New York Aims to Prevent Cities from Paying Ransomware Demands

If Senator Boyle and cosponsors—Senator George M. Borrello of the 57th Senate District and Senator Sue Serino of the 41st Senate District—get their way, municipalities in New York will be banned from paying ransomware demands to get their vital public [...]

New York Aims to Prevent Cities from Paying Ransomware Demands2020-03-27T12:24:21-07:00

SMBs are at a significant risk of cyberattacks

Cyberattacks are becoming an increasing risk for SMB owners. Unfortunately, the majority think they are immune to these attacks and continue using free cybersecurity software. It’s only when it becomes too late, and when the company is already victimized by [...]

SMBs are at a significant risk of cyberattacks2020-03-27T12:41:33-07:00

Who’s to Blame for IOT Cybersecurity Challenges?

Originally published on TechTarget Security. Alvaka’s COO and CISO—Kevin McDonald—talks about IOT cybersecurity challenges and the debate of accountability for the poor manufacturing, implementation and management. IoT technologies offer a plethora of benefits and opportunities that are just beginning to [...]

Who’s to Blame for IOT Cybersecurity Challenges?2019-12-13T10:21:11-08:00

Challenges of Industrial Control System Cybersecurity

Today, industrial control system cybersecurity is mainly focused on securing networks, and efforts generally ignore process control equipment that is critical for plant safety and reliability, which leaves it woefully vulnerable. As the number and severity of attacks on our [...]

Challenges of Industrial Control System Cybersecurity2020-03-27T17:09:40-07:00

Where is the American Firewall?

Written by Robert Rennie – Originally published on Medium on November 15, 2018. Note: The following blog is opinion-based. The views and opinions expressed in this blog article are solely those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the [...]

Where is the American Firewall?2019-11-19T20:57:09-08:00

Alvaka’s COO/CISO Kevin B. McDonald to Present at 1903 Solutions’ 8th Annual Technology Showcase

IRVINE, Calif., October 11, 2018 (Newswire.com) - At their Annual Technology Showcase, 1903 Solutions is continuing an eight-year tradition of bringing together some of the best-of-the-best in technology. For this year’s event at the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines, 1903 [...]

Alvaka’s COO/CISO Kevin B. McDonald to Present at 1903 Solutions’ 8th Annual Technology Showcase2018-10-11T15:35:06-07:00

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?2020-02-04T01:55:28-08:00

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 Plan2019-12-13T12:28:35-08:00
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