What is Enterprise Patch Management?

What is Enterprise Patch Management (a.k.a. the application of software security updates according to NIST SP 800-40r4)? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) just released Report 800-40r4: Guide to Enterprise Patch Management Planning: Preventive Maintenance for Technology. [...]

What is Enterprise Patch Management?2022-04-08T13:23:38-07:00

Why Firewall Patching (Updating Firmware) is Critical for Your Business

Firewall patching (updating firmware) is one of the most prudent aspects of network security management that, if neglected, can have dire consequences for your company. Now more than ever, consistent firewall patching is a must have for every business, big [...]

Why Firewall Patching (Updating Firmware) is Critical for Your Business2022-02-27T23:57:39-08:00

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

The Hidden Truth About Ransomware

What you don't see The devastating aspect of ransomware is that the majority of firms discover that hackers have been present in their network after it’s too late. Also, many firms who fall victim to ransomware state that “no [...]

The Hidden Truth About Ransomware2021-01-27T16:57:42-08:00

Who’s to Blame for Ransomware Attacks?

Originally published on TechTarget. Alvaka’s COO and CISO—Kevin McDonald—discusses that, although cyber attackers are the main culprits for ransomware attacks, the companies that release flawed software or those who don’t install patches are not off the hook. In early May, [...]

Who’s to Blame for Ransomware Attacks?2021-01-28T13:48:46-08:00

The Importance of Third-Party Software Patching

And Why Executives Should Care... Threats to network security seem to get announced weekly. Global ransomware attacks like WannaCry cause havoc around the world and billions of dollars in losses. Businesses are actually shuttering due to network attacks that [...]

The Importance of Third-Party Software Patching2021-01-27T21:17:55-08:00

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 Conference2021-10-05T01:20:58-07:00

Alvaka Networks is becoming a specialist as it looks to address larger enterprises

Dave Cunningham, Alvaka's Business Technology Officer, was recently interviewed by Channel Partner Insight regarding Alvaka's narrowing focus on it's Patch Management as a Service offering. Below is an excerpt from the article. See link below to read full article. As [...]

Alvaka Networks is becoming a specialist as it looks to address larger enterprises2019-03-12T16:30:24-07:00

Will Patching Break My Network?

IT organizations understand the importance of applying current security updates, or "patches", to the operating systems and software applications running in their environment. However, many are reluctant to do so for fear of "breaking" their systems and causing outages. And, [...]

Will Patching Break My Network?2020-03-27T17:26:27-07:00

Why Don’t IT Departments Fully Patch Their Environments?

The failure to fully apply security updates (patches) to operating systems and software applications is the leading cause of cybersecurity compromise. A recent survey by Ponemon Institute of over 3,000 organizations, found that half had experienced a cybersecurity breach in [...]

Why Don’t IT Departments Fully Patch Their Environments?2020-03-27T17:28:15-07:00