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Fact Checking Cyber Security’s 7 Scariest Urban Legends

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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Cisco AMP Optimization Checklist: 7 Steps to Take Now

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 […]

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Is Your Disaster Recovery Strategy Tuned to Modern Threats?

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| 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 […]

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Worse than Ransomware? CISOs Share their Biggest 2018 Concern

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| 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 […]

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Victim No More: Put Your Data Out of Ransomware’s Reach

Arraya Insights| July 31, 2017

  Now that the dust has settled on Petya (NotPetya, etc.), businesses and countries are attempting to come to terms with the malware outbreak, which began in Ukraine before spreading to an estimated 65 countries globally. Petya was initially believed to be a ransomware campaign similar to WannaCry. However, security experts later came to see […]

What the Feds' Healthcare Security Moves Mean For the Rest of Us

Arraya Insights| July 21, 2017

The healthcare industry is under cyber assault.  Few industries have been impacted by recent security incidents quite like healthcare companies.  In May, WannaCry shut down emergency rooms and other medical services for 16 National Health System facilities in the U.K.  Last month, the drug manufacturer Merck experienced a ransomware attack that affected all of their offices […]

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North Korea, Russia and Their Effect on Your Cyber Security

Arraya Insights| July 5, 2017

Names like “Sandworm” and “Hidden Cobra” may sound as though they were pulled from the pages of an epic sci-fi novel, however, the threats they pose are very real. These fantastical monikers actually refer to a pair of shadowy – and allegedly state-sponsored – global cybercrime initiatives. Upon closer inspection, the tactics and endgames employed […]

Petya, WannaCry Defense Should Be Easy – Here’s Why

Arraya Insights| June 29, 2017

The dust hasn’t even settled on WannaCry and yet there’s already a new global ransomware epidemic making headlines. Just last week, Australian police discovered WannaCry, the malware strain that dominated tech coverage back in May, in some of their traffic cameras. This WannaCry aftershock was upstaged this week, however, by Petya (also known by several […]

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