Yearly Archives: 2019

Doubling up: why two-factor authentication is your next step in digital security

As we continue to do even more online, the safety of our digital information has become as important as locking our front door. With all companies at seemingly equal risk of being targeted by cyber-attacks or data leaks, we are collectively doing more to protect our online information, both at work and at home.

So, if you want to add a way to protect your data even further, then it may well be time to enable two-factor authentication – also called two-step verification, or 2FA.

Outlook – Cloudy

We recently published an article relating to email and the evolution of cybercrime and another referring to the rising popularity of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite and the growing security risks associated with it.

We think carefully about the ideas we want to share with our readers and thought it a good idea to publish another piece that consolidated those two articles – not just to be smart but more as a reminder that progression, whilst usually a good thing, can sometimes mean that the more basic things are forgotten or no longer considered necessary.

Are Your Websites and Applications 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 accessing web applications over the Internet? How are you ensuing your employees’ use of them is secure?

From Spam to Phish – Cyber Crime on a Plate

Email – love or hate it as a form of communication, it touches most of us everyday and shows no signs of going away. But with email comes the risk of spam messages and the sophisticated phishing.

So how do we prevent this as best we can? With education and training. Read this article to find out more…

How to Address the Dangers of Personal Devices for Work

What happens when an employee downloads a virus onto one of their personal devices that you have allowed access your company systems?

Grant McGregor takes a look at an emerging weak spot in many companies’ defences.

Can Outsourced IT and Internal IT Work Together?

Outsourced IT and Internal IT provision is often posited as an either/or choice. On the contrary, says Grant McGregor, the relationship can be a highly successful collaboration.

Urgent Newsflash: End of Life for Internet Explorer 10 Brought Forward

If your business uses Microsoft software (likely!), you’ve got a number of important upgrades approaching soon. The latest one to add to the list is Microsoft’s end of life announcement for its Internet Explorer IE10 web browser.

Does your organisation use Internet Explorer as the default web browser? If so, it’s important to start putting plans in place to migrate to a new browser soon.

Not Faster than the Lion

Cyber threats are constantly evolving and growing. With breaches reported in the international press, it is easy to get lost in the white noise of cybercrime fear and misinformation.

But there are some truly straightforward and clear steps that every business can take.

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 education.

SCVO Releases Additional Cyber Security Vouchers to Third Sector

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has opened the door for another round of voucher applications in order to help Third Sector organisations in Scotland achieve the valuable, Government-backed Cyber Essentials Certificate.

The vouchers are essentially grants of up to £1,000 that allow Scottish Charities and Non-Profit organisations get expert assistance, tailored advice, assessment and their application submitted.

Read this blog to find out more…