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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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New NCSC Research Shows Small Businesses Have Most to Gain from Cyber Essentials Scheme

New NCSC Research Shows Small Businesses Have Most to Gain from Cyber Essentials Scheme

Small businesses typically benefit the most from a Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus certification, according to new research conducted for the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre. The NCSC commissioned BritainThinks to perform a baseline review of Cyber Essentials to look at how the scheme...

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What Are the COVID-19 Keepers? Four of 2020’s Changes We Plan to Continue

What Are the COVID-19 Keepers? Four of 2020’s Changes We Plan to Continue

As we pass the year anniversary of the first lockdown, Grant McGregor asks: what are the COVID keepers? A lot has changed in the world of IT over the last twelve to eighteen months. The changes we’ve made to enable our organisations to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic have been far-reaching. And...

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If 2020 was about responding to COVID-19, what will 2021’s recovery look like?

If 2020 was about responding to COVID-19, what will 2021’s recovery look like?

2020 was a huge challenge for so many of us in so many different ways. As we approach the end of the latest lockdown and we begin to talk about the reopening of society, what is next for the worlds of work and technology? Last year, most IT managers were tasked with supporting the business in new...

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The 10 phishing red flags you need to know about

The 10 phishing red flags you need to know about

Phishing is the most destructive type of cyber-attack. While you can stop some phishing attempts with your security tools, it’s almost inevitable that some will reach their intended targets. This means educating your people has to be a key plank in any phishing defence strategy.

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What is Typosquatting? And What Can You Do to Protect Your Organisation from It?

What is Typosquatting? And What Can You Do to Protect Your Organisation from It?

A phishing method which relies on “typosquatting” is on the rise. But what is typosquatting? And how can you protect your organisation from it? Typosquatting is nothing new – ever since the early days of the Internet, people have been cashing in on domain names that sound or look like the official...

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