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2101, 2021

The #1 Question: If I Pay the Ransom, Will I Get My Data Back?

January 21st, 2021|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Paying a ransom is no joke. Being victimized by ransomware can leave you breathless and concerned for the future of your business, and anyone who would inflict this type of harm cannot be trusted. You are dealing with criminals, although [...]

1501, 2021

Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for in 2021

January 15th, 2021|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware, Security|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

In the wake of the recent and widespread SolarWinds attack that compromised U.S. government agencies, as well as the increase in cyber activity across all industries and organizations, CompTIA has established an Cybersecurity Advisory Council that aims to provide cybersecurity [...]

801, 2021

Does Your Firm Qualify for Cyber Breach Insurance?

January 8th, 2021|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

And if your firm buys cyber breach insurance, will the insurance pay? There are many stipulations in regards to qualifying for cyber breach insurance. Most insurance companies require you to affirm a Statement of Fact and Fraud Warning. When [...]

2312, 2020

How Much is a Typical Ransomware Ransom?

December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Since each ransom attack varies so much, it is tough to answer what exactly the typical ransomware payment is. It is also difficult to pinpoint the exact number of ransomware gangs that are active, but it is certainly a large amount.

2312, 2020

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Cyber Breach Insurance

December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

In August of 2018, I shared an opinion about the value of cyber breach insurance. I was not very fond of it, at least not at the time given the typical insurance company terms vs. the typical cost of the risk at the time. Here is that opinion – Should I buy cyber insurance? 

1311, 2020

[Podcast] Steps to Minimize Ransomware Risk

November 13th, 2020|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog, Ransomware, Security|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Last month, Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, sat down with the Miles Jobgen of the CompTIA Biz Tech Podcast to share his experiences with rescuing and restoring clients from ransomware—the most dangerous threat to IT solution providers today. He [...]