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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…

Compliance and security in the cloud

18.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

Download our Buyer's Guide: Leveraging the Power of the Cloud Despite cloud adoption increasing at a faster pace than ever before, many modern organisations remain concerned about the security of data in the cloud. While cloud security should never be an afterthought, this lingering fear is ungrounded. When it comes to data…

Revealed: The Threat Trends of 2020

14.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

The onset of the pandemic presented a whole host of new opportunities for hackers, making 2020 a bumper year for cybercrime. Seeking to take advantage of the uncertainty of the time and the rise in remote working, cybercriminals found ever more devious ways…

2020 in review: Preparing for growth in 2021

7.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

The end of 2020 is in sight, and it’s fair to say it’s not a moment too soon for most of us. This year has been challenging for all sectors but, at UKFast, we like to find the positive in any situation. 2020 has taught businesses across…

Q3 2020’s most common cyber-attacks explained

16.11.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

View the complete Q3 2020 Threat Report Over the course of Q3 2020, UKFast's Threat Vision platform prevented 8.5 million cyber-attacks from eventualising across our clients’ networks. Using the data collected between July and August, we were able to identify the three most common cyber-attack vectors…

New VMware vulnerabilities identified

21.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Yesterday, VMware announced that they were rolling out several updates in order to remediate multiple vulnerabilities identified in their products. The vulnerabilities were privately reported and range in severity from moderate to critical. Further information, patches and workarounds are detailed here.   The CVEs and affected products are as follow:  CVE-2020-3981 (important) …

Cyber-smart training with UKFast’s Head of Security

21.10.2020 by Yasmin Duggal

Many of us would like to think that we’re cyber-smart - that we wouldn’t open a spam email, be fooled by a spoof request, or click a malicious link. But consider that, in the last 12 months, only 18% of businesses have implemented additional training or communications since their…

What is credential stuffing?

13.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Although it’s been around since at least 2014, credential stuffing is hitting the headlines increasingly more frequently these days. A variation of a brute force attack, this cyber-threat is often financially motivated, although it can also form part of bigger hacks,…

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…