Security

GDPR: The Regulatory Iceberg of 2018

You're heading into dangerous waters. On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into full effect, and it will almost certainly affect you. If you are not compliant with the GDPR by this date, you could [...]

GDPR: The Regulatory Iceberg of 2018 2018-03-27T10:58:24+00:00

Meltdown and Spectre news round-up for week of February 5, 2018

A running log of Meltdown and Spectre news can be found at Meltdown & Spectre: How to avoid the biggest cyber threat in modern computing. February 5, 2018 - At this point in time, Alvaka Networks is not advising clients [...]

Meltdown and Spectre news round-up for week of February 5, 2018 2018-03-01T10:49:37+00:00

Private sector’s national cybersecurity strategy contributions lacking

By Kevin McDonald The U.S. government has been very public about its concern for national cybersecurity. There have been grandiose speeches, presidential declarations and several attempts by the legislature to pass new cybersecurity laws. Private companies should be responsible for [...]

Private sector’s national cybersecurity strategy contributions lacking 2018-01-31T01:05:51+00:00

“Are the risks from Meltdown and Spectre overblown?”…asks an IT professional

I participate in IT professional industry forums, where peers ask questions of other peers. Someone in the forum made a somewhat disjointed post questioning the severity for the recent Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities. I paraphrase his long question: About [...]

“Are the risks from Meltdown and Spectre overblown?”…asks an IT professional 2018-03-01T10:55:39+00:00

What does a FIPS 199 impact assessment mean to you?

If you are a subcontractor to a prime defense contractor like Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Boeing, General Dynamics and others, you need to know about FIPS 199 and why doing a FIPS impact assessment is important to your DFARS [...]

What does a FIPS 199 impact assessment mean to you? 2018-03-01T11:08:05+00:00

How information technology advisory groups can benefit organizations

By Kevin McDonald In today's cyber environment, many public safety organizations struggle to advance their technology and maintain security. Many departments would love to seek out efficiencies through advanced, cost-saving technology. They know they must improve their cybersecurity and operating efficiency. [...]

How information technology advisory groups can benefit organizations 2017-12-27T23:10:14+00:00

Despite the warnings, corporate cyber defenses remain inadequate

Following WannaCry, how should businesses protect themselves from cyberattacks? If anything, 2017 will be remembered as the year of the cyber-attack. No business is safe. No industry is exempt. The ease with which cyber-attacks can be launched and virally propagated [...]

Despite the warnings, corporate cyber defenses remain inadequate 2018-03-01T11:29:38+00:00

Star Wars and the best blog on network security I wish I wrote

Last year I read a blog, Star Wars: I Find Your Lack of Segmentation Disturbing and I found it to be utterly entertaining, but also spot on. As we approach the release of a new Star Wars movie in December, [...]

Star Wars and the best blog on network security I wish I wrote 2017-12-15T00:44:57+00:00
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