Realities of Modern Ransomware & Cyber Extortion Gangs

To Pay or Not to Pay: Modern Ransomware & Cyber Extortion Gangs Join Alvaka Networks’ COO & CISO, Kevin McDonald, as he delivers a Merage Talk (live and recorded for future viewing) on May 3rd, 2021 at 10 am Pacific. [...]

Realities of Modern Ransomware & Cyber Extortion Gangs2021-04-06T17:01:21-07:00

Let’s Talk Ransomware Defense & Response

Deep Dive into Ransomware Defense & Response Join us for this unfiltered, unscripted conversation about the reality of ransomware and the extortion gangs attacking businesses of all sizes on a global scale. This highly experienced panel will discuss the [...]

Let’s Talk Ransomware Defense & Response2021-04-05T20:56:42-07:00

Ransomware Training for End-Users – Be Ransomware Aware

Educate your users - Don’t let them be tricked into downloading ransomware/malware

 Everyone should follow this advice:

  1. Be very cautious when opening an attachment or clicking a link in an email, instant message, or post on social networks (like Facebook)—even if you know the sender. If you are suspicious, call to ask the sender if they sent it.  If not, delete it.
  2. The attack can look like it is from an official sources like banks, UPS, FedEx, USPS, eFax, etc. This has been the most common attack method to date.
  3. If an e-mail gets blocked and quarantined by your spam filter, be very certain about the message and any attachments before you release it from quarantine.  One user recently got burned this way.
  4. Avoid clicking Agree, OK, or I accept in banner ads in unexpected pop-up windows with warnings or offers to remove spyware or viruses, or on websites that may not seem legitimate. These are usually bogus. Call your IT specialist if you are concerned.
Ransomware Training for End-Users – Be Ransomware Aware2021-01-28T20:16:40-08:00