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Brexit: Update for .eu domain holders

7.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

As the end of the Brexit transition period draws closer, last week saw an update from EURid about the status of UK registrants holding .eu domain names. On 1st October, EURid contacted all affected registrants by email, advising they would have until the end of this year…

Why get involved in open source development?

5.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Forget Halloween, October is all about Hacktoberfest! The annual event is a great reminder of all the reasons to get involved with open source development, shining light on the growing community of students, developers and businesses making exciting contributions.   What is open source development?  Opensource…

UKFast Updates: G-Cloud 12, WAF upgrades & more

2.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

September has flown by and, while lockdown restrictions continue to affect the whole of the UK, we’ve been hard at work at UKFast, continuing to seek out improvements and upgrades across our services. Read on to find out what we’ve been up to over the…

European Cybersecurity Month 2020

30.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

In the world of cybersecurity, 1st October means just one thing – the start of European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM). For 2020, ‘Think Before U Click’ is the official motto of ECSM, highlighting the role of the individual in cybersecurity, and the part each of us plays in keeping…

Guest Blog: Why SEO is more important than ever

28.9.2020 by Guest

This guest post was authored by Mark Blackhurst, Co-Founder of Digital Next. Businesses across the globe are slowly coming to terms with the ‘new normal’ and keen to make sure they take their first steps into a post-pandemic world with their…

How the tech sector is set to lead economic recovery

25.9.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

It’s without doubt that the tech sector has kept our personal lives manageable – and, at times, entertaining – over the last six months. Where would we be without countless Zoom calls every Friday night, without 30-minute food delivery on our smart phones,…

How secure is the cloud in 2020?

23.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Despite increasing levels of adoption by organisations of all sizes, cloud solutions continue to be plagued by misconceptions about their security. It’s still commonly assumed that the cloud offers a less secure option compared to on-premises infrastructure. So, how does it really shape up, and what…

#BacktoBasics: What is vulnerability scanning? 

21.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Cybersecurity remains high on the agenda for businesses navigating the unprecedented landscape of 2020. With cybercriminals phishing to take advantage of the pandemic, and the shift to remote working creating new opportunities for hackers, cyber-attacks are booming.   We’re going back to the basics of cybersecurity…

Comparing colocation and managed web hosting

18.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

For businesses that rely on the power and performance of dedicated servers, one of the biggest choices they face when setting up infrastructure is whether to choose colocation or managed web hosting. Both options provide an off-premises solution, offering greater scalability, security and cost-effectiveness than on-prem servers.   The main difference…

Microsoft Netlogon Vulnerability: How to stay safe

17.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

On Friday 11th August Microsoft announced a phased two-part security update to address a recently identified vulnerability affecting Netlogon. The first stage of the update is underway, with the second phase expected in Q1 2021. Whilst Microsoft has known about the vulnerability since August, a Proof…