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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

Software Patch Management is Geographically Undesirable

Many organizations continue to find themselves between a rock and hard-place when it comes to consistently applying security updates or “patches” across their environments. On one hand, they recognize their unpatched software exposes them to risk of a disruptive and [...]

Software Patch Management is Geographically Undesirable2019-03-06T15:09:18-07:00

Challenges of Industrial Control System Cybersecurity

Today, industrial control system cybersecurity is mainly focused on securing networks, and efforts generally ignore process control equipment that is critical for plant safety and reliability, which leaves it woefully vulnerable. As the number and severity of attacks on our [...]

Challenges of Industrial Control System Cybersecurity2019-02-11T16:39:24-07:00

Ransomware v2.0 Recovery – Now, encrypted or deleted backups!

Warning!!! We have entered a new, even more malicious, era for ransomware that is hitting mid-market companies particularly hard. The two stories I share below are chilling… For the last five years or so, ransomware could be described as a [...]

Ransomware v2.0 Recovery – Now, encrypted or deleted backups!2019-03-20T15:00:40-07:00

Moody’s Cyber-Risk Ratings & Impact for Enterprises

Written by Kevin McDonald, COO and CISO of Alvaka Networks. Originally published December 2018 on TechTarget. Kevin explores what Moody's new cyber-risk ratings could mean for enterprises and the infosec industry. Having access to credit is critical for any healthy company, [...]

Moody’s Cyber-Risk Ratings & Impact for Enterprises2019-01-04T16:41:07-07:00
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