Here is the reason your antivirus isn’t working anymore

Irvine, CA - Even the biggest of the antivirus software vendors are beginning to give up the fight against malware. The traditional ways of fighting just don’t work anymore. It is too reactive and labor intensive… not to mention just inherently flawed at this point. If you have been to our lunch and learns the past couple of years you know that at Alvaka Networks we down-play significantly the role and importance of firewalls and AV software. Sure you need them, but oftentimes users rely on those two tactics at the neglect of other often more important and effective solutions. If you want a comprehensive solution based upon tools you likely already own you should read this – What 12 Security Things Should I Focus on to Be Defensible in 2016? These are just as valid for 2017.

What is the breaking news on the demise of antivirus software as we know it? Well, it simply does not work well today and in the future. Here is a link to...

Here is the reason your antivirus isn’t working anymore 2017-06-27T15:53:49+00:00

Kevin McDonald’s FACETStv interview with Dr. Anthony Chang of CHOC Hospital

Orange, CA - I have been attending monthly MI3 meetings at CHOC Hospital in Orange County, CA. MI3 is the Medical Intelligence and Innovation Institute. If you are in healthcare or interested in innovation these meetings on the third Monday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m. are worth attending.

In this video Kevin McDonald interviews Dr. Anthony Chang, the Chief Intelligence and Innovation Officer of CHOC Hospital on data science, artificial intelligence and the other innovations being promoted at CHOC.

Kevin McDonald’s FACETStv interview with Dr. Anthony Chang of CHOC Hospital 2017-06-27T15:54:00+00:00

New statistics on ransomware

Chicago, IL - I sat in on a cybersecurity presentation by anti-virus/malware vendor Webroot. If you have not checked it out it is a good product that represents the next generation of protection in my opinion.

The slide deck had a few interesting graphic factoids I thought I would share.

New statistics on ransomware 2017-06-27T15:54:09+00:00

Here is a list of available ransomware decryption tools

If you have just gotten ransomware, check out this new webpage with a list of new ransomware Decryption Tools. Not all ransomware can be decrypted, but if you find you have:

1.       WildFire Decryptor

2.       Chimera Decryptor

3.       Teslacrypt Decryptor

4.       Shade Decryptor

5.       CoinVault Decryptor

6.       Rannoh Decryptor

7.       Rakhni Decryptor

Here is a list of available ransomware decryption tools 2016-11-04T18:42:00+00:00

Alvaka is growing – T minus 1 day

Irvine, CA – We are in the office and set-up for operations at 7 AM tomorrow morning. We start the day off with a staff meeting bright and early.

I was in my office this morning and I got my PC set-up and running, printing, etc. At lunch I decided to kick my feet up on the desk and watch this unusual view I have all day long.

T minus 1 day to moving-in.  Click Here for the Pictures

The move-ology countdown:

Alvaka Networks is growing and moving into new Irvine offices - T minus 6 days

Alvaka Networks is growing and moving into new Irvine offices - T minus 5 days

Alvaka Networks is growing and moving into new Irvine offices - T minus 4 days

Alvaka Networks is growing - T minus 3 days to moving-in

Alvaka Networks is growing - T minus 2 days

http://www.alvaka.net/blog/t-minus-1

Alvaka is growing – T minus 1 day 2016-11-01T01:57:24+00:00