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UKFast Investigates the State of Cyber Security

27.7.2012 by Alice Cullen

UKFast's security team has launched a series of investigations to determine just how secure we are online – the results so far might surprise you! From the very beginning UKFast has endeavoured to keep businesses safe online and our latest investigations into the state of cyber security for both the public and private sector in the UK has brought up some surprising results. Unsecured databases have so far been the most common security faux-pas and sit at the top of the data protection ‘what not to do list’. Storing sensitive data live on a web server leaves every piece of…

#Trending Tech – Responsive Web Design

20.7.2012 by Alice Cullen

With web-browsing habits changing as smartphone and tablet use increases, how do websites keep up? The answer: responsive web design. What is it? Responsive web design (RWD) was created by web dev Ethan Marcotte and gives websites a flexible foundation,…

Microsoft Reveals ‘Most Ambitious Office Yet’

19.7.2012 by Alice Cullen

The software giant has announced the new features of Office 2013 with a focus on cloud and touch-compatibility. We take a look at the top features of the new release. Immediately, the most obvious feature is the added ability to…

#TrendingTech – BYOD

13.7.2012 by Alice Cullen

Nearly all (95%) businesses already allow employee-owned devices in some way. As BYOD adoption steamrolls on, we examine whether the benefits outweigh the security concerns. What is it? Bring your own device (BYOD) is the IT model that allows employees…

MyCloudStackTM Virtual

12.7.2012 by Alice Cullen

With so many public and hybrid cloud offerings available we have developed a unique solution that meets the demands of those looking to benefit from the power of private cloud technology as well as those looking for more cost effective…

July 2012 Microsoft Security Bulletin Release

11.7.2012 by James Crawshaw

As mentioned in the advanced notification, this month there are nine security bulletins: 3 bulletins are rated as critical 6 bulletins are rated as important 5 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote Code Execution 3 bulletin addressing a…

July 2012 Security Bulletin Release Advance Notification

6.7.2012 by James Crawshaw

This is an advance notification of security bulletins that Microsoft is intending to release in July 2012. Bulletin breakdown: 3 bulletins are rated as Critical 6 bulletins are rated as Important 5 bulletins addressing vulnerabilities that could lead to Remote…

#BackToBasics – What is Spear Phishing?

6.7.2012 by Alice Cullen

We are all aware of the threats associated with spam email but what about the more sophisticated email scams? In the latest of our #BackToBasics series of posts we take a look at the ever-evolving cyber threat of spear phishing.…