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How secure is the cloud in 2020?

23.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Despite increasing levels of adoption by organisations of all sizes, cloud solutions continue to be plagued by misconceptions about their security. It’s still commonly assumed that the cloud offers a less secure option compared to on-premises infrastructure. So, how does it really shape up, and what security challenges face the cloud in 2020?  Mythbusting the cloud  While businesses that keep their data on-site often feel as though they have more control over its security, the flaw in that plan is usually a lack of in-house expertise. The cyber-skills gap is widely documented, leaving almost half of UK businesses unable to deal with even basic security tasks. Unless you can afford a dedicated, specialised on-site security team, chances are…

#BacktoBasics: What is vulnerability scanning? 

21.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Cybersecurity remains high on the agenda for businesses navigating the unprecedented landscape of 2020. With cybercriminals phishing to take advantage of the pandemic, and the shift to remote working creating new opportunities for hackers, cyber-attacks are booming.   We’re going back to the basics of cybersecurity…

Comparing colocation and managed web hosting

18.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

For businesses that rely on the power and performance of dedicated servers, one of the biggest choices they face when setting up infrastructure is whether to choose colocation or managed web hosting. Both options provide an off-premises solution, offering greater scalability, security and cost-effectiveness than on-prem servers.   The main difference…

Microsoft Netlogon Vulnerability: How to stay safe

17.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

On Friday 11th August Microsoft announced a phased two-part security update to address a recently identified vulnerability affecting Netlogon. The first stage of the update is underway, with the second phase expected in Q1 2021. Whilst Microsoft has known about the vulnerability since August, a Proof…

Accelerated adoption: Covid and the cloud

16.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

By now, we’re all too familiar with the ways in which Covid-19 has changed our lives, shifting the way we work and limiting social activities. For many businesses, the ability to be agile and responsive during the pandemic has meant the difference between…

Peak Season 2020: Stay secure this Black Friday

14.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

What do you get when you cross the biggest shopping day of the year with a year that’s already seen a record-breaking number of cyber-attacks? Over the last few years, the retail industry has experienced a growing number of increasingly damaging attacks and breaches during the peak period of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run…

Is lockdown helping to bridge the cyber-diversity gap?

11.9.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

On top of the pressing cyber-skills gap across the industry, there is an acknowledged lack of diversity in the UK’s cyber sector. Diversity breeds diversity – and for defence capabilities to continue advancing, it’s crucial the whole sector begins to employ a wider range of people from different backgrounds who can offer new perspectives and diverse skills.   The next generation of cyber professionals  The…

What is an intrusion detection system?

9.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Navigating the ever-changing cyber-threat landscape is essential for businesses who want to survive in today’s digital world. For organisations looking to ramp up their cybersecurity, the range of options available can often be a source of confusion – what does each solution do, and which is…

MyUKFast Updates: September 

8.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

In an ongoing effort to streamline processes and enhance functionality for our customers, we’re continually updating and improving MyUKFast. In this month’s update we have lots of exciting launches and new features to share with you from across the platform.  Remote access VPN…

Top 10 tips: What’s in a (domain) name?

7.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Have you ever wanted to know more about domain names? Maybe not – but if you’re thinking about setting up a new business or website, it’s useful to know a little more about what a domain name is, how they work and what to consider…