Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for in 2021

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 [...]

Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for in 20212021-03-14T23:19:43-07:00

[Podcast] Steps to Minimize Ransomware Risk

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 [...]

[Podcast] Steps to Minimize Ransomware Risk2021-03-14T23:34:24-07:00

Corporate Survival – The Ultimate Cybersecurity ROI

The following is a guest blog written by Ciaran Foley of XeneX. Ciaran discusses the current and future state of cybersecurity, including the big business of enterprise-scale ransomware operations. As a Corporate Executive or Board Member, you may never [...]

Corporate Survival – The Ultimate Cybersecurity ROI2021-03-14T23:37:38-07:00

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 Individuals2021-01-27T15:53:34-08:00

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. [...]

Cybercrime: Non-Personal and Potentially Deadly2021-01-27T15:54:33-08:00

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?2021-01-27T17:01:04-08:00

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 Claims2021-01-27T18:06:26-08:00

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