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Preparation and advice with COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Preparation and advice with COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As we are all carefully watching the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation, Grant McGregor is actively taking steps to ensure the safety of our teams and the continuity of our operations. We’ve had disaster preparedness and business continuity plans in place for events such as COVID-19 for some time,...

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Why You Should be Using 2 Factor Authentication Right Now!

Why You Should be Using 2 Factor Authentication Right Now!

According to the Verizon 2019 Data Breach Investigations Report, 62% of breaches not involving an Error, Misuse, or Physical action (in other words, wounds that weren’t self-inflicted) involved the use of stolen credentials, brute force, or phishing.

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Is Your IT Support Still Right for Your Business?

Is Your IT Support Still Right for Your Business?

Your business has developed - so has good IT support.

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The Importance of Online Backup for SMEs

The Importance of Online Backup for SMEs

The single best change you can make to your IT systems and processes this year? Investing in a suitable and effective backup solution for your business. If there is one thing we all learnt from the Travelex ransomware story in January, it’s that even some of world’s biggest organisations, dealing...

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What Can You Do about the New Phishing Threat?

What Can You Do about the New Phishing Threat?

Phishing attacks are on the rise – again. And attackers are trying new ways of targeting your organisation and your staff. How can you stay one step ahead? One in every 99 emails is a phishing attack, according to the Avanan Global Phish report. Frighteningly, that same report found that one in...

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The new security threats

The new security threats

As 2020 gets well underway, the Grant McGregor team is taking the opportunity to ask: what are the security threats we need to be aware of now? Here’s our take on the security issues you should be thinking about in 2020. Facing off against the ever-changing IT security threat resembles a game of...

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Quick Guide to Office 365 Security Monitoring

Quick Guide to Office 365 Security Monitoring

For many organisations, Office 365 is their first foray into the world of cloud. That brings unique advantages – but unique challenges too. In this article, the Grant McGregor team talks you through the essentials of Office 365 security.

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How Phishing Got Social

How Phishing Got Social

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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Unhappy new data breach!

Unhappy new data breach!

The new year was barely hours old, when news started leaking about a troubling new data breach – the result of a ransomware attack on a major currency exchange business. Holiday makers, foreign exchange offices and airport currency services were all thrown into disarray in the first few days of the...

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How much should IT support cost?

How much should IT support cost?

The old maxim that “you get what you pay for” is true in so many service professions. If you’ve ever hired graphic designers or SEO “experts”, you’ll know that they are not all created equal. While it might be less obvious in terms of IT support, it’s likely to be a much more critical relationship...

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