October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Today marks the first day of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I am pleased to see one of the themes for this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, is about doing security updates. Only by patching your software in a timely manner, [...]

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month2019-10-02T11:23:24-07:00

Eliminating silos, Alvaka Networks Teams with CloudAccess

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 Irvine, CA.– Alvaka Networks—a network management and security service provider with over three decades supporting clients—has teamed with CloudAccess to provide a unique set of bundled security services to midsize and enterprise customers. This [...]

Eliminating silos, Alvaka Networks Teams with CloudAccess2019-09-26T17:53:51-07:00

Notice of Emergency Windows/Internet Explorer Security Patch

Overview of Windows/Internet Explorer Security Patch Microsoft has advised Windows/Internet Explorer users to install an “emergency” out-of-band security patch (i.e. not released on patch-Tuesday) for a recently detected Zero-Day-Exploit (i.e an exploit that has already been actively used prior to [...]

Notice of Emergency Windows/Internet Explorer Security Patch2019-09-26T10:42:04-07:00

Who’s to Blame for IOT Cybersecurity Challenges?

Originally published on TechTarget Security. Alvaka’s COO and CISO—Kevin McDonald—talks about IOT cybersecurity challenges and the debate of accountability for the poor manufacturing, implementation and management. IoT technologies offer a plethora of benefits and opportunities that are just beginning to [...]

Who’s to Blame for IOT Cybersecurity Challenges?2019-08-29T16:57:24-07:00

Are One in Three Breaches Really Caused by Unpatched Vulnerabilities?

Oli Thordarson, CEO of Alvaka Networks, begs to differ... This is an interesting article I read in ZDnet, Cybersecurity: One in three breaches are caused by unpatched vulnerabilities, about software vulnerability patching. I found it interesting because I took some [...]

Are One in Three Breaches Really Caused by Unpatched Vulnerabilities?2019-09-09T21:37:52-07:00

Who’s to Blame for Ransomware Attacks?

Originally published on TechTarget. Alvaka’s COO and CISO—Kevin McDonald—discusses that, although cyber attackers are the main culprits for ransomware attacks, the companies that release flawed software or those who don’t install patches are not off the hook. In early May, [...]

Who’s to Blame for Ransomware Attacks?2019-09-09T21:40:28-07:00

How Intelligence Data Leaks Has Damaged Infosec

Originally published on June 19, 2017 on TechTarget. Alvaka’s COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, examines the real-world damage caused by CIA and NSA data leaks, putting dangerous government cyberweapons in the hands of hackers. WikiLeaks' CIA data dump shook a [...]

How Intelligence Data Leaks Has Damaged Infosec2019-09-09T21:43:57-07:00

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

Three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches

By Oli Thordarson, CEO of Alvaka Networks I was recently asked to write a short column on “What three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches?” for the ABL Organization. It [...]

Three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches2019-09-09T22:36:44-07:00

Legal quicksand: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements – Part 2

Typical Shrink-Wrap Terms and Conditions While the type of terms and conditions found in shrink-wrap agreements vary greatly from vendor to vendor, there are a number of common themes. In general, shrink-wrap agreements include the following potentially problematic terms: [...]

Legal quicksand: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements – Part 22018-06-29T15:06:17-07:00
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