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 breaches 2018-05-31T11:40:31+00:00

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 2 2018-06-29T15:06:17+00:00

Legal quicksand: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements – Part 1

Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements are the fine print you see, among other things, when you click through terms and conditions in accessing an online service (e.g., in connection with a cloud computing service) or as part of the installation [...]

Legal quicksand: Shrink-wrap and click-wrap agreements – Part 1 2018-05-14T15:39:16+00:00

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 2018-07-02T10:10:27+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
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