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Java Vulnerability – Log4J

Hi All, A large vulnerability impacting the Java library has been uncovered over the weekend. We are taking proactive action to check and mitigate the exploit by: Reviewing all of our internal hardware and software for the vulnerability, including our hosted platform Reviewing all of our customer hardware and software for the vulnerability Patching any impacted hardware or software as soon…

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Windows 11

Hi All, You have likely seen that Windows 11 was officially released last week as a free upgrade for newer PCs. Primary IT will not be upgrading any managed PC to Windows 11 yet, due to a need for testing and ensuring that the new operating system is compatible with our tools, and the applications you use. This includes the sale…

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Primary IT – Level 4

Hi All, Just a quick reminder that Primary IT continues to operate throughout the Level 4 period, with the majority of our staff operating from home. This includes our usual helpdesk and afterhours support services. ​For any urgent onsite work, our technicians are fully vaccinated and will wear masks when on premise. On stock levels, there is some wider supply constraints on specific pieces of…

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Fax replacements and Email security in Primary Healthcare – What’s changing?

Axe the Fax – What’s Happening?  The Ministry of Health has pushed back the deadline for removing the use of analogue fax, at this stage indefinitely. The last timeframe was that a new date was going to be set in 12 - 18 months’ time from now. Regardless of this, it is still highly recommended that you start to decommission the use of fax at your organisation.    The original communications sent out by the Ministry of Health in…

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Privacy Act 2020 – Now in effect

Hi All, A reminder that the 2020 Privacy Act has come into force as of this week (December 1st, 2020). Some of the key changes will have an impact on all organisations is that any privacy breach that has 'serious harm' must legally be reported to the Office of the privacy commission. There are also changes to information disclosures -…

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