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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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The State of Email Security Update

The State of Email Security Update

At the end of last year, security company Mimecast released the latest version of its annual state of email security report – and it revealed some worrying findings. What should organisations be doing to protect themselves from the current attack vectors? In this year’s report(1), Mimecast...

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What is the principle of “least privilege”? And should you be following it?

What is the principle of “least privilege”? And should you be following it?

You might have heard or read about the principle of least privilege in the context of cyber security – especially if you have looked into the Cyber Essentials scheme. This blog looks at why it’s important and how it can be implemented successfully.

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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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Can You Help Me with Remote Working?

Can You Help Me with Remote Working?

It might not surprise you too much to learn that one of the most common questions we get asked in these days of COVID-19 is: can you help me with remote working? The answer is “yes”, of course. But there are a few vital issues you will need to consider.

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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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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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