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Is Cyber Insurance Unintentionally Increasing Ransomware Attacks?

Each year the total ransomware cases and money demanded, either through bitcoin or other monetary means, increases. Attacks can cost businesses and governments millions of dollars in recovery fees, and the enormous payout is why the ransomware industry is so [...]

Is Cyber Insurance Unintentionally Increasing Ransomware Attacks?2020-06-22T17:07:34-07:00

Ransomware: The Largest Threat Facing Businesses and Individuals

Kevin McDonald, COO, and CISO at Alvaka Networks gives insight to the largest threat that individuals and businesses face in today’s cyberspace. That threat is ransomware. The number of ransomware attacks has been significantly increasing over the past few years [...]

Ransomware: The Largest Threat Facing Businesses and Individuals2020-06-01T12:44:49-07:00

Cybercrime: Non-personal and potentially deadly

Written by Oli Thordarson, President/CEO of Alvaka Networks Mimi Grant, President of ABL Organization, wrote to me asking if a recent Red Cross plea to cyber-criminals to not attack hospitals with ransomware and extortion will help reduce cybercrime activity. She [...]

Cybercrime: Non-personal and potentially deadly2020-05-28T11:39:30-07:00

What to Expect During a Ransomware Recovery

Are you a victim of ransomware? Or have you been one in the past? If so, the following will help you understand what activities you should expect during the course of your ransomware recovery in the days following an attack. [...]

What to Expect During a Ransomware Recovery2020-05-11T13:22:31-07:00

Is Your Business Prepared for Remote Work? Take a Readiness Self-Assessment

As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to disrupt and create uncertainty in our daily lives and business, Alvaka Networks wants to focus on helping companies keep their employees, community, and businesses safe by educating and assisting in remote work strategies. Alvaka continually [...]

Is Your Business Prepared for Remote Work? Take a Readiness Self-Assessment2020-04-07T10:36:14-07:00

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 Demands2020-05-15T18:36:18-07:00

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 World2020-05-28T11:54:42-07:00

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
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