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The Importance of Online Backup for SMEs

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...

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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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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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Are you doing enough to protect your staff against Phishing?

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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What Can We Learn from the Eurofins Ransomware Case?

What Can We Learn from the Eurofins Ransomware Case?

The largest private forensics provider in the UK has paid a ransom to hackers after its IT systems were compromised by a cyber-attack. Is this the new normal? And what can businesses learn from the Eurofins experience?

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The Dangers of Over-Sharing Online

The Dangers of Over-Sharing Online

We’ve all heard some horror stories: the divorce lawyers trawling your social media accounts, the gift for any would-be stalker that is your Facebook Timeline – but what happens when the dangers of oversharing online cross into the professional realm?

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Protect Your Business from Insider Attacks

Protect Your Business from Insider Attacks

When we discuss cyber-attacks it often refers to those that come from the outside – the ones that are typically high profiles cases, such as malware, hacking, DDOS and ransomware.

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The Impending SME Security Crisis

The Impending SME Security Crisis

The brutal fact is most small businesses are not spending enough time or money on cyber security – leaving them exposed to ransomware, severe regulatory fines, reputational damage and lost business opportunities.

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The 7-Step Plan for Small Businesses for Essential Cyber Security

The 7-Step Plan for Small Businesses for Essential Cyber Security

We discussed in an earlier blog how 80% of cyber-attacks could be prevented, simply by putting simple cyber security controls in place.

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