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Why the IT Support Partner You Choose to Work With Could Be Your Biggest Security Risk

Why the IT Support Partner You Choose to Work With Could Be Your Biggest Security Risk

Cyber Security - let’s call it what it really means – protecting yourself against Criminals. Modern cyber crime might be one of the biggest risks your business faces. It could cause you massive disruption, reputational damage or even ultimately to close shop. But how do you know your business is...

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Grant McGregor Publishes New Cyber Essentials Guide to Recent Changes

Grant McGregor Publishes New Cyber Essentials Guide to Recent Changes

The way the Cyber Essentials scheme is run has changed significantly during 2020. Grant McGregor Ltd has now published a short guide to explain the changes and how they might affect you.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Always Ask Any Prospective IT Partner What ISN’T Included

7 Reasons Why You Should Always Ask Any Prospective IT Partner What ISN’T Included

In a recent blog, we suggested that organisations should always ask any prospective IT partner what isn’t included in their service. We’ve received a few questions about it since, so in this blog we’re going to take a look at the sorts of things that may be omitted from your service if you don’t...

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Grant McGregor ranks in the top 200 IT Managed Service Providers (MSPs) on the planet, one of the highest-placed in the UK and top-rated in Scotland.

Grant McGregor ranks in the top 200 IT Managed Service Providers (MSPs) on the planet, one of the highest-placed in the UK and top-rated in Scotland.

This year’s top Global Managed Service Providers (MSPs) has been announced. Based in Edinburgh & Dundee, Grant McGregor Ltd has climbed an unbelievable 329 places to rank number 167 globally on a compilation of the world’s 501 best Outsourced IT Companies or MSPs as they are often called today. "To...

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How to ensure web applications used in your business are secure

How to ensure web applications used in your business are secure

What are you doing to secure your business website and other web applications used in your business? If you run local browser (web) applications, they are probably secured with a variety of techniques, including firewalls, regular patching and network monitoring. But what happens when you are...

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What you need to know about the fastest-growing type of phishing attack today...

What you need to know about the fastest-growing type of phishing attack today...

There’s a new attack vector in town: social media. Social is currently the fastest-growing type of phishing attack. Here’s what you need to know. We’ve covered phishing many times here on the Grant McGregor blog. We think it’s important to do so, because we all need to stay vigilant against the...

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Secret 3: How Doing IT on the Cheap Ends Up Being More Expensive

Secret 3: How Doing IT on the Cheap Ends Up Being More Expensive

Grant McGregor’s guide “The Six Little-Known Secrets” of IT support highlights a few key factors you need to consider in order to get the very best from your IT company. In this blog, we take a look at secret #3: beware of choosing an IT support provider on the basis of price alone! Price is, of...

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What does “back to work” mean for your business continuity planning?

What does “back to work” mean for your business continuity planning?

Organisations must revisit their operational strategies and business continuity planning in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, the Grant McGregor team considers what this might mean for your business continuity planning and, especially, IT. In a recent blog, we looked at how the current...

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What has Coronavirus exposed about your disaster recovery and business continuity plans?

What has Coronavirus exposed about your disaster recovery and business continuity plans?

Disaster recovery and business continuity plans should be revisited on a regular basis to ensure they remain fit for purpose. The current coronavirus pandemic has us all moving forward those DR/BC reassessment planning sessions. There can be few businesses around the world that haven’t found their...

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Phishing in the time of coronavirus

Phishing in the time of coronavirus

Grant McGregor has written extensively on this blog about the growing risk from phishing, spear phishing and social engineering. Now, experts warn these risks have got an extra boost from the coronavirus pandemic. In April 2020, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched a campaign to...

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