Ransomware: The Largest Threat Facing Businesses and Individuals

Kevin McDonald, COO, and CISO at Alvaka Networks gives insight to the largest threat that individuals and businesses face in today’s cyberspace. That threat is ransomware. The number of ransomware attacks has been significantly increasing over the past few years [...]

Ransomware: The Largest Threat Facing Businesses and Individuals2020-06-01T12:44:49-07:00

Cybercrime: Non-Personal and Potentially Deadly

Written by Oli Thordarson, President/CEO of Alvaka Networks Mimi Grant, President of ABL Organization, wrote to me asking if a recent Red Cross plea to cyber-criminals to not attack hospitals with ransomware and extortion will help reduce cybercrime activity. She [...]

Cybercrime: Non-Personal and Potentially Deadly2020-10-04T23:41:07-07:00

Is it Time for Ransomware Insurance?

Necessary cybersecurity habits such as software patching and vulnerability assessments/penetration tests should not be disregarded due to having cyber insurance. On a related note, Alvaka has recently acquired two clients who needed recovery from ransomware attacks, one client had roughly [...]

Is it Time for Ransomware Insurance?2020-10-04T23:51:26-07:00

Business Email Compromises are Now 23 Percent of Cyber Insurance Claims

If you have Mailworx from Alvaka, or a similar email spam filtering solution, then good for you. If you do internal education and phishing tests of your employees, then double-good! At Alvaka Networks, we have seen a number of business [...]

Business Email Compromises are Now 23 Percent of Cyber Insurance Claims2020-03-27T13:26:01-07:00

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 Month2020-03-27T15:55:13-07:00

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 CloudAccess2020-03-27T16:03:54-07:00

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 Patch2020-03-27T16:32:26-07:00

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?2019-12-13T10:21:11-08:00

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?2020-10-04T23:50:14-07:00
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