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301, 2019

Moody’s Cyber-Risk Ratings & Impact for Enterprises

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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, [...]

1912, 2018

Where is the American Firewall?

By |December 19th, 2018|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Written by Robert Rennie – Originally published on Medium on November 15, 2018 I just sat through yet another Department of Homeland Security (DHS) presentation describing all the “resources” they have to offer businesses to protect themselves from cyber threats. [...]

2911, 2018

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

By |November 29th, 2018|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Articles, Security|Tags: , |0 Comments

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 [...]

2811, 2018

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

By |November 28th, 2018|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

311, 2018

Will Patching Break My Network?

By |November 3rd, 2018|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

IT organizations understand the importance of applying current security updates, or "patches", to the operating systems and software applications running in their environment. However, many are reluctant to do so for fear of "breaking" their systems and causing outages. And, [...]

3010, 2018

Why Don’t IT Departments Fully Patch Their Environments?

By |October 30th, 2018|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The failure to fully apply security updates (patches) to operating systems and software applications is the leading cause of cybersecurity compromise. A recent survey by Ponemon Institute of over 3,000 organizations, found that half had experienced a cybersecurity breach in [...]