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Coronavirus Scams: 9 Keys to Protecting Your Organization and Users

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| April 20, 2020

Cyber scammers love a crisis and the current coronavirus outbreak is no exception. As employers and employees alike struggle to find their way in this new (and hopefully short-lived) reality, criminals are finding that business is booming. Fear and uncertainty are tools of their trade and both are, sadly, in ample supply. Compounding the problem […]

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Why You Need to Patch Your Windows 10, Server Instances ASAP

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| January 27, 2020

Heads up: Microsoft and the National Security Agency (NSA) just sounded the alarm on a newly-discovered Windows vulnerability, one that has left potentially hundreds of millions of devices open to attack. Designated CVE-2020-0601, it affects certificate validation within devices running Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, and Windows Server version 1803. Essentially, attackers […]

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

Arraya Insights 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 […]

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 […]

4 Calling Cards of a World Class Incident Response Plan

Arraya Insights 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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Cyber Attackers Hope to Upstage Athletes with Olympic-Sized Hack

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 21, 2018

The Olympics provide the world’s best athletes with an incomparable platform upon which to show off their skills and, this year, they’ve proven an irresistible target for hackers eager to do the same. In fact, according to new evidence, the efforts to hack the Pyeongchang games were ramping up long before the first medal was […]

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What the Equifax Breach Means for the Future of Securing Sensitive Data

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 12, 2017

There’s really no nice way to say it, what happened at Equifax last week was the biggest failure to safeguard public data to date. Yahoo had more records compromised, but those weren’t nearly as sensitive.  Furthermore, Equifax’s response has been characterized by Brian Krebs, a leading security expert, as a “dumpster fire.” Krebs goes on […]

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Arraya Protects Managed Services Customers from WannaCry

Thomas York Thomas York| June 2, 2017

A fair amount of digital ink has been spent recounting the ransomware attack known as WannaCry and its effects on the global market.  Ransomware attacks are nothing new; revenues obtained from these attacks exceed 1 billion annually, with previous examples such as 2015’s CryptoWall earning $325 million alone.  What is new is IT’s acknowledgement of […]

6 Proven Hacker-Repelling Ways for Manufacturers to Secure an ICS

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 10, 2017

Even though they don’t provide the same immediate financial payoff as businesses in other industries, manufacturers remain a favorite target of cyber criminals. Rather than directly stealing money, attacks may focus on disabling systems and causing damage to critical infrastructure. Criminals may also have their eyes on intellectual property or internal operational information as part […]

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ISE’s Easy Connect Lives Up to its Name, but is it Right for You?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 3, 2017

Take note: Mobility spending is expected to total $1.57 trillion worldwide this year, with growth projected through at least 2020, according to research by IDC. That figure covers hardware, software, and associated services. Considering the value mobile workforces bring to businesses, this investment does make sense. However, from IT’s perspective, it presents certain challenges. Organizations […]