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

Arraya Insights 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 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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Sunburst/Solorigate Aftermath: 4 Lessons Learned from the SolarWinds Breach

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 21, 2020

Organizations everywhere are only just beginning to come to terms with the Sunburst/Solorigate compromise. Even at this stage, it’s clear the backdoor into SolarWinds’ Orion network monitoring and management platform represents one of the most substantial cyber security breaches in recent memory. SolarWinds’ client list reads like a who’s who of the public and private […]

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

Arraya Insights 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 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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Cyber Insurance Gap May Leave Merck Hanging After NotPetya

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| December 10, 2019

During the summer of 2017, pharmaceutical giant Merck was one of countless companies, around the world hit by the most devastating cyber-attack in history: NotPetya. Initially masquerading as ransomware, NotPetya turned out to be far worse: a strain of malware designed to destroy systems rather than hold them hostage. The toll NotPetya inflicted on Merck […]

Why Phishing Campaigns Succeed - And How to Fight Back

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 25, 2019

Here’s an encouraging stat: Nearly all (99%) of email-based threats like phishing are totally harmless in and of themselves. In order to become dangerous, they require some type of user interaction, whether that’s clicking on a link, opening an attachment, etc. Yet, email remains a highly popular and lucrative attack vector. In fact, phishing ranks […]

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Arraya Insights Radio: Cyber Security Incidents: An Audio Survival Guide 

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 9, 2019

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 15: Cyber Security Incidents: An Audio Survival Guide Cyber Security incidents have become dangerously common. There’s plenty of research supporting that statement, but perhaps the most meaningful proof can be found by scanning recent industry headlines. On this episode of Arraya Insights Radio, we speak to two of our in-house security experts: […]

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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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