WhatsApp hack reminds us

Interesting article today revealing that WhatsApp was hacked to spy on people.

WhatsApp hack reminds us to be mindful of our security posture

A timely reminder that security is an item that must remain constantly in our mind. Just because someone says it’s secure doesn’t mean it is. Organisational reputation should be a consideration when both using technology and considering your risk appetite.

Parliament House hack raises questions

Recently you would have seen in the news about the hack on Parliament House in CanberraM

The fact that our very own Parliament can get compromised is fair warning to all of us to increase our cyber security. It boggles the mind that even some of our national defences weren’t strict enough to keep perpetrators out of the Parliamentary system.

Recently the Vintek Group formed a cyber security team to continue to address requirements both internally and for clients, in order to respond to this rapidly evolving threat landscape.

I’m amazed at how unprepared lots of organisations are and how they think once it’s looked at and “ticked” it doesn’t need to be revisited.

Today’s landscape is so rapidly evolving that if you’re not having regular meetings to ensure you are across the issues – it’s not a matter of if – but when something happens.

A very timely warning for all of us. We certainly are seeing a massive up-spike in penetration activity across the board.

The Vintek Group buys Cloud Central

The Vintek Group are pleased to let you know that they have recently acquired Cloud Central – www.cloudcentral.com.au.

More information on the acquisition can be found with our press release here:

This is part of the Group’s aim to build to a national $100M company over the next 5 years.

This follows the recent acquisition of Regal IT in December 2017 and the acquisition of a national data centre business Intervolve in 2016.

Vintek now has significant presence in Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide – and will continue to expand nationally.

The acquisition allows the Group to immediately expand their customer base, as well as their deployed OpenStack infrastructure, with OpenStack deployments across the Intervolve data centre network Australia-wide.

Cloud computing sticker shock is now a monthly occurrence at many companies

Interesting to see the article below – we are seeing this with lots of clients who move to cloud – unless there is a model that is architected right and doesn’t have excess in it – like the ones from Intervolve and Cloud Central. As with lots of things – buyer beware!!

Read the full article here: https://www.zdnet.com/article/cloud-computing-sticker-shock-is-now-a-monthly-occurrence-for-many-companies/

Why Australian companies reverse out of the cloud

A superb article about why companies back out of the cloud. Buyer beware – lack of provider skills, lack of investment, non-fixed price contracts (where you get bill shock), lack of integration ability or over subscription of services all make for a disaster in the making. With our Intervolve data centre and cloud services we have had many clients who left because of cheaper “sticker prices” come back due to one of the above. Mostly bill shock!

Well worth a read…

CRN: Why Australian companies reverse out of the cloud