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How to Protect from SQL Injection Attacks

3.9.2019 by Charlotte Greene

With so many modern-day applications driven by data and easily accessible via the web, SQL injection vulnerabilities have become widespread and exploited simply by criminals. In the first quarter of 2019 alone, the UKFast Threat Monitoring service detected nearly 30,000 SQL injection attempts on our clients' servers. On a global scale, this type of cyber-attack affects millions of organisations every single day. Any data-driven applications employing an SQL database are potential targets, so what can you do to protect them? What are SQL injection attacks? Hackers craft a malicious SQL statement into input fields for execution by the underlying SQL…

Four Expert Tips to Avoid Phishing Attacks

23.7.2019 by Charlotte Greene

This morning, news broke that Lancaster University has suffered a personal data breach as a result of a phishing attack. The attack involved sending bogus invoices to undergrad applicants and proves that no matter the size of your business, charity…

Ransomware: 7 Ways to Protect Your Business

9.7.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Ransomware has been a steadily present cyber-threat since what feels like the beginning of time. Experts warn that the risk posed to businesses by ransomware won’t be slowing down anytime soon. Over recent months, a new breed of ransomware has…

Why GDPR Compliance? Ask British Airways

8.7.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Are you still catching up with your to-do list when it comes to maintaining GDPR compliance? Well, today’s news proves exactly why protecting your business data is still of utmost importance. About that £183 million fine… Today, the Information Commissioners…

3 Steps for Preparing Your Data for Brexit

25.6.2019 by Charlotte Greene

If you’re worried about what will happen to your business data after Brexit, then you’re not the only one. With some businesses already hit by the repercussions of Brexit uncertainty, encountering disrupted supply chains and collapsed trade deals, it’s crucial…

Expert Tips: June’s Security Threat Landscape

19.6.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Today we’re joined once again by UKFast security expert Sean. What are the most prevalent threats to your business right now?  And what are Sean’s top tips for staying cyber-secure this month? Let’s find out. The most common threats targeting…

Here’s Where Your Digital Marketing is Going Wrong

6.6.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Want advice from a panel of eCommerce experts in digital marketing, SEO, building the customer journey and more? Watch our FREE webinar: Skyrocket your eCommerce Business now! Is your digital marketing working as well as it should be? Are your consumers…

Five Top Tips for Improving Your SEO

13.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

We get it. Your online business is doing pretty well. You’ve got a steady level of traffic consistently making its way through your virtual shop doors. But how can you increase this traffic? And, more to the point, how can…

How to Build an Effective User Journey

12.4.2019 by Charlotte Greene

The user journey on your site is what determines whether or not your customers are going to buy your products. Can you really afford to lose customers before they reach the all-important ‘confirm purchase’ button? If your user journey could…

Top Tips for Drupal Users

18.7.2013 by Alice Cullen

Drupal is becoming increasingly more popular as a web development platform but how should you approach it if it’s all new to you? A panel of industry experts share their top tips. New Drupal users should take advantage of its…