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

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

New password guidelines from the US federal government via NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued new guidelines regarding secure passwords. Who is NIST? NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency whose purpose is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by [...]

New password guidelines from the US federal government via NIST 2018-02-15T21:04:31+00:00

BlueCross BlueShield Announces August 5th Data Breach Discovery

Tustin, CA - The most interesting part of this BlueCross BlueShield announcement is not that they found the breach on August 5th.  What is interesting when you read further into the announcement is that they say “Our investigation further revealed [...]

BlueCross BlueShield Announces August 5th Data Breach Discovery 2017-09-18T00:38:04+00:00

Joe Stangarone on Nine Common Enterprise Cybersecurity Myths

I like to read mrc's Cup of Joe Blog by Joe Stangarone.  This week I had the honor of being part of his blog 9 common enterprise cybersecurity myths.  This week Joe gets insightful commentary from nine experts to bust some of [...]

Joe Stangarone on Nine Common Enterprise Cybersecurity Myths 2015-08-04T16:12:58+00:00

What nineteen audiences in twelve months taught me?

Navigating Fear in the Security and Compliance World

In advancing technology it is fear of having a project go sideways, over budget or fail to accomplish the stated objective that has many frozen. What if that technology we recommend doesn’t work as we hope? What if it is something required by law (such as encryption in healthcare) that we fear an unknown outcome so much that we won’t act? What if we miss a key component of a project or underestimate the effort required and the entire project goes over our budget?

What nineteen audiences in twelve months taught me? 2014-12-17T23:02:14+00:00

Senate Passes Retroactive Tax Relief Under Section 179

This is one time you may want to make a quick call to your accountant, then order up some of those infrastructure items you are putting off. A bill known as “tax extenders” if signed by the president will reinstate Section 179 tax [...]

Senate Passes Retroactive Tax Relief Under Section 179 2014-12-17T22:47:22+00:00
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