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Alvaka Networks Speed and Feed Driving Events

Periodically, Alvaka Networks sponsors a car driving event for clients. This type of event is often referred to as an HPDE, or High Performance Driving Event. At this event, guests participate in both classroom and on race track driving instruction. [...]

Alvaka Networks Speed and Feed Driving Events2018-10-29T13:31:08+00:00

To patch or not to patch? And what is patching anyway?

If you own a computer, it is very likely you know something about patching, or updating, software. First, this is different from upgrading, which usually means a developer of software has added new features or made significant changes to the [...]

To patch or not to patch? And what is patching anyway?2018-10-18T11:02:00+00:00

Alvaka’s COO/CISO Kevin B. McDonald to Present at 1903 Solutions’ 8th Annual Technology Showcase

IRVINE, Calif., October 11, 2018 (Newswire.com) - At their Annual Technology Showcase, 1903 Solutions is continuing an eight-year tradition of bringing together some of the best-of-the-best in technology. For this year’s event at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 1903 [...]

Alvaka’s COO/CISO Kevin B. McDonald to Present at 1903 Solutions’ 8th Annual Technology Showcase2018-10-11T15:35:06+00:00

Network Monitoring Operational Maturity Growth

I just read a press release about a new product, NetBeez, which performs active network monitoring from the user perspective. I suppose it has a narrow fit, but it seems to me that most modern day monitoring applications should be [...]

Network Monitoring Operational Maturity Growth2018-09-27T10:45:17+00:00

Pentagon’s lack of cyber authority leaves data at risk…

Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Forces Committee claim that the Department of Defense is not taking strong enough action against defense contractors in regards to protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), which is putting all of that data at risk. Given [...]

Pentagon’s lack of cyber authority leaves data at risk…2018-09-04T12:43:12+00:00

Victim of “sextorter” shares her experience [Video]

Mimi Grant from ABL shares her personal sextortion experience in this vlog. In our previous blog, Sextortion: The New Threat No One is Talking About, Alvaka's CEO shared the email that Mimi received and resources to handle and prevent this [...]

Victim of “sextorter” shares her experience [Video]2018-08-29T12:08:42+00:00

Sextortion: The New Threat No One is Talking About

Written by Alvaka Networks CEO, Oli Thordarson. Oli discusses a client's experience with a sextortion scam email and provides some helpful suggestions on how to both handle and avoid this type of online phishing. I got a call from a [...]

Sextortion: The New Threat No One is Talking About2018-08-16T16:23:18+00:00

Steps for an Effective Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

Written by Kevin McDonald, COO and CISO of Alvaka Networks. Originally published January 2016 on TechTarget. Kevin discusses steps to help you prepare a cybersecurity incident response. When your system is compromised, you generally have one chance to get the response [...]

Steps for an Effective Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan2018-10-18T10:47:11+00:00

How Does GDPR Affect Companies Doing Business in California?

Most people received updated privacy notices from several websites they frequently visit over the last several weeks, but very few know why they received them. Most of it was prompted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that was approved [...]

How Does GDPR Affect Companies Doing Business in California?2018-07-31T17:12:49+00:00
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