March 2019 News

National cyber crime certification secured

As cyber security becomes an increasingly important issue facing organisations, we have become one of only a handful of Scottish companies certified to help organisations guard against cyber threats as part of a UK government-backed scheme.We are the first IT firm with offices in Aberdeen and Inverness to gain Certification Body status under the UK-wide Cyber Essentials programme.  Operated by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of GCHQ, Cyber Essentials is designed to protect organisations from a range of common online threats and demonstrate their commitment to cyber security. Read full press release.

New Dundee signingKeith Haggart Steve Smith

We are delighted to welcome Account Manager Keith Haggart to the team. Keith will help lead business growth across Tayside and bolsters our business development team which continues to grow across the north-east.

A familiar face in Dundee, Keith has worked in business development and commercial roles over the past 15 years, most recently in the design and print sector.  He is best known for his time at Dundee United and then Dundee FC where he successfully led the growth of both club’s commercial arms.  Keith is one of only a handful of people to have been employed by both of the city’s football clubs and remain popular among both sets of supporters. Read more.

Sharing is caring

Welcome to our new educational centre, where our team share their expertise, tips and views on a range of technical or topical subjects.  Enjoy reading and listening. If there's a topic you'd like to know more about let us know. We're happy to help.

Blog #1: Chart toppers whose names you don't want to remember

Topping the polls or charts is something many people will aspire to do.  However, as our business development manager Steve Smith explains, there is one annual chart list that for your own security you don’t want to have anything to do with. More than sheer entertainment value, Steve's blog is full of password tips.

Blog #2: Autopsy of a cyber casualy at Holby City Hospital

BBC medical dramas Casualty and Holby City recently ran a special “Crossover” where a computer ‘virus’ hits the hospital. So, for the first time in many years, our chief security officer Gerry Grant decided to tune in to watch (purely from a professional perspective obviously). Here's his list of lessons learnt.

Blog #3: Women in Tech: Dorito-fuelled but no bra burning

To celebrate International Women's Day on 8th March, our service delivery manager, Stacey Smith, penned this humorous blog in honour of all women in IT, past and present. Hear what Stacey has to say on being one of those rare species in an industry of dudes. Disclaimer: no bras were harmed during production.

VLOWdown 1: Phishing

We've launched what we've affectionately called our VLOWdowns, a series of 3 minute quick fire downloads on tech topics. If you need to be in the know but are tight on time, then these educational videos will teach you fast.

The first in our serious explains phishing (yes phishing not fishing!) Start VLOWdown.

Dates for your diary

Over the next few months, you'll find us out and about at exhibitions & events throughout the North-east & Highlands. If you plan to attend any of these, please make sure  to say hello.

  • Our chief security officer is a guest speaker at Scot-Secure, Our Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh, 27 & 28 March 2019
  • We're exhibiting at The Ultimate Business Show, AECC, Wednesday 12 June 2019