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Multifactor Authentication

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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How This NY Law Could Change the Cyber Security Game

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 1, 2017

On Monday August 28th, the 180-day transitional period for compliance with the New York Department of Financial Services Cyber Security Law came to an end. This means that covered entities are now required to be in compliance with elements of the law unless otherwise specified. The date is significant because companies affected by the law […]

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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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