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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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Workforce Stress: Are You Looking After Your IT Staff?

Mental health in the workplace is increasingly becoming recognised by CEOs and MDs across the globe, with businesses finding that happier employees means increased productivity. However, it is still a largely unaddressed issue that cannot be ignored. Stress seems to be considered normal; in his 2018 book, Jeremy Pfeffer refers to long working hours as a necessity for employees wanting to advance in their career.

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Commercial DDoS Testing vs DDoS for Hire and Open-Source Testing

Lorna Fimia

DDoS (distributed denial of service) tests are a great way to identify any problems you may have in local or cloud-based mitigation. By simulating a real attack, you can see how malicious actors could infiltrate your systems and carry out a DDoS attack or perpetrate a data breach.

There are numerous different ways to launch a DDoS attack test;

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Optimizing Your Security: Are You Prepared For A Cyber-Attack?

Mike Revell

According to the Global Cybersecurity Status Report conducted by ISACA International in 2015, just 38% of global organizations claim they are prepared to handle a sophisticated cyber-attack. This scarily small figure shows just how at risk we are. Cyber-attacks are becoming increasingly common; a 2017 Malwarebytes report found that the frequency of ransomware attacks alone has increased by nearly 2000% in the past 2 years.

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