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Get the latest updates, insight, top tips and expert advice in the cybersecurity world. Read our range of security blogs, from our ‘top tips to fight the ransomware threat’ to ‘what is SIEM software?’.

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…

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…

Ransomware: What we can learn from the CD Projekt Red hack?

24.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, recently fell victim to a targeted cyber-attack. The Polish developer stated that “an unidentified actor gained unauthorised access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD Projekt…

The worst data breaches of 2020

6.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

Last year was a steep learning curve for many businesses, not least of all when it came to cybersecurity. The pandemic caused a surge of cyber-attacks, many of which were targeted at exposing, stealing and/or selling data harvested during a breach of…

Q3 2020’s most common cyber-attacks explained

16.11.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

View the complete Q3 2020 Threat Report Over the course of Q3 2020, UKFast's Threat Vision platform prevented 8.5 million cyber-attacks from eventualising across our clients’ networks. Using the data collected between July and August, we were able to identify the three most common cyber-attack vectors…

New VMware vulnerabilities identified

21.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Yesterday, VMware announced that they were rolling out several updates in order to remediate multiple vulnerabilities identified in their products. The vulnerabilities were privately reported and range in severity from moderate to critical. Further information, patches and workarounds are detailed here.   The CVEs and affected products are as follow:  CVE-2020-3981 (important) …

Cyber-smart training with UKFast’s Head of Security

21.10.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

Many of us would like to think that we’re cyber-smart - that we wouldn’t open a spam email, be fooled by a spoof request, or click a malicious link. But consider that, in the last 12 months, only 18% of businesses have implemented additional training or communications since their…

What is credential stuffing?

13.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Although it’s been around since at least 2014, credential stuffing is hitting the headlines increasingly more frequently these days. A variation of a brute force attack, this cyber-threat is often financially motivated, although it can also form part of bigger hacks,…