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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 Plan2018-07-18T11:45:27+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

Six of the Most Dreaded IT Projects

Written by Dan Tynan (Writer, Editor, and Consultant). Originally posted on CIO.com on June 25, 2018. Alvaka Networks CEO, Oli Thordarson, and CTO, Unnar Gardarsson, contribute to this discussion on what projects IT professionals dread the most. The projects that most IT [...]

Six of the Most Dreaded IT Projects2018-06-29T12:22:09+00:00

HIPAA Security: Don’t Neglect Physical Workstation Security Safeguards

With all the recent headlines regarding cyber security breaches, it is easy for companies to forget about the physical security controls they must put into place. This crucial element of the HIPAA Security Rule will vary in implementation depending on [...]

HIPAA Security: Don’t Neglect Physical Workstation Security Safeguards2018-06-13T12:06:57+00:00

Three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches

By Oli Thordarson, CEO of Alvaka Networks I was recently asked to write a short column on “What three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches?” for the ABL Organization. It [...]

Three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches2018-05-31T11:40:31+00:00

The Questions to Ask When Hiring an IT Security Consultant

by Jessica Thiefels, VP of Community Management for PolySwarm. Learn what questions to ask when hiring an IT security consultant, including insight from Alvaka Networks CEO, Oli Thordarson. If you can’t afford an in-house IT security team, you have to look [...]

The Questions to Ask When Hiring an IT Security Consultant2018-06-29T15:22:40+00:00

Legal quicksand: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements – Part 2

Typical Shrink-Wrap Terms and Conditions While the type of terms and conditions found in shrink-wrap agreements vary greatly from vendor to vendor, there are a number of common themes. In general, shrink-wrap agreements include the following potentially problematic terms: [...]

Legal quicksand: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements – Part 22018-06-29T15:06:17+00:00
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