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NCSC Guidance On Preparing For A Denial Of Service Attack

Alastair Horner

Distributed Denial of Service or DDoS is an attack where there is an attempt to render an online service unavailable by overwhelming it with traffic from multiple distributed sources.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is a pivotal organization in cyber security advice and supports the most critical organizations in the UK, the wider public sector, industry, SMEs and the general public.

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DoH!

Iain Westwood

DoH, or DNS over HTTPS to be precise, has featured in mainstream media in recent weeks. Both Mozilla and Google have confirmed that their Firefox and Chrome browsers will be implementing DoH by default but what exactly is it and why does it have ISP’s worried?

To recap, DNS (or the Domain Name System) is used to translate a human-readable host address such as www.activereach.net to its underlying IP address that your computer can connect to in order to receive content.  

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Make your Endpoint Protection work smarter not harder with SOAR

Oliver Sears

When we hear the term ‘Endpoint Security’ we often think of making sure your organization is protected from malicious actors and cyberattacks attacking via an endpoint. This involves making sure that all the access points into an organization’s critical systems and physical devices are protected from unauthorized access to prevent damage to the rest of the network.

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20 Years of DDoS attacks

Oliver Sears

1999 marked the first recorded case of a distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. A small set of computers which were infected with malware attacked, and took offline, the entire network of the University of Minnesota. Fast forward 20 years and DDoS attacks have evolved into a much larger and more significant security threat to today’s organisations.

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Join Us For The activereach Fantasy Premier League 19/20

After a great 18/19 season, our most successful to date, activereach will be hosting another custom Fantasy Premier League. It is completely free to take part and activereach will donate £250 to the charity of the winner’s choice at the end of the season.

If you already take part in the official Fantasy Premier League game then you know the drill.

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CrowdStrike’s Adam Meyers on eCrime Actors’ Pivot to Ransomware

Sharon Holland

A recent article on Dark Reading by VP of Intelligence Adam Meyers at our partner Crowdstrike is titled “The Big E-Crime Pivot.” It puts forth the argument that cybercriminals “have begun to recognize that enterprise ransomware offers tremendous financial advantage over the more traditional tactics of wire fraud and account takeover.”

For those that don’t have time to read the full article, we have collated some of the highlights:

What is the Pivot?

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