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Expert Week: Scott Helme

1.8.2017 by Al McCloud

Welcome to day two of our first Expert Week. We like to be in a constant state of learning here at UKFast, and there's no better way to educate ourselves than spending time in the company of experts. With cybersecurity at the top of the agenda for every online business, it seems the perfect time to get up to speed with all the ways that an attack can strike. Our second of five of experts over five days is Scott Helme. Scott is a security researcher, international speaker and author of his cybersecurity blog scotthelme.co.uk. Scott is also the founder of securityheaders.io and report-uri.io, two free…

Big Data Making Big Money

19.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

Big data has been on the business radar for quite a few years now; you can’t miss the term when looking into any aspect of business and tech. So what is the latest for big data? We took our round…

Could Cyber-Attacks Have Changed the Brexit Outcome?

18.4.2017 by Guest

Lately, we’ve been talking a lot about DDoS attacks and how they are affecting the world. We know they dramatically slow down an eCommerce site, which is a big deal if your livelihood relies on online sales. But how else are…

The GDPR deadline is on its way, but what about Brexit?

14.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

You may have heard the term GDPR banded about in the media quite a lot in recent months, but do you know what it is and how it applies to your business? Over a series of blogs – which kicked…

One Good Reason to Get Your Cybersecurity in Order

10.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

A data breach is amongst the worst things to befall a 21st century business. The consequences of a cyber-attack include significant loss of customers, irreparable reputational damage and, soon, significant fines under the GDPR. And that’s just scratching the surface.…

CentOS 5 and Ubuntu 12.04 End of Life Notice

6.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

I love a vintage treat, a nice retro designer jacket or racer bike from the seventies, but when it comes to technology it’s a different matter. Linux distro CentOS 5 reached ‘End of Life’ last week and operating system Ubuntu…

IT Storage and Security: The Future Forecast

4.4.2017 by Alice Cullen

You probably remember an influx of cyber-attack reports circulating the media last year (well frankly, they dominated the headlines). Over two billion records were stolen in 2016, and as we progress further into 2017 the question is: have we emerged…

The Top Take-Away Lessons from Unlocked Manchester

29.3.2017 by Alice Cullen

Yesterday hundreds of cyber-enthusiasts and business leaders descended on UKFast Campus to unlock the mystery of protecting your business online. The conference showcased the top experts in cybersecurity and business, with speakers including cyber analyst Graham Cluley, Lloyds Banking Group’s…

Unlocking Encryption

28.3.2017 by Alice Cullen

To encrypt or not to encrypt? That is the question! Well, it is one question among many when it comes to cybersecurity. After the Home Secretary raised concerns over encryption and data privacy relating to the fight against terrorism, encryption…

What is the Digital Strategy?

14.3.2017 by Penny Piper

Over the past year, the government has thrown UK businesses a fair few curveballs; with Brexit, the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Investigatory Powers Act causing changes in operations both short and long term. After we welcomed Minister for…