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Why do websites get hacked?

Posted by Andy Reading on 22 July 2016

In this article we explore the basics of website attacks, the motivation behind them, and some common ways in which attackers can get unauthorised access. This is not a technical article, and assumes no prior web security knowledge – it …

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Our recipe for WordPress security

Posted by Andy Reading on 22 July 2016

WordPress is a powerful and secure content management system (CMS) when used correctly. The quality and security of a WordPress-based website relies on the knowledge and approach of the developers. Castlegate IT are expert developers in WordPress and understand how …

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2016 so far: new clients, new sites, better support

Posted by John Hughes on 1 July 2016

2016 has seen Castlegate IT busier than ever—and we’re only half way through! We have taken on lots of new clients and completed lots of new projects for our existing clients, from small businesses to major national organisations. Not content …

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Case Study: Evidence for the Frontline

Posted by Andy Reading on 27 April 2016

There is a lot of academic research into the most effective approaches for teaching in schools. We were approached by a consortium including the Institute for Effective Education (IEE) and Sandringham School who wanted to develop an online system to bring this …

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Castlegate’s Community Fund supports York’s Floods Appeal

Posted by Richard Lane on 28 February 2016

Castlegate IT’s community fund was set up to donate to causes supported by our employees. We recognise that we benefit from thriving communities, whether they be locally here in York or globally in the open source movement. So it’s important to …

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