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Guest Blog: Sharing the burden of secure remote working

9.4.2021 by Guest

This guest post was authored by UKFast Head of Security and Compliance, Stephen Crow. The rapid shift to home working has left many SMEs at risk of rising security debt. As cybercriminals rushed to take advantage of widening security vulnerabilities, many businesses experienced a spike in phishing scams and other social engineering attacks. Overall, there’s been a 31% increase in cybercrime since the start of the pandemic. It’s not rocket science that home WiFi networks are less secure than business ones, but the adoption of multiple personal devices for work - paired with the need (and now desire) to work…

3 steps to eliminate security debt and protect remote workers

9.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

Alongside the devastating economic impact of the recent pandemic, hackers have been taking advantage of a predominantly remote workforce, launching more advanced cyberattacks.  In fact, in the UK £6.2 million has been lost to cyber scams in the past 12…

How to stay ahead of DDoS attacks

7.4.2021 by Laura Valentine

In the first half of 2020, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks rose by 151% compared to the previous year. Many attacks are grudge motivated and the pandemic's lockdowns gave cybercriminals more time to act out their grievances. DDoS attacks…

Ransomware: What we can learn from the CD Projekt Red hack?

24.2.2021 by Laura Valentine

CD Projekt Red, the studio behind the Cyberpunk 2077 video game, recently fell victim to a targeted cyber-attack. The Polish developer stated that “an unidentified actor gained unauthorised access to our internal network, collected certain data belonging to CD Projekt…

Compliance and security in the cloud

21.1.2021 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…

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…

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…

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…