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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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CISO Perspective: Five Public Cloud Threats You’re Most Likely to Face

This month we are sharing a blog from our security partner Dome9 that takes a look at the five most likely public cloud threats.

The move to AWS and other public cloud services is a strategic initiative for many enterprises today. While companies rush to expand their cloud presence and use more cloud services, security considerations are lagging behind. 

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Ransomware Attack Scenario at “Shoes-4-U” – How Would You React?

Ever wondered what it’s like to experience a cyber-attack? Want to know what the warning signs are? This article recreates a typical ransomware attack scenario of what a business may go through in the first 24 hours when experiencing a data breach.

The Scenario

Fictional high street shoe retailer Shoes-4-U, with branches in every town nationwide, has recently received an email from a supplier.

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Laughing All The Way To The Bank – DDoS Attacks On The Rise

Lorna Fimia

How can banks protect themselves from DDoS attacks?

Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks in all sectors are becoming increasingly frequent; a 2018 study by Link11 found there were on average 102 attacks per day between April and June of this year. For banks, in particular, this is a worrying statistic due to the sensitive nature and sheer volume of private customer credentials they hold in their systems.

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Is AI The New Biggest Threat in DDoS?

Lorna Fimia

In the modern cyber threat landscape, distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are something witnessed all too often. They’ve been around for over 30 years now, wreaking havoc on systems and threatening every site on the Internet.

With the development of artificially intelligent technology, the frightening fact of the matter is that malicious actors will start to utilize artificial intelligence (AI) more and therefore attacks will become harder to defend against.

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The Importance of Web Application Security

This month we are sharing a blog from our security partner Oracle + Dyn that takes a look at web application security and what lies ahead.

Websites and apps are increasingly under attack, so effective web application security must be a top priority.

Before 2008, data breaches were somewhat rare, and most occurred because of human error, such as the loss of a laptop, a USB drive, or some other media.

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Will AI Take Over My Job?

Max Pritchard

Over the past couple of decades, since the birth of the web, automation of business processes has progressed at an exponential rate. Responding to public demand for services to be immediately available has been the difference between businesses thriving, or shutting down. One of the latest tools in the drive for organizations to automate and improve has been the recent impacts of machine learning techniques, known collectively (if incorrectly) as “Artificial Intelligence” or AI.

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