Alvaka Networks: Rapid Response & Recovery Brand

Featured on the cover of ChannelPro SMB February 2021 issue, Alvaka Networks CEO, Oli Thordarson, explains how Alvaka was able to carve a unique identity as a rapid response and recovery brand through peerless execution and a 24/7/365 all US-based [...]

Alvaka Networks: Rapid Response & Recovery Brand2021-06-23T01:33:43-07:00

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

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

Eliminating silos, Alvaka Networks Teams with CloudAccess

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE SEPTEMBER 25, 2019 Irvine, CA.– Alvaka Networks—a network management and security service provider with over three decades supporting clients—has teamed with CloudAccess to provide a unique set of bundled security services to midsize and enterprise customers. [...]

Eliminating silos, Alvaka Networks Teams with CloudAccess2021-05-04T03:19:14-07:00

Alvaka Networks to Sponsor ISACA’s North America CACS 2019 Conference

Schaumburg, IL, USA (29 April 2019)—Alvaka Networks will sponsor ISACA’s North America CACS Conference for information systems audit, assurance, control, governance and security professionals, taking place 13-15 May 2019 in Anaheim, CA. Patchworx by Alvaka Networks is a mature Patch [...]

Alvaka Networks to Sponsor ISACA’s North America CACS 2019 Conference2021-05-04T03:12:01-07:00

Ransomware v2.0 Recovery – Now, encrypted or deleted backups!

Warning!!! We have entered a new, even more malicious, era for ransomware that is hitting mid-market companies particularly hard, with deleted or encrypted backups. The two stories I share below are chilling… For the last five years or so, ransomware [...]

Ransomware v2.0 Recovery – Now, encrypted or deleted backups!2021-01-28T17:48:31-08:00

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 Safeguards2021-01-28T15:39:38-08:00