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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…

Digital Nomadism: Has the pandemic led to the rise of a remote working culture?

19.3.2021 by Laura Valentine

Travelling as part of your job was once limited to aircrews and global salespeople. But today, with a laptop, a passport and some remote working essentials, you can explore and earn in equal harmony. Currently, tens of millions of people…

4 WFH lessons we learned in lockdown

28.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

In April 2020, 46.6% of the working UK population were working from home in some capacity. 86% of those did so because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was just four weeks after Britain entered lockdown for the first time, and…

Is remote working helping productivity in the public sector?

26.1.2021 by Laura Valentine

Many of us have worked from home at some point during 2020, hosting virtual meetings, attending online events and often sharing sensitive documents with colleagues over the internet. Forced to adapt, as the months have passed, remote working has quietly began to feel like…

Technostress: How to stay focussed when WFH

4.12.2020 by Laura Valentine

You may never have heard of it, but technostress has been around for a while. First defined in 1984, this unique kind of stress relates to the feeling of overwhelm caused by an overload of technology and too much digital interaction.  …

How can the public sector work from home securely?

20.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused disruption in every aspect of our lives and, for many of us, the biggest change has occurred in our working lives. Following the official advice to work from home wherever possible, remote working has become the…

What is virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)?

6.11.2020 by Laura Valentine

In 2020, the pandemic has shifted the way we work, perhaps forever. Much of the UK’s workforce has found itself working from home for the first time, and businesses across the country have been forced to quickly facilitate mass remote working.   For those now…

WFH tips from UKFast’s Head of HR

2.11.2020 by Guest

This guest blog is authored by UKFast Head of HR, Rebecca Crawford. We've all been working from home longer than expected now. For many, the novelty has long worn off and living through a pandemic is putting individuals under extra stress in both personal and…

Is it time for a permanent remote working solution?

19.10.2020 by Laura Valentine

Back in April almost half of UK adults found themselves suddenly working from home. An unprecedented situation for most, the shift to mass remote working wasn’t the easiest of transitions. While few envisaged the situation continuing for a prolonged period, it’s now the end of October and we’ve been…