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The latest security news, Microsoft patch update bulletins and advice from the UKFast cyber security experts.

L1 Terminal Fault: Everything You Need To Know

16.8.2018 by Jenn Granger

Imagine this: You’re at a hotel for a conference. You check into a room at the front desk. You’re given a room number and a tab to go with it – great! You go to dinner and enjoy a delicious meal. You should charge the dinner to your room tab, but… you know the number of another room so you charge your dinner to that number instead. The hotel will eventually find out what’s happened but it’s much too late – you’ve already checked out! This can be a nightmare situation to the person in the other room, and exactly…

Is your website secure? Google will be the judge

27.7.2018 by Jenn Granger

When browsing the internet, how often do you check the security of the website you are using? Submitting your information to an insecure website, or sometimes just clicking on one, increases the risk of your data being compromised by a…

GDPR Breaches – How to Keep Them at Bay

16.7.2018 by Jenn Granger

Since 25th May 2018, there have been 205 reported GDPR breaches registered with the Data Protection Commissioner (DPC). But that’s only a third of all breaches that have occurred since the GDPR deadline – 918 breaches in total – which…

Unlocked: Cybersecurity Conference – Speaker Announcement

28.6.2018 by Jenn Granger

Hackers beware! There’s less than one week to go before Unlocked: Cybersecurity Conference is unveiled in Manchester and we’ve just announced our incredible line-up of speakers who are here to debunk the jargon, share expert advice and bring you the…

Unlocked: Inside the World of Cryptojacking

18.6.2018 by Jenn Granger

Cryptojacking is the hot topic in tech, security and cryptocurrency circles, but what does it mean and how can you keep your hardware protected from these attacks? On 3rd July we are hosting Unlocked: Cybersecurity Conference in Manchester. We’ll be on-hand to give you further advice on…

Phishing Threats: Where Does Your Business Stand?

12.6.2018 by Jenn Granger

Are you putting your business’ reputation on the line? Recent research found that three-quarters of information security leaders are not using essential email authentication measures. BusinessCloud reported the results given by data-driven cybersecurity platform Red Sift. The platform analysed primary…

Your Five Top Business Tips for Summer 2018

24.5.2018 by Jenn Granger

The world of eCommerce is a speedy thing. Over the past few years we’ve seen the rise of same-day delivery and designated pick-up points as people know they can order all the weird and wonderful things the web has to…

Spectre and Meltdown Latest

21.5.2018 by Alice Cullen

At 10:00pm on 21st May, Intel announced further information about a known vulnerability within its CPU architecture. This vulnerability follows the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities disclosed in January. UKFast is aware of the vulnerabilities and UKFast engineers are working with…

Your Safety Protocols Are Changing

16.5.2018 by Jenn Granger

It’s been a long journey, friends, but it’s time to wave farewell to TLS1.0 On Saturday 30th June, early SSL and TLS protocols, as well as older SSL ciphers will no longer be acceptable ways for people to connect to…

GDPR Unlocked

3.5.2018 by Alice Cullen

Welcome to GDPR Unlocked! Throughout the morning, industry experts will guide you through the steps to GDPR compliance, offering one-to-one advice on the challenges faced by organisations in the lead up to the 25th May deadline. Cybersecurity experts will demonstrate…