Win the War Against Cybersecurity Threats

Cybersecurity is an ever-evolving challenge that requires advancing knowledge and vigilance to manage. Criminal attacks are non-stop and, as the old saying goes, “Hackers need only get it right once. Defenders must get it right every time.” This means that, [...]

Win the War Against Cybersecurity Threats2018-08-21T09:57:46+00:00

Should I buy cyber insurance?

A friend of mine asked me if he should buy cyber insurance for his business. Whether your need is for a self-hosted/owned, cloud or hybrid infrastructure this is not an easy answer. As I thought about it, I decided this is probably a topic of interest to many financial managers at small to mid-size enterprises. How should you decide this question and who can you seek for legitimate counsel that is qualified to answer this question without having a conflict of interest?

Should I buy cyber insurance?2018-08-09T11:26:45+00:00

Steps for an Effective Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan

Written by Kevin McDonald, COO and CISO of Alvaka Networks. Originally published January 2016 on TechTarget. Kevin discusses steps to help you prepare a cybersecurity incident response. When your system is compromised, you generally have one chance to get the response [...]

Steps for an Effective Cybersecurity Incident Response Plan2018-07-18T11:45:27+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, 20182018-03-01T10:49:37+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 inadequate2018-03-01T11:29:38+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 NIST2018-02-15T21:04:31+00:00
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