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Top 10 tips: What’s in a (domain) name?

7.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Have you ever wanted to know more about domain names? Maybe not – but if you’re thinking about setting up a new business or website, it’s useful to know a little more about what a domain name is, how they work and what to consider…

Guest Blog: Why your business needs an ERP system

4.9.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Megan Gee, Marketing Executive at Khaos Control. For many small and medium businesses, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking busy spells are only temporary.  You become a reactive business, responding to peaks as they happen and…

Phishing and Covid-19: Why the world is getting hooked

3.9.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

In March, it was reported that phishing attacks had increased by 667% since the end of February, as Covid tightened its grip across the globe. The first Covid-related phishing scam actually surfaced as early as the end of January. Fast-forward to August, and HMRC reported it was investigating more than 10,000 coronavirus-related phishing attacks with cybercriminals…

UKFast Update: DDoSx®, SSL vault, WAF logs and more

28.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

As always, it’s been a busy month here at UKFast, with our teams hard at work on lots of new developments to improve functionality, usability and security for our customers.   Today’s update includes a one-stop shop for managing your SSLs in DDoSx® , improvements to platform integrity and visibility, and the…

Cloud Economics: CapEx vs OpEx

26.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

The trend towards cloud is certainly not a new development, but it is growing faster than ever before with 32% of IT budgets expected to be devoted to cloud computing within the next 12 months. According to the IDG Cloud Computing Survey 2020, the average cloud spending by enterprises is up…

How the right hosting partner could save your IT budget

20.8.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

While the UK officially entered economic recession last week, businesses across all sectors are looking for ways to cut costs. Though sometimes it’s not just about saving pennies, it’s about utilising your IT budget to improve strategic planning with an IT setup that is configured by the right…

EDR vs SIEM: What’s the difference, and which is right for your business?

19.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

With a recent survey revealing that 86% of businesses expect an increase in cyber-threats over the next 12 months, it’s clear that the ever-evolving threat landscape is a major concern for organisations of all sizes. Understanding the distinction between endpoint detection and response (EDR) tools and security information and event management (SIEM) platforms…

Navigating the cyber skills gap in 2020

14.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

While developments in technology are providing highly intelligent, automated solutions and improved security tools, the ever-present cyber skills gap remains a constant issue for businesses across the world. No matter the advancements in automation and security tech, experienced cybersecurity staff remain the best form…

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…