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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?

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Gift card fraud alert & advice

Hear Robbie’s advice by playing the video or reading the details below. https://youtu.be/Cj1lhwi_YKs Hello We have recently been made aware of a gift card scam affecting businesses in the North East of Scotland. This is just a quick heads up to let you know what to watch out for. This […]

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Your roadmap to better cyber security

Let us take you on a cyber test drive, where we’ll demonstrate all the critical elements involved in securing your business and sign post free resources along the way. You’ll leave with an actionable checklist of the 15 ways to protect your business from a cyberattack.

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Event: How to protect your business from ransomware

We’ve joined forces with FSB North East Scotland & SBRC to help small businesses get cyber safe. Even if you’re a sole trader or micro business it’s important that you protect yourself from a cyber incident and this FREE session will explain how. Date: 30 September 2021 Time: 10.30am – […]

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Full fibre home broadband FAQs

What will full fibre allow me to do that I can’t do today? A full fibre connection will bring a radical improvement to your online experience at home. HD streaming will be easy no matter how many people are online. Remote working will become faster and more reliable, and your […]

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Event: Cyber security for remote working

We've joined forces with FSB North East Scotland & SBRC to help small businesses get cyber safe. Even if you're a sole trader or micro business it's important that you protect yourself from a cyber incident and this FREE session will explain how. Date: 26 August 2021 Time: 10.30am - 12pm

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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?

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What is it that puts people off cybersecurity?

In my experience it’s a belief that it’s too complicated, it costs too much money or it’s something that they do not need to worry about. Unfortunately, when people have those beliefs, it can be very difficult to get them to change their mind.

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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...

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Inspiring Aberdeen City senior pupils at LIFT-OFF! 2021

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.

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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...

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Converged supports RGC esafety evening

Having already spoken with Robert Gordon's College pupils, our CSO Robbie Ross was delighted to share online safety advice with their families to reinforce the importance of being good digital citizens. Thanks to the many parents and guardians who took part.

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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?

Read More

Gift card fraud alert & advice

Hear Robbie’s advice by playing the video or reading the details below. https://youtu.be/Cj1lhwi_YKs Hello We have recently been made aware of a gift card scam affecting businesses in the North East of Scotland. This is just a quick heads up to let you know what to watch out for. This […]

Read More

Your roadmap to better cyber security

Let us take you on a cyber test drive, where we’ll demonstrate all the critical elements involved in securing your business and sign post free resources along the way. You’ll leave with an actionable checklist of the 15 ways to protect your business from a cyberattack.

Read More

What is it that puts people off cybersecurity?

In my experience it’s a belief that it’s too complicated, it costs too much money or it’s something that they do not need to worry about. Unfortunately, when people have those beliefs, it can be very difficult to get them to change their mind.

Read More

Converged supports RGC esafety evening

Having already spoken with Robert Gordon's College pupils, our CSO Robbie Ross was delighted to share online safety advice with their families to reinforce the importance of being good digital citizens. Thanks to the many parents and guardians who took part.

Read More

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?

Read More

Gift card fraud alert & advice

Hear Robbie’s advice by playing the video or reading the details below. https://youtu.be/Cj1lhwi_YKs Hello We have recently been made aware of a gift card scam affecting businesses in the North East of Scotland. This is just a quick heads up to let you know what to watch out for. This […]

Read More

Your roadmap to better cyber security

Let us take you on a cyber test drive, where we’ll demonstrate all the critical elements involved in securing your business and sign post free resources along the way. You’ll leave with an actionable checklist of the 15 ways to protect your business from a cyberattack.

Read More

What is it that puts people off cybersecurity?

In my experience it’s a belief that it’s too complicated, it costs too much money or it’s something that they do not need to worry about. Unfortunately, when people have those beliefs, it can be very difficult to get them to change their mind.

Read More