Cyber Defense in the Critical World of Water

Water is the most fundamental life sustaining commodity and something me must protect. Cyber threats were already a real and growing problem, but the Russian invasion of Ukraine has increased the specter of cyberattacks on Western countries. The news [...]

Cyber Defense in the Critical World of Water2022-05-12T12:17:15-07:00

LAPSUS$: The New Extortion Group Causing a Scene

A new threat actor group is behind an infamous wave of attacks impacting companies like Microsoft, Nvidia, Okta, and most recently Globant, among others. LAPSUS$, tracked as DEV-0537 by Microsoft, is relatively less sophisticated than other hacking and extortion groups [...]

LAPSUS$: The New Extortion Group Causing a Scene2022-04-08T17:40:39-07:00

Cybersecurity Transformations Since the Russia/Ukraine Conflict

In the past few days since the Russia/Ukraine conflict, there have been some changes in the cybersecurity landscape. Below are some of my personal observations from our Ransomware Recovery business unit. I am curious if other incident response professionals, ransomware [...]

Cybersecurity Transformations Since the Russia/Ukraine Conflict2022-03-04T12:27:57-08:00

Ransomware Attack: Should I Contact the FBI and Law Enforcement?

If your company was hit with ransomware, you might be wondering if you should contact the FBI after a ransomware attack, or other law enforcement. The quick answer is mostly yes, but with important caveats to consider. Because of the [...]

Ransomware Attack: Should I Contact the FBI and Law Enforcement?2022-02-27T23:49:27-08:00

Cyber Safety Tips for the Holidays

With the holiday season now in full swing, we wanted to share some helpful cyber safety tips and guidance when it comes to your cybersecurity strategies (or lack thereof). The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, as well as the FBI, [...]

Cyber Safety Tips for the Holidays2022-02-27T23:55:26-08:00

How Much Does It Cost to Recover from Ransomware?

The cost to recover from ransomware will depend on many factors. The three key variables are the size of your company, the complexity of the network and applications, and the ransomware gang that attacked you. There are many more variables [...]

How Much Does It Cost to Recover from Ransomware?2022-02-28T00:02:03-08:00

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 Attacks2022-02-28T00:04:50-08:00

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?2021-08-18T16:18:46-07:00