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Get the latest updates, insight, top tips and expert advice  in the cybersecurity world. Working with our sister cybersecurity company Secarma, UKFast works to innovate super-secure products and services to protect your business. Read our range of security blogs, from our ‘top tips to fight the ransomware threat’ to ‘what is SIEM software?’.

Smishing: SMS phishing scams explained

25.6.2020 by Laura Valentine

Familiar with phishing? Even if you don’t know the specifics, most of us have experienced it at one point or another – the unexpected email that appears harmless at first but doesn’t seem quite right upon closer inspection. These emails are sent out by cybercriminals and usually contain a link to malware or a malicious attachment which, if downloaded, cause data breaches or steal sensitive information like passwords and card details. You can learn more about email phishing attacks in our blog here or download our handy phishing cheat sheet.   SMS Phishing – what is it?  It’s important to acknowledge…

Intel Vulnerabilities June 2020: What next?

9.6.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

At 18:00 BST today, Intel® released information on five security advisories detailing 'fixes or workarounds' for the latest vulnerabilities found in Intel products. UKFast’s team has digested this information to answer any questions you may have and to ensure we are…

Expert Take: 6 Tips for Secure Remote Working

14.5.2020 by Guest

The transition to mass home working over the past month or so has offered little time for companies to formulate secure remote-working policies. As a result, threat actors have taken much delight in exploiting common flaws in remote working, and…

Top Tips for Improving Server Security

20.4.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Although many businesses choose a dedicated server for its control and security benefits, this doesn’t mean that ongoing cybersecurity can be neglected. With the adoption of remote working so widespread and the number of entry points to networks increased as a result, cybercrime is currently a top concern for…

#WFH: 5 Tips for Stronger Home Working Security

23.3.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Download your free Remote Working: Getting Started with DaaS guide. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the past few weeks has seen businesses across the globe quickly adopt a home working approach, which has caused a new wave of security…

Strengthen Your Cloud Security in 5 Steps

27.2.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Migrating your workloads to the cloud is a process filled with opportunity for business growth. However, whether your business flourishes in the cloud is not just down to what platform you choose or how much you spend, but how much…

4 Lessons from the Travelex Ransomware Attack

5.2.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Foreign currency and travel money service Travelex was attacked with ransomware on 31st December 2019. The attack rendered the Travelex website unavailable for the entirety of January 2020 and had a significant impact on the company’s wider operations – with…

Windows Vulnerabilities Explained: January 2020

15.1.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

On 14th January 2020,  Microsoft released a patch for 49 vulnerabilities affecting Windows Server 2016, Server 2019 and Windows 10. Of these, eight were marked as critical including CVE-2020-0603, CVE-2020-0605, CVE-2020-0606, CVE-2020-0646 CVE-2020-0609, CVE-2020-0610, CVE-2020-0611 and CVE-2020-0640. Window vulnerabilities explained:…

Most Common Cyber-Attacks of 2019 Explained

8.1.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

Over the course of 2019, UKFast’s Threat Monitoring service detected and responded to more than 33 million cyber-attacks across our clients’ networks. Using this wealth of data, we were able to identify the four most common cyber-attack vectors used by…

Intel Vulnerability: Intel’s ‘New Zombieload Flaw’

12.11.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

On 12th November 2019, Intel® disclosed a potential security vulnerability which affects a number of Intel® Processors. The hardware flaw affects server memory and may allow for unexpected reloads of a device (DoS attack) if unmitigated. What is the new…