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Dharma Ransomware-as-a-Service Places SMBs at Significant Risk

In the cat-and-mouse world of ransomware and cybersecurity, with businesses and governments needing to place two steps between them and cybercriminals, comes a new obstacle – Ransomware-as-a-Service. Dharma, a cybercriminal firm, provides, “one of the most popular offerings around, saying [...]

Dharma Ransomware-as-a-Service Places SMBs at Significant Risk2020-09-01T20:48:38-07:00

Ransomware Attacks Can Target Your System Backups

An evolving threat Ransomware now has a frightening new threat: preventing your ability to recover from backups. At Alvaka Networks, we are currently involved in some of the largest ransomware recovery projects, both insured and uninsured. The most sinister trend [...]

Ransomware Attacks Can Target Your System Backups2020-09-01T20:51:38-07:00

Important Questions and Answers about DRworx

DRworx solution is a backup, recovery, and virtualization software developed for the protection of your business. Click here to learn more about DRworx or by reading our responses to questions below.Are Alvaka DRworx cloud backups stored off-site and where?Yes, the [...]

Important Questions and Answers about DRworx2020-09-01T20:40:24-07:00

Ransomware an Increasing Threat to Business Victims

Published in Orange County Business Journal by Kevin Costelloe on Monday, July 13, 2020. Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, is interviewed by Kevin Costelloe about the ever-increasing threat of ransomware and how being a victim can bring companies to [...]

Ransomware an Increasing Threat to Business Victims2020-08-03T20:10:20-07:00

Critical: Microsoft Discovers 17-Year-Old Vulnerability

Major news has been revealed this week that Check Point, an Israeli Security Firm, discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft's domain name system protocol (DNS). Most alarming is that the bug has existed for roughly 17 years. It is advised that [...]

Critical: Microsoft Discovers 17-Year-Old Vulnerability2020-07-17T18:24:37-07:00

Three Issues in the Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report

The March Cyberspace Solarium Commission report advised that businesses and the U.S government should incorporate layered cybersecurity into their defense strategy. Additionally, the report insists that Congress, “pass a law establishing that final goods assemblers of software, hardware and firmware [...]

Three Issues in the Cyberspace Solarium Commission Report2020-07-14T21:49:02-07:00

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 Deadly2020-08-21T18:12:15-07:00
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