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How Florida Town’s Cyber Security Near ‘Nightmare Scenario’ Can Inspire Positive Change

Arraya Insights| February 19, 2021

We usually measure cyberattacks in terms of records accessed or data lost, but the consequences could have been far more severe for one Florida town after hackers targeted its water treatment facility. Fortunately, the town avoided a “nightmare scenario.” Still, as one local official put it, the incident served as a reminder of the realities […]

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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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2 Ways Attackers Have Tweaked Ransomware to Make it Even More Effective

Arraya Insights| December 16, 2020

The ransomware playbook used to be fairly straightforward. Attackers would gain access to an organization’s data, lock it down, make their demands, and then wait to see if the bitcoin would roll in. And roll in it did. Ransomware has become a multi-billion dollar industry, one with an alarmingly low barrier to entry thanks to […]

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Coronavirus Scams: 9 Keys to Protecting Your Organization and Users

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| 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| 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| 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| 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| 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| 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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