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?2021-01-08T22:39:52-08:00

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in 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 Invest in Cyber Breach Insurance2021-01-08T22:41:34-08:00

[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 Risk2021-01-08T22:43:23-08:00

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 have [...]

Corporate Survival – The Ultimate Cybersecurity ROI2021-01-08T23:21:54-08:00

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 Risk2021-01-08T22:53:18-08:00

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 Backups2021-01-08T22:56:52-08:00

Important Questions and Answers about DRworx

DRworx solution is a backup, recovery, and virtualization software developed for the protection of your business. Click here to learn more about DRworx or by reading our responses to questions below.Are Alvaka DRworx cloud backups stored off-site and where?Yes, the [...]

Important Questions and Answers about DRworx2020-09-01T20:40:24-07:00

Ransomware an Increasing Threat to Business Victims

Published in Orange County Business Journal by Kevin Costelloe on Monday, July 13, 2020. Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, is interviewed by Kevin Costelloe about the ever-increasing threat of ransomware and how being a victim can bring companies to [...]

Ransomware an Increasing Threat to Business Victims2021-01-08T23:00:58-08:00

Critical: Microsoft Discovers 17-Year-Old Vulnerability

Major news has been revealed this week that Check Point, an Israeli Security Firm, discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft's domain name system protocol (DNS). Most alarming is that the bug has existed for roughly 17 years. It is advised that [...]

Critical: Microsoft Discovers 17-Year-Old Vulnerability2020-10-04T23:57:51-07:00
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