U.S. Department of State’s $10M Bounty on Conti Ransomware

The U.S. Department of State announced last week that it is offering a $10,000,000 bounty for information on the identification or location of five highly ranked members of Wizard Spider, the Conti ransomware syndicate. Since the emergence of Conti in [...]

U.S. Department of State’s $10M Bounty on Conti Ransomware2022-09-09T20:47:31-07:00

Lack of Ransomware Reporting a Major Issue in Cybercrime Defense

For a country that boasts economic and technical progression, the United States falls short on ransomware proficiency. Malware groups and the mitigation of cyber attacks run rampant. Many organizations, as well as individuals, do not report these attacks because they [...]

Lack of Ransomware Reporting a Major Issue in Cybercrime Defense2022-08-08T22:45:03-07:00

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

Phishing for Your Destruction

A Timely Warning About Fake Communications and Persuasion Methods As many of us have experienced, there are people in the world who want to steal from us, our company or employer. In some cases, they want to pretend to [...]

Phishing for Your Destruction2021-06-28T10:06:16-07:00

Cybersecurity industry will have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 2021

In the following article, Alvaka's COO & CISO, Kevin McDonald, provides insight on the rise in cybercrime and how it is increasing the demand for cybersecurity workers. Article written by Kevin Smith of the Southern California News Group. Published on [...]

Cybersecurity industry will have 3.5 million unfilled jobs by 20212021-05-04T03:16:01-07:00