Cybersecurity is an Organized Behavior [Podcast] – with Kevin McDonald

COO and CISO of Alvaka Networks, Kevin McDonald, sits down with Brian Sherman of IoTSSA for a very candid conversation on building a successful cybersecurity offering. He offers some great advice in this episode, such as using law enforcement as [...]

Cybersecurity is an Organized Behavior [Podcast] – with Kevin McDonald2018-11-29T14:23:48+00:00

How to Comply with NIST 800-171 Requirements‎ Now That the DFARS Compliance Deadline Has Passed (with Live Webinar)

*Registration Required for both In Person & Live Webinar Attendees. Webinar information will be provided prior to event date. Now that the DFARS compliance deadline has come and gone, companies that are non-compliant face much uncertainty in their current and [...]

How to Comply with NIST 800-171 Requirements‎ Now That the DFARS Compliance Deadline Has Passed (with Live Webinar)2018-11-02T10:28:04+00:00

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+00:00

Pentagon’s lack of cyber authority leaves data at risk…

Lawmakers on the Senate Armed Forces Committee claim that the Department of Defense is not taking strong enough action against defense contractors in regards to protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), which is putting all of that data at risk. Given [...]

Pentagon’s lack of cyber authority leaves data at risk…2018-09-04T12:43:12+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 Plan2018-10-18T10:47:11+00:00

HIPAA Security: Don’t Neglect Physical Workstation Security Safeguards

With all the recent headlines regarding cyber security breaches, it is easy for companies to forget about the physical security controls they must put into place. This crucial element of the HIPAA Security Rule will vary in implementation depending on [...]

HIPAA Security: Don’t Neglect Physical Workstation Security Safeguards2018-06-13T12:06:57+00:00

Three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches

By Oli Thordarson, CEO of Alvaka Networks I was recently asked to write a short column on “What three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches?” for the ABL Organization. It [...]

Three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches2018-05-31T11:40:31+00:00

The Questions to Ask When Hiring an IT Security Consultant

by Jessica Thiefels, VP of Community Management for PolySwarm. Learn what questions to ask when hiring an IT security consultant, including insight from Alvaka Networks CEO, Oli Thordarson. If you can’t afford an in-house IT security team, you have to look [...]

The Questions to Ask When Hiring an IT Security Consultant2018-06-29T15:22:40+00:00

Average Ransomware Attack Infects 16 Workstations, 5 Servers and 22 Users

Midmarket firms are getting hit hardest by ransomware. Data from 2017 shows that 29% of the companies with 1,000 to 5,000 employees are getting struck by ransomware. If companies that size—who presumably have the resources to guard against this scourge—are [...]

Average Ransomware Attack Infects 16 Workstations, 5 Servers and 22 Users2018-07-02T10:15:50+00:00
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