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FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 30th Jan

30.1.2015 by Katherine Kelly

You’ve survived the first month of 2015 – congratulations! For many of you it will also be payday, in which case double congratulations! To celebrate, we’re talking the price of cyber safety, Facebook’s crash, how to hack a drone, and the new Linux flaw - GHOST. Chip ‘n’ skin In a move that's either pure tech genius, or a horrifying glimpse into our future, a high-tech office block in Sweden has started implanting chips in workers to allow them access to the building and use of the printer. Employees trialling the tech have a RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip, which is…

THE NEW LINUX FLAW THAT’S GETTING EVERYONE SPOOKED

29.1.2015 by Katherine Kelly

There's never a quiet moment, and - if the snow wasn't enough excitement for you today - a new security vulnerability has been found in the GNU glibc library, dubbed GHOST (CVE-2015-0235). If this doesn’t mean anything to you, it's…

Cloudy With A Chance Of Drones

28.1.2015 by Katherine Kelly

If tech builds it, hackers will be exploit it, and whilst this isn’t a new thing for drones, the new malware that can cause a hacker to be able to take control of a drone mid-flight is a next level…

The Lesser Of Two Evils

27.1.2015 by Katherine Kelly

This morning there were probably a fair few Facebook and Instagram addicts staring blankly into space, thumbs twitching and mentally typing out status updates, after a number of social media sites went down - Facebook, Tinder, Instagram, AOL Instant Messenger, and…

The Price Of Cyber Safety?

26.1.2015 by Katherine Kelly

The question of whether freedom is an acceptable price to pay for safety isn’t a new one; but now that the world has moved online, the parameters of the debate are changing. Net firms have spoken out against the ‘Snooper’s…

FRIDAYS AT UKFAST – 23rd Jan

23.1.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Another week, another dolla! We’ve talked about the awesome, upcoming UKFast events and round tables, what Deloitte is predicting tech-wise for the year ahead, how to motivate your employees (and stay motivated yourself) and what we can learn from 2014's security…

No Free Pass(word) For Security In 2015

22.1.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Security trends for 2015 have been released, and it sounds like 2015 is going to be even tougher than 2014; but before we can start preparing to face the new wave of threats, it seems we have some housekeeping to…

What’s Getting You Out Of Bed?

21.1.2015 by Katherine Kelly

When you wake up in the morning, what is it that motivates you to get out of bed, throw on some clothes like a normal human being, and go to work? I’m not a morning person, so for me it’s…

Deloitte Technology Predictions 2015

20.1.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Last week the fantastic Deloitte hosted their ‘Technology, Media and Telecomms’ UK predictions 2015 event at UKFast, and we were treated to some insights into the areas of the tech industry that they think will be flourishing and floundering over…

Get Some UKFast Events In Your Diary!

19.1.2015 by Katherine Kelly

Today has been dubbed Blue Monday and I don’t know about anyone else’s day so far, but it seems determined to live up to its name. So, instead I would suggest turning the day around and find out about some great…