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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?’.

SSL/TLS certificate validity update

13.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

Earlier this year at the CA/Browser forum Spring event, Apple announced that from September 1st the validity period for public SSL/TLS certificates would reduce from 2 years to 398 days. With this sentiment echoed by Google at the CA/Browser Summer event in June, it is…

SIEM technology, GDPR and PCI DSS compliance

12.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

In the two years since GDPR came into effect there have been more than 160,000 reported compliance breaches, resulting in fines totalling over €144 million. Whilst many of these breaches remain the result of human error, cybersecurity has an increasingly important role to play in ensuring customers’ personal information is kept…

What can we learn from the Garmin ransomware attack?

3.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

What a week for Garmin. If you’ve been following the news, you’ll know that on Thursday 23rd July several of its services became unavailable as a result of a rumoured ransomware attack by Russian hackers Evil Corp. Whilst Garmin has been selective in the information it’s shared about the attack, the majority of its platforms and services are…

New DDoS Attack Vectors Identified

27.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Last week the FBI sent out an alert warning of four new DDoS attack vectors that have been identified. Of these, three have already been exploited, resulting in several large DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks across the globe.   The four new vectors are:  Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP) …

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…

Intel Vulnerabilities June 2020: What next?

9.6.2020 by UKFast

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 UKFast

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 UKFast

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 UKFast

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…