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

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 and 4th July we are hosting Unlocked: Cybersecurity Conference in Manchester and London. We’ll be on-hand to give you further advice on how to stay safe from cryptojacking attacks and prevent the hackers compromising your technology. We’ll be right there to give your business everything it needs to know about cryptojacking and much more. Cryptocurrency & cybersecurity Cybercriminals are in the money right now. According to VentureBeat.com, cybercrime generates $1.5tn every year, with ransomware attacks contributing $1bn to that figure. Cybercriminals now earn…

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…

GDPR & Your Cybersecurity – Why It Matters

27.4.2018 by Jenn Granger

The 25th May is getting closer. Are you ready for the GDPR deadline? Our GDPR Unlocked event on 2nd and 3rd May (London and Manchester) is open to all businesses across the UK. Throughout both mornings, industry experts will be…

Taking Control: Who is Using Your Data?

3.4.2018 by Jenn Granger

When did you last give your details away to a stranger? With the recent revelations from Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, we are currently hyper-aware of how our data is shared around the world. When we enter our name, location, age…

GDPR: Two Months To Go

28.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

Wait, it’s April next week? Where does the time go? Many businesses may well be thinking this as we head off for our Bank Holiday weekend. The deadline to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is creeping up…

What Can You Do To Plug The IT Skills Shortage Gap?

26.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

A growing business is a booming business. You’ve got new team members, plans for a bigger office space and the figures keep getting better. Add that to a positive, can-do attitude and you’ve got yourself a winner! With your business…