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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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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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Scottish Enterprise Reveals Closing Date for Cyber Essentials Vouchers

Scottish Enterprise Reveals Closing Date for Cyber Essentials Vouchers

Since its launch in November 2018, Scottish Enterprise’s voucher scheme has helped hundreds of Scottish businesses achieve the valuable, Government-backed Cyber Essentials Certificate. The vouchers are essentially grants of up to £1,000 that allows organisations get expert assistance, tailored...

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