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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…

5 ways businesses are saving money in 2020

5.8.2020 by Laura Valentine

In a year like no other, it’s hard to find a sector or organisation totally unaffected by the Covid-19 pandemic. While retail and leisure industries have suffered more than most, 2020 has prompted all businesses to take a long, hard look at how to make their budgets stretch that little…

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…

IaaS, PaaS or SaaS? Choosing the Right Cloud Service

30.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

If you’re not familiar with the language of cloud, it can be difficult to understand how IaaS, PaaS or SaaS can benefit your business. It also makes it more challenging to choose the best option for you. The main differences between these solutions lie in the split of management responsibilities; each offers a different…

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) …

Network visibility: What is it and why do I need it?

21.7.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast Head of Security, Stephen Crow. There’s a direct correlation between good network visibility and effective network security. That’s because network visibility is the key to improving your organisation’s security policies and procedures, resulting in fewer opportunities for cybercriminals, more rapid threat…

Twitter hack: Social Engineering Explained 

16.7.2020 by Guest

Yesterday, several high-profile Twitter accounts were accessed by hackers and used as part of a bitcoin scam. Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Uber and Apple were amongst those targeted by the attackers, who posted scam links promising that donations made to a bitcoin wallet would be doubled by the account holder. The…

Planning for an unprecedented peak season 

15.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Is it ever too early to start peak-season planning? Year on year, Black Friday grows in popularity in the UK, with only 8% of people saying that they avoid the event altogether. Each year we talk about making sure your…

UKFast Updates: DRaaS, Cloud, APIs and more

14.7.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

In today’s post, we’ve gathered the latest and greatest updates from across the business, with plenty of new and exciting developments including our recent cloud network expansion to Amsterdam! As always, if you'd like to know more please do get…

What are RPO and RTO in disaster recovery?

13.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

If all your systems went down tomorrow, would you know where to start in order to get everything up and running again? For almost all businesses, downtime results in substantial loss of revenue, has repercussions for your brand reputation and…