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How the Dangers of Ransomware are Changing the Cyber Insurance Landscape

Arraya Insights| September 15, 2021

While cyber threats date back decades, 2021 saw an unprecedented increase. Ransomware attacks are leaving victims with financial consequences like we’ve never seen before. Even the U.S. government is stepping in to help improve the nation’s cyber security posture. Meanwhile, the relatively new cyber insurance industry is grappling with unprecedented demand, increased claims payouts, and […]

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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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More Efficient and More Secure? Inside Microsoft’s Evolving Cyber Security Catalog

Arraya Insights| March 23, 2021

Change is in the air for Microsoft’s cyber security portfolio. Beginning at last fall’s all-virtual Ignite conference, the company embraced a mission to help organizations more efficiently navigate and deploy its security catalog. We reached out to our in-house Microsoft experts to learn more about these changes and what they could mean for organizations eager […]

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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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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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Ransomware Attacks Spike Against Healthcare Facilities: How to Keep Yours Safe

Arraya Insights| December 14, 2020

Already bracing for a potentially long winter due to spiking COVID-19 cases, those in the healthcare industry could soon be forced to fight a battle on a different front. Last month, a trio of government agencies warned of “an increased and imminent cybercrime threat to U.S. hospitals and healthcare providers.” This comes as multiple institutions […]

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End of Support Looms for Adobe Flash: Is Your IT Environment Ready?

Arraya Insights| December 9, 2020

December 31, 2020 won’t just mark the end of what has been a trying year (to put it mildly), it’s also the day support will run out for a utility that was once a cornerstone of the internet. On that date, Adobe Flash will stop receiving updates and security patches. It’s an event that has […]

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How to Allow (and Perform) Self-Service Password Resets in Microsoft 365

Arraya Insights| November 25, 2020

To put it bluntly, no one enjoys password resets. For IT, they mean time away from more pressing tasks. The same is true for end users left locked out of their workdays, while they wait for the help desk to step in. It’s a time drain for both sides, but it’s one that can be […]

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SASE: What Is It and What Can It Do For You?

Arraya Insights| November 16, 2020

All Posts Coined by Gartner in the summer of 2019, SASE – short for Secure Access Service Edge and pronounced “sassy” – has become one of IT’s favorite buzzwords. Sure, it’s fun to say, but the appeal of SASE is far greater. SASE technology has real potential as a solution to a set of pain points that have been exacerbated since the term’s early days, […]

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Cisco ISE 3.0: Here’s What the New Release Can Do

Arraya Insights| November 9, 2020

Cisco released its third version of Identity Services Engine (ISE) back in September. If you are not familiar with Cisco ISE, it is an industry leading Network Access Control (NAC) system that provides security policy management and access to your network infrastructure. Cisco ISE enables you to gather real-time contextual information from the users and devices that […]

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