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Q&A: Insights from the 2020 threat landscape

19.1.2021 by Yasmin Duggal

Download Cyber-Threat Statistics of 2020 Q4 here There’s no doubt that 2020 saw a huge increase in the number, scale and severity of cyber-attacks across the globe. Cybercriminals sought to capitalise on the effects of the pandemic – taking advantage of growing anxieties, surges in online shopping and the sudden shift to working from home in March. Internet usage soared, and opening up a wealth of opportunity for breaches and attacks.   So, how did UKFast’s SIEM platform fair against 2020’s threat landscape? We sat down (virtually) with Stephen Crow, our Head of Defence and Compliance, to chat about the unprecedented threat volume of 2020.   What was the most common attack type you saw in 2020 and why?  Attempted CMS login was the…

The worst data breaches of 2020

6.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

Last year was a steep learning curve for many businesses, not least of all when it came to cybersecurity. The pandemic caused a surge of cyber-attacks, many of which were targeted at exposing, stealing and/or selling data harvested during a breach of…

What Is Your Biggest Cybersecurity Fear?

28.11.2018 by Jenn Granger

The number of reported cybercrimes has increased exponentially over the past year with 43% of businesses reporting a cyber-breach between 2017 and 2018. With so many cybersecurity incidents being covered in the media and causing havoc in businesses large and…

When Two-Factor Authentication Goes Wrong

7.8.2018 by Jenn Granger

How often do you use Reddit to check the weirdest and most wonderful news on the web? Last week the vast message-boarding and news aggregation site reported a data breach on user and employee passwords, exposing the weaknesses of two-factor…

Your July Security Round-Up

10.7.2018 by Jenn Granger

Want to stay up to date with the latest news in cybersecurity and tech? Read the UKFast security round-up of the most important stories of the past week. Data breaches galore Last week’s NHS data breach affected 150,000 people. The…