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Don’t worry about the potential downsides of a password manager. The upsides are far greater

Don’t worry about the potential downsides of a password manager. The upsides are far greater

Last week there were stories that a password manager called LastPass had seen some of its customers’ master passwords compromised. The company denies that happened. And it’s possible that some of the people who reported being affected had old accounts with master passwords they’d used with other...

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Grant McGregor’s Tech Predictions for 2022

Grant McGregor’s Tech Predictions for 2022

What has the world of IT got in store for us all in the coming year? The Grant McGregor team has put our heads together to produce our top tech predictions for 2022. The rush to adapt systems in response to the pandemic revealed to us all how fast change can be delivered when it is necessary. This...

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A quick guide to ISO 27001

A quick guide to ISO 27001

What is the ISO 27001 Information Security Certification? Does your business need it? Is it worth going through the hard work of certification? Read on for a quick and easy-to-digest overview of the standard. Have you noticed ISO 27001 certification cropping up on an increasing number of RFI and...

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Should cyber risk be the responsibility of your Risk Manager or your IT Manager?

Should cyber risk be the responsibility of your Risk Manager or your IT Manager?

Today, IT systems are crucial to the day-to-day operations of many organisations. This makes cyber security risks a significant part of organisational risk management. But where should responsibility fall? Is cyber security risk management the preserve of IT or organisational risk managers? Before...

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How to Create an Incident Response Plan

How to Create an Incident Response Plan

A few weeks ago, we talked about the need to create an open culture in your organisation; one in which people are actively encouraged to report cyber concerns. In this blog, we revisit the topic and detail how to create an effective incident response plan. Your incident response plan has a...

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GDPR: The Essential 2021 Guide

GDPR: The Essential 2021 Guide

It’s been a while since GDPR dominated the pages of business magazines and technology websites, but some important changes have happened over the last few months which makes the topic well worth revisiting. There was a time when we really could not have escaped the headlines about GDPR. But after...

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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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Are your devices managed and secured to meet today’s evolving threats?

Are your devices managed and secured to meet today’s evolving threats?

We know that criminal cyber activity has increased since the beginning of the pandemic. Cyber criminals moved quickly to target the new vulnerabilities of our rapidly altered working arrangements. To meet these threats, the security and management of devices has become critical. Endpoint management...

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How to Develop an Incident Reporting Culture

How to Develop an Incident Reporting Culture

Incident response, incident response planning and the nurturing of a positive incident reporting culture within your organisation are all critical aspects of cyber security. This blog focuses on why you need to develop an incident reporting culture and how to do it. It may seem a little defeatist...

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IT Pro with MDM

IT Pro with MDM

Have you got a way to monitor the devices that access your data and applications on your network? How do you spot nefarious activity on the network? If you can’t answer either of these questions, this blog is for you. We’ll tell you about a quick, easy and low-fuss way to solve these problems....

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