provider for all iPhone repairs.  

Troubleshooting slow charging battery 

Battery life is a common complaint of people who come into GTG for an iPhone battery repair. To maximise your battery performance, try the following steps: 

  • Make sure you are using the latest iOS version. (Settings > General > Software Update) 
  • Check your battery usage information. (Settings > Battery). It will show you the App Background Activity, which apps are using Location Services and even which apps send you notifications that wake up your display. You can change the settings for the Background App Activity, Location Services and Notifications in Settings. 
  • Enable Low Power Mode. (Settings > Battery) 
  • Optimise your screen brightness by turning on Auto-Brightness to help extend your battery life. (Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size > Turn on Auto-Brightness) 
  • Use a secure Wi-Fi connection versus mobile data when you can.  

If your slow charging battery issue persists, consider visiting an Apple Store or an Apple Authorized Service Provider like GTG for professional assistance. 

Fixing a cracked phone screen

Fortunately, repairing a broken screen is a common service we can assist with. Cracked screens may seem like a minor inconvenience, but they can lead to more significant problems. Dust and moisture can enter your phone through the cracks, potentially damaging internal components. Don’t delay in addressing a cracked screen, especially if your iPhone isn’t functioning properly! 

iPhone repairs in Geelong

Whether you’re dealing with an unresponsive iPhone, low battery or a cracked phone screen, contact Geelong Technology Group for your iPhone repairs. 

As an authorized Apple service provider, our technicians have taken strict Apple training to repair all Apple devices. Our skilled technicians are trained by Apple to fix any issue, whether it’s an unresponsive device, low battery, or cracked screen. You can trust us to use genuine Apple parts, ensuring your repair stays under warranty. 

Contact the knowledgeable GTG techs to get your iPhone functioning as optimally as possible.