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Security Breaches from the Attacker’s POV: What You Need to Know

Arraya Insights| March 3, 2016

IT security pros: “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.” Sun Tzu wrote that in “The Art of War.” Even though he didn’t have corporate digital security in mind when he did, it’s still a quote that should ring true in the fight against […]

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Audit Identifies Security Gaps 3 Weeks Before Historic Breach

Arraya Insights| April 15, 2015

Time is of the essence when it comes to plugging gaps in your IT security. Just ask Premera Blue Cross. Last spring, federal auditors combed through Premera’s systems and uncovered a number of shortcomings. Flash forward three weeks: the issues hadn’t been addressed and hackers took advantage, potentially gaining access to the personal, financial and […]

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Microsoft Hikes Price for Supporting Aging Operating System

Arraya Insights| February 27, 2015

Just in case companies didn’t have enough incentive as it is, Microsoft could be about to add yet another reason to hurry up and migrate systems off of Windows XP and onto a more modern operating system. There are new rumblings that custom support for the aging operating system could cost companies even more once […]

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Cisco Study Reveals Perception Gap on IT Security

Arraya Insights| February 19, 2015

You’ve heard of the generation gap, well, it turns out there’s also an IT-security-perception gap. The name doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, but here’s how it works: Ask IT leaders about the state of their companies’ security and there’s a decent chance they’ll reply with a rosy image. Ask companies’ lower level […]

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Examining the True Scope of the Sony Hack

Arraya Insights| February 11, 2015

The fallout from last year’s Sony Pictures hack is starting to take shape and so far the cost hasn’t been all that bad. Well, at least financially-speaking, anyway. Sony revealed it has budgeted a mere $15 million to cover “investigation and remediation costs” stemming from the breach. First things first, we should probably point out […]

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Unprecedented Healthcare Data Breach Puts 80M at Risk

Arraya Insights| February 9, 2015

Even though many of us are still struggling with remembering to write 2015 and not 2014, we may already have a winner for the biggest hack of the New Year. That unfortunate distinction falls on the Indianapolis, IN-based Anthem, Inc. Anthem, the nation’s second-biggest health insurer, has announced a data breach which could affect a truly staggering […]

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Will 2015 Be the End of the Line for Email?

Arraya Insights| January 15, 2015

Stop us if you’ve heard this one before: “This year will be the year the business world finally kicks email to the curb and embraces a newer, more secure alternative communication tool.” It’s one of the tech field’s favorite yearly prognostications and thus far email has continued to go strong. So, will 2015 finally be […]

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Theories Abound on Motive for Sony Pictures Hack

Arraya Insights| January 2, 2015

Right now there are nearly as many theories about who hacked Sony Pictures as there are people signing up at their local gyms to get started on those New Year’s resolutions. Even though the FBI is still steadfastly convinced North Korea’s fingerprints are all over the attack, another theory has been gaining steam lately. The […]

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Advancing Health IT Security and Interoperability: 3 Targets

Arraya Insights| December 30, 2014

Our recent posts on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s “Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020” have covered the scope of the plan and gone in depth on one of its top goals, namely, expanding the adoption of health IT. In this post, we’re […]

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Missed Upgrade Leads to JPMorgan Chase Cyber Attack

Arraya Insights| December 29, 2014

Your network security has been breached and your company’s sensitive data is in the hands of cyber crooks. That in and of itself is a bad enough spot to be in, but the salt in the wound? Hearing security experts say that a simple fix could have prevented the attack in the first place. It’s […]

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