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6 Security Lessons Learned from Marriott’s Massive Data Breach

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 6, 2018

Last week, buried predictably on a Friday, Marriott revealed it – and, by extension, its guests, had been the victim of a truly massive data breach. All told, the hospitality giant believes attackers gained access to data on some 500 million guests who stayed at its Starwood properties over the past four years. For roughly 327 […]

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5 Everyday Activities That Could Mask Malicious Behavior

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| November 30, 2018

Thanksgiving is now in our rearview mirror and the excitement of the winter holidays is upon us. As we approach the end of the year, it’s fun to look back at all the things we accomplished – and perhaps finish some of those things we put off until we had more time. One of the […]

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Cisco Threat Grid: Keeping Malware Defense On-Prem

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 20, 2018

Every organization should be concerned about malware – although it seems some should be a little more concerned than others. Certain industries seem to land in its crosshairs far more often. Unfortunately for organizations in malware’s favorite verticals, building an effective cyber security plan can be complicated by the realities of life within those industries. […]

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Fact Checking Cyber Security’s 7 Scariest Urban Legends

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 18, 2018

The weeks leading up to Halloween have always been perfect for retelling urban legends and other scary tales. Since October is also National Cyber Security Awareness Month, these stories don’t only have to focus on creeping monsters and vengeful spirits. Instead, they can be about truly terrifying things, like the hacker who, it turns out, was […]

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IoT Security: How Two Sides Want to Solve the Problem

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| October 3, 2018

With trends indicating IoT’s reach may grow from 15 billion connected devices as of 2015 all the way up to 75 billion connected devices in 2025, it’s never been more important to have the IoT security talk. After all, that figure represents the network inroads and the computing might that, if left exposed, will be […]

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Encryption-Based Cyber Attacks Are Increasing: How to Stay Safe

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 26, 2018

Encryption’s popularity has gone through the roof over the past few years, however, it may not be the cyber security silver bullet some hope. The volume of encrypted traffic traversing the web has increased roughly 90% each year since 2015. If those year-over-year growth patterns hold true, Gartner forecasts that, come 2019, 80% of all […]

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Overconfidence and 7 Other Deadly SMB Cyber Security Sins

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 20, 2018

A gap seems to be forming between what businesses believe about their cyber resiliency and the reality of the situation. Actually, calling it a gap may be underselling it. In its report titled Cyber Security: Can Overconfidence Lead to an Extinction Event?, Solar Winds found 87% of businesses rate their cyber security defenses as “average or […]

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Coming to America? California Passes GDPR Copycat Bill

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 12, 2018

GDPR only went into effect in late May, but it’s already inspired like-minded data privacy legislation on this side of the Atlantic. California, America’s technological heartland, recently signed off on a law that will give consumers greater control over their personal data. Much like GDPR before it, the new law’s impact could be widespread. While […]

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Cyber Security Worst Practices – 9 Must-Break User Habits

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| June 5, 2018

People can be a business’s greatest asset, but they can also be its biggest cyber security liability. Cyber criminals are drawn to the path of least resistance and, when compared to today’s highly advanced security solutions, that’s often what users represent. Unfortunately, users have done little to diminish that reputation. Instead, many have developed bad […]

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6 Ways Duo MFA Helps You Be More Secure and User-Friendly

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 22, 2018

Rolling out a multifactor authentication (MFA) solution such as the one offered by Duo is a good way to reinforce a cyber security weak point: end users. That is, of course, unless users find this added security to be a productivity roadblock. Should that happen, they may attempt to circumvent it or petition upper management […]

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