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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 Claims2019-11-03T21:09:00-08:00

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Today marks the first day of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I am pleased to see one of the themes for this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, is about doing security updates. Only by patching your software in a timely manner, [...]

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month2019-11-03T21:09:13-08:00

Eliminating silos, Alvaka Networks Teams with CloudAccess

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 Irvine, CA.– Alvaka Networks—a network management and security service provider with over three decades supporting clients—has teamed with CloudAccess to provide a unique set of bundled security services to midsize and enterprise customers. This [...]

Eliminating silos, Alvaka Networks Teams with CloudAccess2019-09-26T17:53:51-07:00

Notice of Emergency Windows/Internet Explorer Security Patch

Overview of Windows/Internet Explorer Security Patch Microsoft has advised Windows/Internet Explorer users to install an “emergency” out-of-band security patch (i.e. not released on patch-Tuesday) for a recently detected Zero-Day-Exploit (i.e an exploit that has already been actively used prior to [...]

Notice of Emergency Windows/Internet Explorer Security Patch2019-11-19T20:14:49-08:00

Who’s to Blame for IOT Cybersecurity Challenges?

Originally published on TechTarget Security. Alvaka’s COO and CISO—Kevin McDonald—talks about IOT cybersecurity challenges and the debate of accountability for the poor manufacturing, implementation and management. IoT technologies offer a plethora of benefits and opportunities that are just beginning to [...]

Who’s to Blame for IOT Cybersecurity Challenges?2019-08-29T16:57:24-07:00

Are One in Three Breaches Really Caused by Unpatched Vulnerabilities?

Oli Thordarson, CEO of Alvaka Networks, begs to differ... This is an interesting article I read in ZDnet, Cybersecurity: One in three breaches are caused by unpatched vulnerabilities, about software vulnerability patching. I found it interesting because I took some [...]

Are One in Three Breaches Really Caused by Unpatched Vulnerabilities?2019-11-03T21:10:45-08:00

Who’s to Blame for Ransomware Attacks?

Originally published on TechTarget. Alvaka’s COO and CISO—Kevin McDonald—discusses that, although cyber attackers are the main culprits for ransomware attacks, the companies that release flawed software or those who don’t install patches are not off the hook. In early May, [...]

Who’s to Blame for Ransomware Attacks?2019-09-09T21:40:28-07:00

How Intelligence Data Leaks Has Damaged Infosec

Originally published on June 19, 2017 on TechTarget. Alvaka’s COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, examines the real-world damage caused by CIA and NSA data leaks, putting dangerous government cyberweapons in the hands of hackers. WikiLeaks' CIA data dump shook a [...]

How Intelligence Data Leaks Has Damaged Infosec2019-09-09T21:43:57-07:00

The Importance of Third-Party Software Patching

And Why Executives Should Care... Threats to network security seem to get announced weekly. Global ransomware attacks like WannaCry cause havoc around the world and billions of dollars in losses. Businesses are actually shuttering due to network attacks that disable, [...]

The Importance of Third-Party Software Patching2019-09-09T21:46:40-07:00
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