Steven Lutrov

March 10, 2017

Data breach notification laws come to Australia

Privacy laws in Australia are about to change. They are being modernised to help protect individuals’ personal and sensitive information. In February, both Houses of Parliament passed a bill to introduce mandatory data breach notification laws. When the laws come into effect sometime this year, we all will have new […]
September 23, 2016

CYREN CyberThreat Report August 2016

The CYREN CyberThreat Report for August 2016 has been released. A recent Osterman Research survey conducted on behalf of Cyren found Phishing to be the top threat category for small- to medium- sized businesses (up to 3,000 employees). A staggering 43% of those businesses reported suffering a phishing breach in […]
July 10, 2016

How Much Does a Website Cost?

In this Blog I share some of our internal processes and methodology used at Net Solutions to provide a cost estimate to build a website. I spent many years pioneering and implementing activity based costing for major Telcos with great success. It may sound simple but its the result of […]
May 10, 2016

Ransomware Surges 14% in Q1 2016

The number of users affected by ransomware has increased by 30% in the first three months of this year. The Russian AV firm Kaspersky Lab said it’s security systems prevented more than 370,000 attacks on users in Q1 2016, 7% of which were aimed at the corporate sector. During this […]
March 13, 2016

Blog for the sake of Blogging

Blogging began in the latter half of the 1990s where people shared their thoughts, feelings, experiences, and opinions online, much like a bulletin board. Today we still blog in much the same way, but the role that blogs play in driving traffic to your website has never been so strong. […]
November 12, 2015

Malware Distribution Peaks on Fridays: CYREN Cyber Threat Report

Once again our friends at CYREN reveal that an average of 2.25 billion malware attachments were detected on Fridays during Q3 2015. It shows shows that attackers were seeking to take advantage of employees being less protected over the weekend. The trend also resulted in IT professionals having to deal […]
December 23, 2014

BruteProtect acquired by Automattic – Jetpack or Bloatpack

For quite some time now we have been using the BruteProtect plugin for our Managed WordPress clients. BruteProtect allows the millions of WordPress bloggers to work together to defeat Brute Force attacks using a cloud based solution. It served us well and was a member of the Net Solutions Certified […]
September 17, 2014

Searchmetrics Releases 2014 Ranking Factors

The team at Searchmetrics recently released the SEO Ranking Factors and Rank Correlation 2014 Whitepaper based on their own directly observable data. While many SEO analysts use theory and speculation, Searchmetrics claim that their methodology of ranking evaluations are exact, fresh and based on huge amounts of data. In summary, […]
August 9, 2014

Google Signals Ranking Benefit for HTTPS SSL Sites

In a recent post, Google announced that they are now using HTTPS as a ranking signal. Although not a strong signal, it is a signal, and in this competitive market of rankings every signal within your control counts. Google also went on to say that they may “decide to strengthen” the […]
May 22, 2014

Google rolls out Panda 4.0 updates

We have all been expecting it and it finally occurred. Yesterday Google’s Matt Cutts confirmed the release of Panda 4.0 on his Twitter account. This is a new Panda algorithm and not your typical monthly refresh. Matt Cutts told Search Engine Land that this Panda 4.0 update impacts approx 7.5% of […]
April 3, 2014

Why am I losing Google rank

Just the other day a client who does not see the value in SEO called and said “Hey, I didn’t do anything to my website for the last year, I didn’t touch it, and now I am not on page 2 anymore, there is something wrong”. My reply being – […]

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