|
Blog
|
Ransomware

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 […]

Read More >

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: […]

Read More >

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. […]

Read More >

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 […]

Read More >

Cisco AMP Optimization Checklist: 7 Steps to Take Now

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 22, 2018

Let’s say you have Cisco’s Advanced Malware Protection (AMP) keeping an eye on your corporate network – so you’re good, right? After all, AMP promises to be a cyber security difference-maker, catching the 1% of threats legacy defensive tools miss. Here’s the thing, even though AMP can absolutely be the missing piece that helps your […]

Read More >

Is Your Disaster Recovery Strategy Tuned to Modern Threats?

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| August 13, 2018

If your organization’s disaster recovery strategy received a grade, what score would it get? As we referenced in a recent blog (5 Signs a Data Center Modernization Project is in Your Future), a sizable number of businesses might not be happy with their marks. According to the research featured in that post, only 27% of […]

‘Heroic’ NotPetya Recovery and the Case for Prevention Over Cures

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 6, 2018

New details have emerged concerning one company’s efforts to recover from last summer’s NotPetya attacks and they definitely call to mind that old cliché about an ounce of prevention equaling a pound of cure. Maersk, the world’s largest shipping company, was one of many organizations that fell victim to the outbreak, which initially appeared to […]

Read More >

Worse than Ransomware? CISOs Share their Biggest 2018 Concern

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| February 1, 2018

Data breaches, cyber attacks, ransomware – these things undoubtedly weigh heavily on the minds of modern day CISOs, but not as heavily as one might think. All three of those perennial hot button issues fell short of the top spot in a recent study by The Ponemon Institute of the biggest concerns security and technology […]

5 Sneaky Security Trends That Demand IT's Attention

Arraya Insights Arraya Insights| September 8, 2017

There’s a positive moment at the top of Cisco’s 2017 Midyear Cybersecurity Report, one which acknowledges the advances security pros have made regarding preventing and recovering from attacks. Unfortunately – and predictably – this new report isn’t all pats on the back. Instead, the conversation shifts to a number of trends observed by Cisco, each […]

Read More >