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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?2019-07-18T15:14:52-07:00

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 Infosec2019-07-17T15:50:44-07:00

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 Patching2019-06-27T15:45:00-07:00

DFARS 252.204-7012: Aerojet Rockets to a Courtroom Sting

I was stunned to learn that Aerojet, a division of Rocketdyne, set legal precedent three weeks ago in the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of California. The heart of the matter is an allegation that Aerojet made false [...]

DFARS 252.204-7012: Aerojet Rockets to a Courtroom Sting2019-06-24T10:32:35-07:00

Finding an MSP to Protect Yourself from Outsourcing IT Risks

Article originally posted on TechTarget. Alvaka's COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, discusses the type of questions you should ask MSPs to ensure they have the correct security systems in place in order to protect your organization against outsourcing IT risks. [...]

Finding an MSP to Protect Yourself from Outsourcing IT Risks2019-05-31T12:51:55-07:00

Phishing for Your Destruction

A Timely Warning About Fake Communications and Persuasion Methods As many of us have experienced, there are people in the world who want to steal from us, our company or employer. In some cases, they want to pretend to be [...]

Phishing for Your Destruction2019-05-17T18:06:41-07:00

Antidotes to Physicians’​ IT Headaches

Blog written by Mimi Grant of ABL Organization. Originally published on April 3, 2019. Mimi discusses three common IT problems that physicians face and how to deal with them, including insights on ransomware attacks by Alvaka's CEO, Oli Thordarson. While [...]

Antidotes to Physicians’​ IT Headaches2019-04-26T18:53:31-07:00

Alvaka Networks to Sponsor ISACA’s North America CACS 2019 Conference

Schaumburg, IL, USA (29 April 2019)—Alvaka Networks will sponsor ISACA’s North America CACS Conference for information systems audit, assurance, control, governance and security professionals, taking place 13-15 May 2019 in Anaheim, CA. Patchworx by Alvaka Networks is a mature Patch [...]

Alvaka Networks to Sponsor ISACA’s North America CACS 2019 Conference2019-04-29T10:51:18-07:00

Cybersecurity industry will have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021

In the following article, Alvaka's COO & CISO, Kevin McDonald, provides insight on the rise in cybercrime and how it is increasing the demand for cybersecurity workers. Article written by Kevin Smith of the Southern California News Group. Published on [...]

Cybersecurity industry will have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 20212019-03-29T17:46:50-07:00

Alvaka Networks is becoming a specialist as it looks to address larger enterprises

Dave Cunningham, Alvaka's Business Technology Officer, was recently interviewed by Channel Partner Insight regarding Alvaka's narrowing focus on it's Patch Management as a Service offering. Below is an excerpt from the article. See link below to read full article. As [...]

Alvaka Networks is becoming a specialist as it looks to address larger enterprises2019-03-12T16:30:24-07:00
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