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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 Undesirable2019-09-09T22:11:35-07:00

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 Cybersecurity2019-09-09T22:17:19-07:00

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!2019-09-09T22:19:31-07:00

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 Enterprises2019-09-09T22:21:14-07:00

Where is the American Firewall?

Written by Robert Rennie – Originally published on Medium on November 15, 2018. Note: The following blog is opinion-based. The views and opinions expressed in this blog article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the [...]

Where is the American Firewall?2019-01-25T17:38:40-07:00

Cybersecurity is an Organized Behavior [Podcast] – with Kevin McDonald

COO and CISO of Alvaka Networks, Kevin McDonald, sits down with Brian Sherman of IoTSSA for a very candid conversation on building a successful cybersecurity offering. He offers some great advice in this episode, such as using law enforcement as [...]

Cybersecurity is an Organized Behavior [Podcast] – with Kevin McDonald2018-11-29T14:23:48-07:00

A Scary Incident of a $21.5 Million Successful CEO Phishing Fraud

Phishing is a scam usually executed via email or text messaging. The perpetrator usually poses as someone you know and they induce you to send them money. The incident explained below could also be called spear phishing or whaling, in [...]

A Scary Incident of a $21.5 Million Successful CEO Phishing Fraud2019-09-09T22:23:35-07:00

Alvaka Networks Speed and Feed Driving Events

Periodically, Alvaka Networks sponsors a car driving event for clients. This type of event is often referred to as an HPDE, or High Performance Driving Event. At this event, guests participate in both classroom and on race track driving instruction. [...]

Alvaka Networks Speed and Feed Driving Events2019-09-09T22:24:51-07:00
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