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New York Aims to Prevent Cities from Paying Ransomware Demands

If Senator Boyle and cosponsors—Senator George M. Borrello of the 57th Senate District and Senator Sue Serino of the 41st Senate District—get their way, municipalities in New York will be banned from paying ransomware demands to get their vital public [...]

New York Aims to Prevent Cities from Paying Ransomware Demands2020-03-27T12:24:21-07:00

Update from Alvaka Networks on COVID-19 Readiness

In the below video, Alvaka CEO Oli Thordarson, discusses Alvaka's response and readiness to the Covid-19 Pandemic and how we are supporting our clients' response efforts with consistent and quality service. Here is a script of the video... [...]

Update from Alvaka Networks on COVID-19 Readiness2020-03-26T11:59:23-07:00

Protecting your Backups in a Ransomware World

I just read an article that is full of great information on protecting your backups from a ransomware attack. The article states what I have long said, you must practice security in layers. No one tool or solution is going [...]

Protecting your Backups in a Ransomware World2020-03-27T12:34:18-07:00

Ransomware recovery at Las Vegas casinos

We have been involved in a lot of different ransomware rescues. Here is a new one, gambling casinos. Yes, it turns out some casinos are just as vulnerable as the rest of the business population. Even some of the casinos with [...]

Ransomware recovery at Las Vegas casinos2020-03-27T12:38:43-07:00

SMBs are at a significant risk of cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are becoming an increasing risk for SMB owners. Unfortunately, the majority think they are immune to these attacks and continue using free cybersecurity software. It’s only when it becomes too late, and when the company is already victimized by [...]

SMBs are at a significant risk of cyberattacks2020-03-27T12:41:33-07:00

The Evolution of Ransomware: How to Stay Protected

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a tradename for potentially entity killing malware of a variety of classes. In general, the cybercriminals infect computers with malware that can spread and take over an organization’s entire computing environment, from desktops and laptops [...]

The Evolution of Ransomware: How to Stay Protected2020-03-27T12:46:34-07:00

The hidden truth about ransomware

What you don't see The devastating aspect of ransomware is that the majority of firms discover that hackers have been present in their network after it’s too late. Also, many firms who fall victim to ransomware state that “no evidence [...]

The hidden truth about ransomware2020-01-29T10:08:44-08:00

Is it Time for Ransomware Insurance?

Necessary cybersecurity habits such as software patching and vulnerability assessments/penetration tests should not be disregarded due to having cyber insurance. On a related note, Alvaka has recently acquired two clients who needed recovery from ransomware attacks, one client had roughly [...]

Is it Time for Ransomware Insurance?2020-03-27T13:06:17-07:00

Business Email Compromises are Now 23 Percent of Cyber Insurance Claims

If you have Mailworx from Alvaka, or a similar email spam filtering solution, then good for you. If you do internal education and phishing tests of your employees, then double-good! At Alvaka Networks, we have seen a number of business [...]

Business Email Compromises are Now 23 Percent of Cyber Insurance Claims2020-03-27T13:26:01-07:00
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