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Guest Blog: Sharing the burden of secure remote working

9.4.2021 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast Head of Security and Compliance, Stephen Crow. The rapid shift to home working has left many SMEs at risk of rising security debt. As cybercriminals rushed to take advantage of widening security vulnerabilities, many businesses experienced a spike in phishing scams and other social engineering attacks. Overall, there’s been a 31% increase in cybercrime since the start of the pandemic. It’s not rocket science that home WiFi networks are less secure than business ones, but the adoption of multiple personal devices for work - paired with the need (and now desire) to work…

3 steps to eliminate security debt and protect remote workers

9.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Alongside the devastating economic impact of the recent pandemic, hackers have been taking advantage of a predominantly remote workforce, launching more advanced cyberattacks.  In fact, in the UK £6.2 million has been lost to cyber scams in the past 12…

How to stay ahead of DDoS attacks

7.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

In the first half of 2020, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks rose by 151% compared to the previous year. Many attacks are grudge motivated and the pandemic's lockdowns gave cybercriminals more time to act out their grievances. DDoS attacks…

Closing the digital divide: UKFast donates tech to local school 

29.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Anyone who’s followed UKFast for a while will know that we’re pretty big on education. We have an on-site teaching team and education centre, offering training to our colleagues and partnering organisations, as well as our local community. It’s also where – out of lockdown – we offer code…

The three biggest cloud threats for 2021

25.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Cloud computing spend increased by a third in 2020. Amazon maintained its majority market share at 31% and enjoyed a 28% growth over the third quarter. Microsoft also benefited, with lockdown placing a high demand on Teams, Windows Virtual Desktop…

Digital Nomadism: Has the pandemic led to the rise of a remote working culture?

19.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Travelling as part of your job was once limited to aircrews and global salespeople. But today, with a laptop, a passport and some remote working essentials, you can explore and earn in equal harmony. Currently, tens of millions of people…

Ask the Expert: What’s the key to cloud migration success?

15.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

By now, we’re all familiar with the transformative potential of the cloud. There's no denying that there are huge cost savings, performance boosts and other efficiencies to be reaped from cloud adoption. Moving your workloads into the cloud can be the…

International Women’s Day 2021 #ChooseToChallenge

12.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

This week started with the celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday. March is also Women’s History Month so, in true UKFast style, we decided to have a little fun while raising money for a local charity close to our hearts.    International…

The rise of serverless computing

9.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Serverless computing has been in the top cloud trends for a few years now, but if you’re unfamiliar with the technology, it may seem impossible. Servers run the code that’s written by developers – without them, how can we ensure…

3 considerations for your multi-cloud strategy 

3.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Not to be confused with hybrid cloud, a multi-cloud strategy involves segmenting your workloads across multiple cloud platforms. While this might sound a little complicated, a recent study revealed that as many as 81% of cloud users work with two or more…