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The Top 8 Security Fails to Avoid to #BeCyberSmart

Arraya Insights| October 5, 2021

Cyber Security Awareness Month was launched in 2004 by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Since then, this topic has become even more important as cyber-attacks continue to surge in recent years. A combination of our growing reliance on technology, the worldwide pandemic, and lucrative ransom demands are contributing to this increase.   Continued education and awareness are key […]

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How the Dangers of Ransomware are Changing the Cyber Insurance Landscape

Arraya Insights| September 15, 2021

While cyber threats date back decades, 2021 saw an unprecedented increase. Ransomware attacks are leaving victims with financial consequences like we’ve never seen before. Even the U.S. government is stepping in to help improve the nation’s cyber security posture. Meanwhile, the relatively new cyber insurance industry is grappling with unprecedented demand, increased claims payouts, and […]

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The White House Addresses Ransomware: 6 Security Practices to Implement Now

Arraya Insights| September 7, 2021

The 2020’s have been off to a tumultuous start. As the COVID-19 pandemic battles on, another pandemic has been riding its wave. Industries of all types have been feeling the effects of increased cyber-attacks, specifically related to ransomware, and there are no signs that these attacks will slow anytime soon.   Ransomware is commonly spread through phishing scams, in which a malicious actor tricks the […]

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Arraya Insights Vodcast Episode 5: Tales from the CryptoLocker

Arraya Insights| July 1, 2021

In this episode of the Arraya Insights Vodcast, our panel looks at the cyber threat landscape. Specifically, they delve into ransomware, cyber security preparedness, incident response, cyber insurance and more. Hosted by Chuck Kiessling, Senior Director, Presales Solutions, this episode’s panel includes Scott Brion (Director, Cyber Security), Mike Piekarski (Enterprise Security Architect), and Keith Wood […]

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Ransomware isn’t Going Away - Make it Less of a Threat with Dell EMC PowerProtect Cyber Recovery

Arraya Insights| February 5, 2021

If there’s one technology topic most of us probably would have liked to leave back in 2020, it’s ransomware. Given how lucrative the technology has become, it’s doubtful cyber criminals will be open to the idea of letting it fade from headlines anytime soon. Whether they’re able to keep up last year’s pace, in which […]

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Why Phishing Campaigns Succeed - And How to Fight Back

Arraya Insights| September 25, 2019

Here’s an encouraging stat: Nearly all (99%) of email-based threats like phishing are totally harmless in and of themselves. In order to become dangerous, they require some type of user interaction, whether that’s clicking on a link, opening an attachment, etc. Yet, email remains a highly popular and lucrative attack vector. In fact, phishing ranks […]

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Worse than Ransomware? CISOs Share their Biggest 2018 Concern

Arraya Insights| February 1, 2018

Data breaches, cyber attacks, ransomware – these things undoubtedly weigh heavily on the minds of modern day CISOs, but not as heavily as one might think. All three of those perennial hot button issues fell short of the top spot in a recent study by The Ponemon Institute of the biggest concerns security and technology […]

How to Overcome the Panic Behind Meltdown and Spectre

Arraya Insights| January 5, 2018

It’s not uncommon for news agencies to sensationalize stories around major cyber security vulnerabilities and potential hacks that could occur. The latest craze is around Meltdown and Spectre.  Heck the names even sound cool and dangerous. The complexities and mystique around what hackers are doing can often times worry those that don’t necessarily have a […]

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All CEOs Should Pay Attention to Equifax Firings – They May Be Next

Arraya Insights| September 19, 2017

Nobody was surprised when it was announced this weekend that the chief information officer and chief security officer were both out at Equifax. We all knew that was going to happen because those two roles always get terminated after a major breach. Clearly, it’s always the CIO and CSO’s fault, right…or is it? I’ve never […]

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Combating Malware: Advanced Threats Call for an Advanced Solution

Arraya Insights| September 4, 2015

Malware is everywhere. In fact, take the number of malware events from 2014 – roughly 170 million, according to the 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon – and divide that by the number of seconds in a year and the result is an average of five malware events per second. Of course, as the study points […]