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What is the Digital Strategy?

Digital Strategy Feature

Over the past year, the government has thrown UK businesses a fair few curveballs; with Brexit, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Investigatory Powers Act causing changes in operations both short and long term. After we welcomed Minister for Digital and Culture Matt Hancock to UKFast Campus last week for extra insight into the […]

The Keys to Unlocked

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On the 28th March, industry heavyweights including Microsoft, Cisco and Secarma will descend on UKFast Campus for Unlocked Manchester – our new cybersecurity conference. Expect an afternoon of in-depth insights into the world of cybersecurity and cyber-terrorism to make sure your business stays protected from online threats. UKFast is getting really excited ahead of Unlocked […]

(Digital) Strategic Thinking

MP Matt Hancock UKFast

Last week, the government announced its ‘Digital Strategy’ – a plan to “make Britain the best place to start and grow a digital business, trial a new technology, or undertake advanced research.” It’s an announcement that many will have greeted with scepticism – the latest public sector scheme that few will feel the impact of […]

Layering It Safe

DDoS Attack

DDoS attacks have had a huge impact on digital industries ever since they became one of the web’s biggest threats. They’re progressively growing bigger, reaching further and generally getting worse, and we’ve been working hard to develop our infrastructure to combat their onslaught. Today we announce the expansion of our global DDoS Protection platform, providing […]

Unlocking Manchester’s Cybersecurity Credentials

Unlocked Manchester Main

We’ve been keeping it to ourselves for a while, but we’re now pleased to announce that Unlocked Manchester – the first event of its kind in our Northern Powerhouse – is taking place on the 28th March. Joining formidable tech forces Microsoft, Cisco and Secarma, the cybersecurity conference provides an in-depth look into the realities […]

Looking (back)Up at the Clouds

Cloud UK Live James Akrigg

Last week, Team UKFast took its hugely successful Cloud UK Live event on tour to London. More than 100 people – and a few flamingos – joined us at Kensington Roof Gardens, alongside industry leaders including Microsoft, Cisco and VMware. Discussions ranged from the ever-expanding Internet of Things, to how cloud is transforming our natural habits […]

How Secure is the Internet of Things?

internet of things smartwatch

Have you got an Internet of Things (IoT) device? From easily identifiable appliances – think smartwatches and heating systems – to more novel items like L’Oreal’s IoT hairbrush, we’re integrating tech into our daily lives in a major way. Our new eBook addresses all things IoT and, in the first of a series of blogs, […]

Basefund: Helping You Get Protected

Heartbleed. Cryptolocker. Gameover Zeus. Anyone who’s turned on the news recently will have heard that everyone from eBay to individuals are suffering under the weight of the cyber-threat, and recent figures revealed that cybercrime is costing North West England alone a whopping £107m a year. At this point, any business is a potential target, and […]

Crimes They Are A-Changing

I remember the days where the police would mostly get called out for an old fashioned robbery, or maybe a bar brawl. But now crimes are shifting as the way that we interact is too. At least half of the calls made to front-line police are now about online crimes, like social media harassment, and […]