Ransomware Trends & Prevention

In a recent CRN article, Alvaka’s CISO and COO, Kevin McDonald, shares some alarming ransomware trends, providing insight into the world of ransomware and how it has developed. He also shares what companies need to be doing in order to [...]

Ransomware Trends & Prevention2021-06-30T00:08:45-07:00

Reduce the Risk of Ransomware & Other Cyber Attacks

Hopefully, you have seen the news about the growing reality of ransomware and how it is impacting companies and government entities on a global scale. While ransomware is not new, the severity, reach and costs associated with this cyber threat [...]

Reduce the Risk of Ransomware & Other Cyber Attacks2021-07-28T16:49:03-07:00

White House & DOJ Issue Warnings: Ransomware is a National Security Threat

Following a series of high-profile cybersecurity breaches, the Department of Justice is raising investigations for ransomware attacks to the same level of priority as terrorism. Though ransomware has been around for a while, experts are glad to see the government [...]

White House & DOJ Issue Warnings: Ransomware is a National Security Threat2021-07-28T17:20:41-07:00

The #1 Question: If I Pay the Ransom, Will I Get My Data Back?

Paying a ransom is no joke. Being victimized by ransomware can leave you breathless and concerned for the future of your business, and anyone who would inflict this type of harm cannot be trusted. You are dealing with criminals, although [...]

The #1 Question: If I Pay the Ransom, Will I Get My Data Back?2021-03-14T23:23:08-07:00

How Much is a Typical Ransomware Ransom?

Since each ransom attack varies so much, it is tough to answer what exactly the typical ransomware payment is. It is also difficult to pinpoint the exact number of ransomware gangs that are active, but it is certainly a large amount.

How Much is a Typical Ransomware Ransom?2021-03-14T23:25:21-07:00

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Cyber Breach Insurance

In August of 2018, I shared an opinion about the value of cyber breach insurance. I was not very fond of it, at least not at the time given the typical insurance company terms vs. the typical cost of the risk at the time. Here is that opinion – Should I buy cyber insurance? 

Top 5 Reasons to Buy Cyber Breach Insurance2021-05-11T19:39:34-07:00

[Podcast] Steps to Minimize Ransomware Risk

Last month, Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, sat down with the Miles Jobgen of the CompTIA Biz Tech Podcast to share his experiences with rescuing and restoring clients from ransomware—the most dangerous threat to IT solution providers today. He [...]

[Podcast] Steps to Minimize Ransomware Risk2021-03-14T23:34:24-07:00

Corporate Survival – The Ultimate Cybersecurity ROI

The following is a guest blog written by Ciaran Foley of XeneX. Ciaran discusses the current and future state of cybersecurity, including the big business of enterprise-scale ransomware operations. As a Corporate Executive or Board Member, you may never [...]

Corporate Survival – The Ultimate Cybersecurity ROI2021-06-25T21:23:21-07:00

Dharma Ransomware-as-a-Service Places SMBs at Significant Risk

In the cat-and-mouse world of ransomware and cybersecurity, with businesses and governments needing to place two steps between them and cybercriminals, comes a new obstacle – Ransomware-as-a-Service. Dharma, a cybercriminal firm, provides, “one of the most popular offerings around, saying [...]

Dharma Ransomware-as-a-Service Places SMBs at Significant Risk2021-03-14T23:31:29-07:00

Ransomware Attacks Can Target Your System Backups

An evolving threat Ransomware now has a frightening new threat: preventing your ability to recover from backups. At Alvaka Networks, we are currently involved in some of the largest ransomware recovery projects, both insured and uninsured. The most sinister [...]

Ransomware Attacks Can Target Your System Backups2021-03-14T23:40:18-07:00