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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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DDoS Attack Simulation: Preparing For Large-Scale DDoS Attacks

Large-scale DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) botnet attacks are on the rise. Akamai, to take one recent example, has reported five attacks greater than 300 Gbps in the final few months of 2016.1 And it’s not all down to the latest cyber threat that’s keeping the security community awake at night: large-scale botnets built from everyday Internet of Things devices.

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DDoS Enters the Terabit Era: A Round-up of New Year Predictions for 2017 (Part 2)

Turning to predictions concerning the technical side of DDoS attacks in 2017, there is near unanimity over the escalating threat from insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices. As we found at the tail end of 2016, large scale DDoS attacks are being facilitated by IoT botnets running the Mirai malware system (for example, the 21st October Dyn attack).

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DDoS Enters the Terabit Era: A Round-up of New Year Predictions for 2017 (Part 1)

What does the forthcoming year hold for Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS)?

Whilst we don’t possess a crystal ball at activereach® we do pride ourselves on keeping up with the latest thinking and, of course, we are in daily touch with our customers who are at the sharp end of this malicious form of cyberattack.

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A Survival Guide to DDoS Attacks: Ignore at Your Peril

Avoid DDoS attacks BEFORE they hurt your business

DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service, attacks are a clear and present threat to businesses of all sizes and in all sectors. DDoS attacks aim to knock web services and network connectivity offline by bombarding servers with millions of packets and requests that overload their target’s ability to handle them.

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