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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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Not What It SIEMs. How SMEs Can Unlock the Power of Logs Without a SOC

Max Pritchard

Almost every single computing device, laptop, desktop, router, firewall, keeps a record of things that have changed over time. Borrowing from maritime parlance, we call these “logs”. Logs are ledgers of changes in state, recorded and stored in sequence, and can tell you a lot about what that computing device has been doing, why it has been doing it, and when.

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Protecting Energy and Utility Companies from DDoS Attacks

Lorna Fimia

Protecting UK energy and utility companies from cyber and distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks is a top priority for the government. Organizations responsible for critical national infrastructure have become a prime target for denial-of-service events; a DDoS attack is designed to overwhelm networks with bogus traffic and has the potential to cause massive utility outages and service disruption.

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Taking Care of The Little Things

Andy Powell

Resilient Firewalls, DDoS Mitigation, Multi-factor Authentication are the sexy parts of IT but can be easily brought down if the small things are ignored. By ‘small’ things I really mean the more mundane tasks linked to good IT security;

  • Anti-Virus
  • Admin Rights 
  • Patching
  • SSL Certificates
  • Testing

Anti-Virus

If your AV is not up-to-date and a network user accidentally clicks on a
link, opens an attachment or falls for a phishing scam, it could result in
a destructive virus spreading around the network, locking users out of
important data or destroying the data. 

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Top 6 Risks to the Enterprise from The Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT devices are everywhere and some businesses are only just starting to realise the security implications of so many unmanaged items on their network.  The number of IoT devices is forecast to increase five fold to 75 billion devices by 2025.  Couple the roll out of cellular IoT and faster 5G networks with vulnerable IoT devices, and you could be gifting hackers the ability to utilise compromised devices to launch DDoS attacks and/or deploy malware.

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