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Why DR must be business as usual

9.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that businesses need to be prepared for everything. Failing to put in place a disaster recovery (DR) plan that accounts for every possible situation risks downtime, loss of data, damage to…

DR vs Backups: What’s the difference?

3.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

Disaster recovery and backup are terms often misused when it comes to making sure you have a business continuity plan for your organisation. Maybe you take care to back up your data each evening. Perhaps you even store that backup…

What is Disaster Recovery as a Service?

1.7.2020 by Laura Valentine

In its simplest form, disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) is a cloud-based DR solution. Historically, traditional DR methods have required considerable investment in additional hardware or the outsourcing of an always-on DR service in order to ensure business continuity…

DR Testing & Why Tech Teams Are Choosing DRaaS

26.6.2020 by Guest

Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) has come into its own over recent years, overtaking traditional DR methods, such as investing in additional data centres or in private clouds, which have the sole purpose of being a DR solution. DRaaS…

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…

Remote Working and the Dynamics of Business

19.6.2020 by Laura Valentine

Has remote working ever been a hotter topic? With offices across the globe sitting empty, many of us have found ourselves working from spare rooms and kitchen tables, conducting meetings, training and collaborating through computer screens. With no other choice…

Intel Vulnerabilities June 2020: What next?

9.6.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

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…

UKFast Code Club: Watch Our Three-Part Virtual Series

3.6.2020 by Laura Valentine

Here at UKFast we’re committed to helping to equip the next generation with the skills they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world. At our campus in Manchester we have a state-of-the-art, Ofsted-accredited education centre, run by a team of full-time, fully qualified teachers. From…

cPanel Exim RCE Vulnerability: How to Protect Yourself

20.5.2020 by Charlotte Nuttall

On Monday 18th May 2020, cPanel’s security team released a patch to mitigate against a number of different vulnerabilities, assigned security levels (CVSSv3 scores) ranging from 3.0 (low severity) to 9.9 (critical). Further information was released on 19th May detailing…

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…