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    2022-08-03 15:40:23

    China: the new security risk?

    Last month, the joint heads of MI5 and FBI came together to issue a joint warning to businesses in the UK, the USA and Europe about the risks presented to business by Chinese state. Grant McGregor takes a look at the scope of those warnings and discusses what it means for businesses like yours and...

    2022-03-08 11:05:21

    It’s time to check your business’s defences against the threat of Russian cyber attack

    While the cyber security of your business should always be a high priority, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine means that businesses may be at an increased risk of cyber-attack. Although there is no direct threat at present, the West is placing a range of sanctions on Russia. There could be retaliation,...

    2022-02-15 11:43:51

    Why should SMEs care about state-sponsored cybercrime?

    At the end of January, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre joined three American institutions in taking the unusual step of warning western organisations to be aware and prepared for ransomware and other malicious activities by state-sponsored cyber criminals. While the step to warn...

    2021-08-19 23:30:00

    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...

    2020-08-03 15:23:57

    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...

    2020-02-24 08:30:00

    The Importance of Online Backup for SMEs

    The single best change you can make to your IT systems and processes this year? Investing in a suitable and effective backup solution for your business. If there is one thing we all learnt from the Travelex ransomware story in January, it’s that even some of world’s biggest organisations, dealing...

    2020-02-12 16:17:25

    The new security threats faced by every UK business

    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...

    2020-01-20 07:30:00

    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...

    2019-11-19 09:24:16

    Are you doing enough to protect your staff against Phishing?

    In IT, we talk a lot about protecting our systems and data against cyber-attack. However, there is a growing realisation that this is only part of the picture. We need to do much more to protect our people too.

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