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The activereach blog offers education and inspiration in #security and #connectivity. Our aim is to share vital knowledge with business professionals across all functions – so that they can understand the impact of emerging technology trends and gain insight into how these could be adopted in their organisations.

All content is our own, created by our salesteam, support engineers, tech consultants, and directors. We also pick the best of our technology partners’ blogs, re-published with their kind permission. Opinions expressed are the authors’ own. Comments gratefully received at marketing@activereach.net.

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Why Financial Services needs Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

Sharon Holland

Financial Services Still A Prime Target

Despite spending many millions of pounds on security, financial services organizations continue to be one of the top targets for cybercriminals, with cyber-incident reports from the UK finance sector increasing by 1,000% in 2018.  The access to the vast amounts of money that the financial industry trades and controls, along with the sensitive personal information they store, continues to make them a prime target.

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Cyber Security Threats in a Digitally Transformed World

John Clark

The trend for digital systems replacing older technology is far from new. In the past, when newspapers moved from a traditional, labour intensive approach where typesetters had a job for life, to computer aided production, we probably would have termed it “replacing with new technology”. However, the rate at which the current wave of “digital transformation”, as we now term it, is sweeping through many industries is hugely significant, both in its effect on those companies involved and in the way it exposes them to threats and vulnerabilities in today’s Internet connected world.

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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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