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 [...]

Alvaka Networks to Sponsor ISACA’s North America CACS 2019 Conference2024-03-14T00:04:22-07:00

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 enterprises2024-03-14T00:02:59-07:00

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

To patch or not to patch? And what is patching anyway?

If you own a computer, it is very likely you know something about patching, or updating, software. First, this is different from upgrading, which usually means a developer of software has added new features or made significant changes to the [...]

To patch or not to patch? And what is patching anyway?2020-02-04T01:51:36-08:00

Six of the Most Dreaded IT Projects

Written by Dan Tynan (Writer, Editor, and Consultant). Originally posted on CIO.com on June 25, 2018. Alvaka Networks CEO, Oli Thordarson, and CTO, Unnar Gardarsson, contribute to this discussion on what projects IT professionals dread the most. The projects that most IT [...]

Six of the Most Dreaded IT Projects2024-03-14T00:11:19-07:00

Meltdown and Spectre news round-up for week of February 5, 2018

A running log of Meltdown and Spectre news can be found at Meltdown & Spectre: How to avoid the biggest cyber threat in modern computing. February 5, 2018 - At this point in time, Alvaka Networks is not advising [...]

Meltdown and Spectre news round-up for week of February 5, 20182020-02-04T01:49:22-08:00

“Are the risks from Meltdown and Spectre overblown?”…asks an IT professional

I participate in IT professional industry forums, where peers ask questions of other peers. Someone in the forum made a somewhat disjointed post questioning the severity for the recent Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities. I paraphrase his long question: About [...]

“Are the risks from Meltdown and Spectre overblown?”…asks an IT professional2018-03-01T10:55:39-08:00