Highland News & Media Cyber Advice Column

“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?

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.

Women in Tech: Dorito-fuelled but no bra burning

“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.

Do you exercise?

By Robbie Ross, Chief Security Officer at Converged Listen to this blog Perhaps that question ought to be “why do we exercise?” We exercise to keep ourselves fit and healthy. To help keep our bodies in good condition and ready for whatever life throws at us. The thing about exercising Read more…