“There were certain things regarding cybersecurity I just assumed my staff would know about. It turns out I was wrong.” This is what a senior manager said to me recently during a meeting. A member of staff had been caught out by a phishing email. There were plenty of warning signs that the email was a scam, however on this occasion the recipient missed all of them. Why was that?
I recently spoke to a colleague who wondered how easy it would be to plug some cables in to a smart device for the oilfield and extract the data from it, without the client being aware. This is of course eminently possible, but it doesn’t really point the gun of risk mitigation where it should be.
Each week The Press and Journal asks small businesses key questions. This week, they spoke to our founder Neil Christie who gave some very honest insights into how he got to where he is today.
As a business, how do we address our employees’ inadequate home connection? And whose responsibility is its provision?
When you consider that a Gartner survey revealed that over two-thirds (74%) of companies plan to permanently shift employees to remote work after the Covid-19 crisis ends and that by 2025, an estimated 70% of the workforce will be working remotely at least five days a month., it’s clear that to sustain a successful remote working model while maintaining office level productivity, the question of acceptable home broadband quality must be addressed.
The sky really will be the limit for senior Aberdeen school pupils at a special event launched by a NASA astronaut. LIFT-OFF!, an event focused on hope, aspiration, and employment for the future, aims to change the narrative around young people’s future skills and jobs opportunities, and encourage them to aim for the stars.
“Good morning, you’re through to Converged – Stacey speaking. How can I help?”
Quite often this is met with a request to speak to one of the tech guys.
This is not meant with any malice or ill nature. The perpetuated stereotype of the service desk tech – as parodied by Channel 4 comedy The IT Crowd – paints a picture of a socially awkward, funny and Dorito-fuelled man who will no doubt check that you have indeed turned your PC on and off again.
@berd33n1903. Not a bad password, don’t you think? Many years ago, this used to be one of my passwords. As an Aberdeen FC fan it was an obvious way to make a password I would remember. I also thought I was being clever by replacing the “A” with an “@” and changing the “e’s” to “3”.
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By Robbie Ross, chief security officer at Converged Communication Solutions Cyber security has posed a threat for a number of years, with many of us falling victim to online crime, in both a personal and professional capacity. As the UK went into a lockdown amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many organisations Read more…