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4 Reasons Multi-Factor Authentication is One of the Most Important Security Practices to Implement

Arraya Insights| October 19, 2021

Technology continues to infiltrate our lives in new ways. With every advancement in technology, new cyber threats follow. While many of these advancements impact our lives for the better, they also open another door for a potential cyber vulnerability.   As we move into the end of the year, there are high hopes for better times ahead. […]

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Microsoft to Disable Basic Authentication in October 2022: Here's How to Prepare

Arraya Insights| October 12, 2021

Microsoft has announced that they’ll be turning off Basic Authentication permanently, as of October 1, 2022. This will be turned off for all protocols in all tenants for Exchange Online. Your Exchange account hosts your work emails, contacts, and calendar.   Basic authentication (also known as proxy authentication) requires only a username and a password for client access requests. The username and password are often stored locally on the device.   While […]

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The Top 8 Security Fails to Avoid to #BeCyberSmart

Arraya Insights| October 5, 2021

Cyber Security Awareness Month was launched in 2004 by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Since then, this topic has become even more important as cyber-attacks continue to surge in recent years. A combination of our growing reliance on technology, the worldwide pandemic, and lucrative ransom demands are contributing to this increase.   Continued education and awareness are key […]

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Ask a Tech: Microsoft to End Support for Basic Authentication

Arraya Insights| April 16, 2020

As part of the company’s ongoing efforts to boost security throughout its solution portfolio, Microsoft has announced that, during the second half of 2021, it will pull the plug on basic authentication in Exchange Online. From that point on, applications and user identities must be validated via – what else? – modern authentication. We checked […]

Staying Safe in the Cloud: 6 Must-Have Conversations

Arraya Insights| December 12, 2019

Cloud has dominated technology conversations in recent years, a trend which shows no signs of reversing come the new year. In its 2020 State of IT Report, Spiceworks projects that hosted/cloud-based services will command nearly 29% of organizational IT budgets next year, a figure on par with 2019 totals. With organizations continuing to spend big […]

Keeping Your Organization Safe with Password Management and DUO 2FA

Arraya Insights| 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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Microsoft Ditches Mandatory Password Expiration: What to Do Instead

Arraya Insights| June 18, 2019

Earlier this month, Microsoft issued an exciting announcement regarding passwords. Now, “exciting” and “passwords” aren’t two things that normally find themselves together in the same sentence. However, this news is the most significant change in Microsoft’s password policy recommendations in nearly three decades. In a recent blog post, Microsoft announced plans to remove regular mandatory […]

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6 Ways Duo MFA Helps You Be More Secure and User-Friendly

Arraya Insights| May 22, 2018

Rolling out a multifactor authentication (MFA) solution such as the one offered by Duo is a good way to reinforce a cyber security weak point: end users. That is, of course, unless users find this added security to be a productivity roadblock. Should that happen, they may attempt to circumvent it or petition upper management […]

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Arraya Insights Radio - Security Strikes Back: Balancing Convenience and Privacy

Arraya Insights| September 25, 2017

Arraya Insights Radio Episode 1: Security Strikes Back: Balancing Convenience and Privacy Host: Thomas York (Arraya’s Director, Quality and Operational Excellence) Guests: Tom Clerici (Arraya’s Director, Cyber Security) and Matt Sekol (Arraya’s Director, Microsoft and Cloud) In our debut episode, the Arraya Insights Radio crew analyze the latest trends and news stories impacting cyber security, including […]

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How Basic Security Hygiene Can Prevent Catastrophe

Arraya Insights| May 23, 2017

I recently googled the term ‘cyber attack’ to learn what people researching the topic would see.  As expected, the images that came back all included shady-looking characters wearing hooded sweatshirts while sitting in a dark room typing super-secret hacking stuff. These images brought a couple of thoughts to mind. I initially wondered why it’s always […]

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