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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?’.

#WFH: 5 Tips for Stronger Home Working Security

23.3.2020 by Charlotte Greene

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 threats to emerge. A working from home (WFH) strategy presents plenty of new opportunities for teams to modernise and re-think how they connect, collaborate and deliver services. However, such a large number of organisations transitioning to home working over a short period of time has also unfortunately allowed cybercriminals to seize new opportunities. To help you make your WFH strategy…

Strengthen Your Cloud Security in 5 Steps

27.2.2020 by Charlotte Greene

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 Greene

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 Greene

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 Greene

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 Greene

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…

The 7 Worst Hacks and Breaches of All Time

5.11.2019 by Charlotte Greene

From global breaches exposing the personal data of millions, to employee slip ups jeopardising entire business networks, hacks and breaches have become a staple of our lives. But what are the worst hacks and breaches of all time? Well, we…

White Hat Hackers: The inside story

30.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Often stereotyped as dubious, hooded characters hunched over keyboards in dank basements, hackers historically have had a pretty bad rep. But with every good villain comes a hero. In this case, the white hat hackers using their skills as a…

Vulnerability Scanning vs Penetration Testing

23.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This Vulnerability Scanning vs Penetration Testing guest blog is authored by Holly Williams, Technical Director of cybersecurity firm Secarma. * I occasionally see the terms vulnerability assessment and penetration test used interchangeably, or even phrases such as ‘automated penetration test’ thrown…

Automated Cyber-Attacks Are Coming For Us

17.10.2019 by Charlotte Greene

It’s no secret that cyber-attacks are becoming more automated and intelligent by the day. With the help of AI and machine learning (ML), hackers are able to act faster and more efficiently than ever. But what is this new wave…