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Peak Season 2020: Stay secure this Black Friday

14.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

What do you get when you cross the biggest shopping day of the year with a year that’s already seen a record-breaking number of cyber-attacks? Over the last few years, the retail industry has experienced a growing number of increasingly damaging attacks and breaches during the peak period of Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the run…

Is lockdown helping to bridge the cyber-diversity gap?

11.9.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

On top of the pressing cyber-skills gap across the industry, there is an acknowledged lack of diversity in the UK’s cyber sector. Diversity breeds diversity – and for defence capabilities to continue advancing, it’s crucial the whole sector begins to employ a wider range of people from different backgrounds who can offer new perspectives and diverse skills.   The next generation of cyber professionals  The…

What is an intrusion detection system?

9.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

Navigating the ever-changing cyber-threat landscape is essential for businesses who want to survive in today’s digital world. For organisations looking to ramp up their cybersecurity, the range of options available can often be a source of confusion – what does each solution do, and which is…

MyUKFast Updates: September 

8.9.2020 by Laura Valentine

In an ongoing effort to streamline processes and enhance functionality for our customers, we’re continually updating and improving MyUKFast. In this month’s update we have lots of exciting launches and new features to share with you from across the platform.  Remote access VPN…

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…