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The forgotten risk of our new WFH reality

The forgotten risk of our new WFH reality

Even before the lockdown was announced in March this year, businesses across the UK were doing what they could to ready their business for the effects of the pandemic. While their efforts have been herculean, it is now time to check that all new systems are secure.  

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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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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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Help! I’ve received a suspicious email! What should I do?

Help! I’ve received a suspicious email! What should I do?

We’re huge believers in the power of regular online training to help staff spot malicious email attacks. But what happens when that training pays off and you realise that you have a suspicious email in your inbox? What should your next move be?

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5 Security Tips When Working From Home

5 Security Tips When Working From Home

Some of us have always had the flexibility of working from home whereas others have had it forced upon them due to current circumstances.

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Remote Working – What You Need to Know

Remote Working – What You Need to Know

One of the major disruptions to business is unplanned employee availability.     With the outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), more and more businesses are encouraging – some enforcing – remote working from home.

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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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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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