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

Update from Alvaka Networks on COVID-19 Readiness

In the below video, Alvaka CEO Oli Thordarson, discusses Alvaka's response and readiness to the Covid-19 Pandemic and how we are supporting our clients' response efforts with consistent and quality service. Here is a script of the video... [...]

Update from Alvaka Networks on COVID-19 Readiness2020-03-26T11:59:23-07:00

Eight Reasons You Feel Like a Hostage to IT

Over the years we have seen many new clients come to Alvaka Networks feeling like they are hostages to Information Technology.  IT Hostages feel this way for many different reasons.  Most often the person feeling this way is the CFO, Controller, CEO, COO, IT manager or an IT technician for the most part in that order in terms of frequency.

Why do you feel that way?

Eight Reasons You Feel Like a Hostage to IT2015-07-07T21:31:37-07:00

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas a Happy New Year to All of You

Thank you so much for all your support in 2014.  We are already planning for 2015.  Many of you may have already gotten calls from me as I contact you to get feedback on a set of 10 questions I [...]

Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas a Happy New Year to All of You2014-12-23T23:04:11-08:00

Senate Passes Retroactive Tax Relief Under Section 179

This is one time you may want to make a quick call to your accountant, then order up some of those infrastructure items you are putting off. A bill known as “tax extenders” if signed by the president will reinstate Section 179 tax [...]

Senate Passes Retroactive Tax Relief Under Section 1792014-12-17T22:47:22-08:00

How Do I Stop Being a Hostage to IT and the Six Reasons We Feel Like a Hostage?

Over the years we have seen many new clients come to Alvaka Networks feeling like they are hostages to Information Technology.  These people feel this way for many different reasons.  Most often the person feeling this way is the CFO, Controller, CEO, COO, IT manager or an IT technician for the most part in that order in terms of frequency.

Why do they feel that way?

It is usually because their systems were:

1.       Poorly designed

2.       They don’t work right

3.       The system is insecure

4.       No one knows what the last guy...

How Do I Stop Being a Hostage to IT and the Six Reasons We Feel Like a Hostage?2020-05-28T15:18:08-07:00

How is the New Apple iWatch just like the IBM PC?

If the IBM PC legitimized the PC market in 1981 and launched an explosion of sales and it created a whole new market, I predict the health-enabled Apple Watch will do the same.  Prior to IBM's entry into the PC [...]

How is the New Apple iWatch just like the IBM PC?2014-09-10T21:53:19-07:00

HIPAA business associate agreement consultations could be unlawful

Here is a controversial article written recently by Kevin McDonald for TechTarget. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Under federal law, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule extends to a class of business entities (i.e., health plans, health care clearinghouses and [...]

HIPAA business associate agreement consultations could be unlawful2020-04-29T22:44:01-07:00

Some Good Questions and Answers on Backup and Disaster Recovery

1. Where should small businesses start with disaster recovery, whether or not they already have a DR plan in place? What is the first question the small business owner needs to ask?

I recommend starting with determining RTO and RPO.  If the small business owner starts here he or she will be off to a good start with the DR plan.  What are RTO and RPO?

         RTO – Recovery Time Objective, the time between the disaster and when the system has been made operational again.  Why is this important?  Different businesses have different costs associated with

Some Good Questions and Answers on Backup and Disaster Recovery2014-04-29T23:01:20-07:00
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