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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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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 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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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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Phishing in the time of coronavirus

Phishing in the time of coronavirus

Grant McGregor has written extensively on this blog about the growing risk from phishing, spear phishing and social engineering. Now, experts warn these risks have got an extra boost from the coronavirus pandemic. In April 2020, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) launched a campaign to...

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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 10 Phishing Red Flags Your People Need to Know About Right Now

The 10 Phishing Red Flags Your People Need to Know About Right Now

Phishing is the most pernicious 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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Going to The Darkside?

Going to The Darkside?

The internet has become an integral part of most people’s lives to the point that it’s hard to imagine a time when it didn’t exist - assuming you’re old enough to remember that it really hasn’t been around forever.

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Education, Education, Education

Education, Education, Education

Those of us of a certain age will remember the promise that things can only get better… and the mantra of “education, education, education”. It all seems a long way away today. The good news? When it comes to cybersecurity, things can get significantly better with a relatively small investment in...

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How Do You Stop a Phishing Attack?

How Do You Stop a Phishing Attack?

People are often the weakest link of any security infrastructure. Which means the best line of defence when it comes to preventing phishing attacks or other people-focused exploits is to ensure staff are aware of the risks.

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