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What 2020 Taught Us About Cyber Security In Education

Arraya Insights| April 1, 2021

It’ll likely be some time before the full story of how COVID-19 has impacted K-12 education is written. However, researchers have at least begun to understand the pandemic’s effects on school districts from a cyber security perspective. It’ll come as no surprise that the threat landscape they faced in 2020 looked very different than those […]

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Sunburst/Solorigate Aftermath: 4 Lessons Learned from the SolarWinds Breach

Arraya Insights| December 21, 2020

Organizations everywhere are only just beginning to come to terms with the Sunburst/Solorigate compromise. Even at this stage, it’s clear the backdoor into SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring and management platform represents one of the most substantial cyber security breaches in recent memory. SolarWinds’ client list reads like a who’s who of the public and private […]

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Arraya Insights Radio: Cyber Security 2020: Refocusing for the New Year

Arraya Insights| November 27, 2019

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 17: Cyber Security 2020: Refocusing for the New Year Cyber Security was a hot topic all year long and next year promises to be more of the same. More of the same, but also different. On this episode of Arraya Insights Radio, Thomas York, Senior Director of IT Operations, welcomes a […]

Microsoft Ditches Mandatory Password Expiration: What to Do Instead

Arraya Insights| June 18, 2019

Earlier this month, Microsoft issued an exciting announcement regarding passwords. Now, “exciting” and “passwords” aren’t two things that normally find themselves together in the same sentence. However, this news is the most significant change in Microsoft’s password policy recommendations in nearly three decades. In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced plans to remove regular mandatory […]

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Citrix, Equifax, and How to Data Breach-Proof Your Business

Arraya Insights| March 13, 2019

Last week, Citrix became the latest victim of a high-profile data breach while Equifax, a perennial cyber security punching bag, was raked over the coals by Congress. Both stories represent valuable learning opportunities for organizations seeking to avoid a similar fate. Let’s review each story, then we’ll share some insights into how companies can protect […]

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6 Security Lessons Learned from Marriott’s Massive Data Breach

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 […]

Fact Checking Cyber Security’s 7 Scariest Urban Legends

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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4 Calling Cards of a World Class Incident Response Plan

Arraya Insights| April 24, 2018

One of the great truths in cyber security, just like in life, is that there’s nothing wrong with expecting the best – as long as you make sure to prepare for the worst. Recent research by The Ponemon Institute, however, suggests far too many businesses are expecting the best cyber security-wise and simply leaving it at that. […]

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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 […]

5 Steps to Get Your Cyber Security Program on Track in 2018

Arraya Insights| January 3, 2018

I hear organizations say it every year – “This is the year we’re going to get serious about security.”  They usually mean it, too. Unfortunately, whether it’s due to the day-to-day drudgery of “keeping the lights on” or the pressure to innovate elsewhere in the business, they often fail to execute on those good intentions. […]

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