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UKFast Open Source Hackathon 2020

30.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Last week we marked Hacktoberfest in style, hosting our very own Hackathon, sponsored by Intel. A celebration of open source, the UKFast hackathon was open to the whole business, encouraging participants to get involved and show off their skills by creating an open source project of their choice.    The event…

Peak Season 2020: Are you ready for Black Friday?

28.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Earlier this month we reported that Covid-19 has acted as a catalyst for digital transformation, with businesses across the globe turning to their online channels to boost sales while footfall in their brick-and-mortar stores is down. With Black Friday looming, competition for online sales is set to be hotter than ever…

MyUKFast Updates: October

26.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

October has been another busy month at UKFast and, along with carrying out routine bug fixes to keep our existing services up to date, our teams have made some important updates to MyUKFast. In a continuous effort to improve the platform from client feedback, here’s what we’ve been up to…

Guest Blog: Is your site ready for 2020’s cyber weekend?

23.10.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Mark Blackhurst, co-Founder of Digital Next.   Last year, we highlighted the importance of accelerating the speed of your website in preparation for a traffic surge over the peak period (Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run-up to Christmas). We also…

New VMware vulnerabilities identified

21.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Yesterday, VMware announced that they were rolling out several updates in order to remediate multiple vulnerabilities identified in their products. The vulnerabilities were privately reported and range in severity from moderate to critical. Further information, patches and workarounds are detailed here.   The CVEs and affected products are as follow:  CVE-2020-3981 (important) …

Cyber-smart training with UKFast’s Head of Security

21.10.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

Many of us would like to think that we’re cyber-smart - that we wouldn’t open a spam email, be fooled by a spoof request, or click a malicious link. But consider that, in the last 12 months, only 18% of businesses have implemented additional training or communications since their…

Is it time for a permanent remote working solution?

19.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Back in April almost half of UK adults found themselves suddenly working from home. An unprecedented situation for most, the shift to mass remote working wasn’t the easiest of transitions. While few envisaged the situation continuing for a prolonged period, it’s now the end of October and we’ve been…

Dev Blog: Step by step open source in practice

16.10.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast R&D team member Tyler Woonton. In today's global world, there's a growing demand to ensure your applications work correctly around the clock. Many businesses, including UKFast, rely on open source frameworks like Laravel…

What is credential stuffing?

13.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Although it’s been around since at least 2014, credential stuffing is hitting the headlines increasingly more frequently these days. A variation of a brute force attack, this cyber-threat is often financially motivated, although it can also form part of bigger hacks,…

Digital transformations: The Covid catalyst

9.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Even before the pandemic hit, we were living in an increasingly digital world. The next generation are digitally savvy in a way many of us couldn’t have imagined in our youth, and the trajectory for that growth already seemed set to an impressive…