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8 Cyber Security Blind Spots that Could Cost SMBs Big

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 5, 2019

No entity, no matter the size, can afford cyber security blind spots. The recent string of ransomware attacks targeting local governments has underscored that point. Hackers have gone after major cities like Baltimore and they’ve hit places the average person is less familiar with, like Lake City, FL. Despite the risks, many small-to-midsized municipalities, businesses, […]

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Safety in the Cloud with Dell EMC Data Protection for VMC on AWS

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 12, 2019

Back in the spring, we wrapped up a months-long deep dive into the features and benefits of VMC on AWS. Along the way, we covered NSX integration and native tools, as well as the solution’s ability to power migration simplification and disaster recovery. However, a topic came up at our recent Arraya Solutions Tech Summit […]

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When to Trust in TACACS+: 3 Use Cases

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| July 3, 2019

These days, everybody is looking for a cyber security silver bullet. Organizations want something flashy, new, and most importantly, capable of besting any threat or malicious actor that may cross its path. TACACS+ is none of those things. In truth, that perfect cyber security cure-all may never materialize. Instead, the most successful security postures use […]

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Keeping Your Organization Safe with Password Management and DUO 2FA

Brandon Levengood Brandon Levengood| June 27, 2019

Most cybersecurity experts will advise employees to keep their personal information off their company-issued devices. In fact, most companies’ acceptable use policies require it. Yet, despite the ample warnings and policies, employees continue to use their work devices for decidedly non-work purposes. With the growing popularity of remote working, road-warriors, bring your own device (BYOD), […]

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

Arraya Insights 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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3 Standout New Features in Cisco's Firepower 6.3 Release

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 21, 2019

Cisco recently released version 6.3, the latest iteration of software powering its Firepower family of cyber security solutions. Included as part of this update are several features that have long sat atop the wish lists of Cisco security shops. We caught up with members of our Network and Security team to learn more about what’s […]

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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 […]

5 Everyday Activities That Could Mask Malicious Behavior

Tom Clerici Tom Clerici| November 30, 2018

Thanksgiving is now in our rearview mirror and the excitement of the winter holidays is upon us. As we approach the end of the year, it’s fun to look back at all the things we accomplished – and perhaps finish some of those things we put off until we had more time. One of the […]

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Cisco Threat Grid: Keeping Malware Defense On-Prem

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| November 20, 2018

Every organization should be concerned about malware – although it seems some should be a little more concerned than others. Certain industries seem to land in its crosshairs far more often. Unfortunately for organizations in malware’s favorite verticals, building an effective cyber security plan can be complicated by the realities of life within those industries. […]

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Fact Checking Cyber Security’s 7 Scariest Urban Legends

Arraya Insights 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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