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Ask a Tech: Microsoft to End Support for Basic Authentication

Arraya Insights 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 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

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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Microsoft Ditches Mandatory Password Expiration: What to Do Instead

Arraya Insights 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 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 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 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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Security Now: Using Azure MFA Server to Protect Existing Resources

Michael Pocock Michael Pocock| November 14, 2016

Lately it has been hard not to notice news about accounts being hacked. The number of major companies that have been hacked has grown extremely long. When an average person hears about hacking, images of people hiding in the shadows with laptops, rapidly typing lines of code and fighting firewalls come to the front of […]

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Increase Security with Azure, Not Complexity

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| May 28, 2015

End users love simplicity. What else could explain the enduring popularity of easy to remember passwords such as “123456,” “letmein” and, of course, the notorious “password?” Unfortunately, in this instance, simplicity and security don’t go hand-in-hand. While those passwords may be easy to remember, they don’t offer much in the way of actually keeping the […]

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