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DDoS Attacks: A History of their Evolution

16.4.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Over the last two decades, dramatic changes in the tech industry have altered the changing landscape of advancing cyber-attacks. The threat of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks is increasing and evolving. But where did it all begin? Let’s find out. Let’s refresh ourselves on DDoS attacks A DDoS attack occurs when an attacker attempts to make it impossible for a service to be delivered. This is done by denying access to servers, devices, services, networks or applications. In a DoS (Denial of Service) attack, one system sends malicious data or requests to a server. In a more complex DDoS…

Expert Advice for Bolstering Your Cybersecurity

4.4.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Over the past seven weeks, we’ve invited a whole host of cybersecurity specialists to take part in our security-themed webinar series: Your Cybersecurity Guide for 2019. This informative series is packed full of expert insight and advice, designed to help…

UKFast’s BASEfund: Build a Safer Environment

3.4.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Ten years ago, we introduced BASEfund to help our clients with the cost of implementing essential cybersecurity measures. With cyber-threats becoming a mainstream topic in the last few years, it was a huge step towards ensuring our UKFast community was…

Cybersecurity: What is SIEM Software?

2.4.2019 by Charlotte Greene

SIEM software is a hot topic in the current tech landscape. Cybercrime threatens organisations of all sizes around the world. Therefore it’s important for businesses to be able to monitor malicious behaviour. So, what if your business could view all…

Your Top Three UKFast Webinars: March 2019

29.3.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This month, we’ve welcomed specialists from a vast array of organisations to the UKFast webinar set for some very interesting and topical discussions. As always, if you miss a live webinar there’s no need to fret! Every episode is available…

Cybersecurity Trends: What is Siegeware?

7.3.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Senior cybersecurity researcher Stephen Cobb recently published an article on siegeware, a rising threat to organisations around the world. The article asks what you would do if you received a text that read: “We have hacked all the control systems…

A Rise in Online Crime: Key Findings from 2018

6.3.2019 by Charlotte Greene

A 2019 threat report has highlighted the most concerning trends in online crime. The report is an insight into the ever-changing world of cybercrime. It reveals crucial statistics that help businesses to stay up-to-date with the most common cyber-attack methods.…

Cybersecurity Trends: What is Purple Teaming?

18.2.2019 by Charlotte Greene

In a recent UKFast Cybersecurity Predictions webinar, the experts anticipated that purple teaming is set to be the next point of focus in 2019. But what is this new buzzword to hit the cybersecurity world? First, Blue and Red Teaming…

Why TLS 1.3 Makes Your Data More Secure

6.2.2019 by Charlotte Greene

It’s time for our weekly UKFast Guest Blog, and today we’re on the topic of TLS 1.3. If you’ve never heard the term before, TLS stands for Transport Layer Security. It’s what makes communication across computer networks and the internet…

Crimeware-as-a-Service: The Real Cyber-Threat

4.2.2019 by Charlotte Greene

It’s no secret that cyber-attacks have grown in frequency, sophistication and scale over the last decade or so. And while we can put this down to better reporting of attacks or more data readily available to tempt criminals, there is…