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1608, 2018

Sextortion: The New Threat No One is Talking About

By |August 16th, 2018|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Written by Alvaka Networks CEO, Oli Thordarson. Oli discusses a client's experience with a sextortion scam email and provides some helpful suggestions on how to both handle and avoid this type of online phishing. I got a call from a [...]

708, 2018

Should I buy cyber insurance?

By |August 7th, 2018|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , |2 Comments

A friend of mine asked me if he should buy cyber insurance for his business. Whether your need is for a self-hosted/owned, cloud or hybrid infrastructure this is not an easy answer. As I thought about it, I decided this is probably a topic of interest to many financial managers at small to mid-size enterprises. How should you decide this question and who can you seek for legitimate counsel that is qualified to answer this question without having a conflict of interest?

2607, 2018

GDPR for California: AB 375 – California’s Consumer Privacy Protection Act

By |July 26th, 2018|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

On July 25, 2018, the State of California passed AB 375. This bill mandates the nation’s most comprehensive privacy rights for consumers. Many of you have read about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Union’s approach to [...]

1807, 2018

Steps for an Effective Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

By |July 18th, 2018|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Written by Kevin McDonald, COO and CISO of Alvaka Networks. Originally published January 2016 on TechTarget. Kevin discusses steps to help you prepare a cybersecurity incident response. When your system is compromised, you generally have one chance to get the response [...]

1107, 2018

How Does GDPR Affect Companies Doing Business in California?

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: Alvaka Networks Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Most people received updated privacy notices from several websites they frequently visit over the last several weeks, but very few know why they received them. Most of it was prompted by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), that was approved [...]

2806, 2018

Six of the Most Dreaded IT Projects

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

Written by Dan Tynan (Writer, Editor, and Consultant). Originally posted on on June 25, 2018. Alvaka Networks CEO, Oli Thordarson, and CTO, Unnar Gardarsson, contribute to this discussion on what projects IT professionals dread the most. The projects that most IT [...]