Protecting your Backups in a Ransomware World

I just read an article that is full of great information on protecting your backups from a ransomware attack. The article states what I have long said, you must practice security in layers. No one tool or solution is going [...]

Protecting your Backups in a Ransomware World2020-04-01T12:15:42-07:00

Ransomware recovery at Las Vegas casinos

We have been involved in a lot of different ransomware rescues. Here is a new one, gambling casinos. Yes, it turns out some casinos are just as vulnerable as the rest of the business population. Even some of the casinos with [...]

Ransomware recovery at Las Vegas casinos2020-03-27T12:38:43-07:00

The Evolution of Ransomware: How to Stay Protected

What is Ransomware? Ransomware is a tradename for potentially entity killing malware of a variety of classes. In general, the cybercriminals infect computers with malware that can spread and take over an organization’s entire computing environment, from desktops and laptops [...]

The Evolution of Ransomware: How to Stay Protected2020-03-27T12:46:34-07:00

The Evolving Ransomware Threat: How Safe Are You?

Executive Luncheon and Live Webinar Event In recent years, cybercrime has changed drastically. While there is a vast array of attack vectors available to malicious actors, ransomware is now one of the most dangerous and prolific cybersecurity threats. Join Alvaka [...]

The Evolving Ransomware Threat: How Safe Are You?2020-01-16T15:32:58-08:00

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 evidence [...]

The hidden truth about ransomware2020-01-29T10:08:44-08:00

Is it Time for Ransomware Insurance?

Necessary cybersecurity habits such as software patching and vulnerability assessments/penetration tests should not be disregarded due to having cyber insurance. On a related note, Alvaka has recently acquired two clients who needed recovery from ransomware attacks, one client had roughly [...]

Is it Time for Ransomware Insurance?2020-03-27T13:06:17-07:00

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?2020-03-27T16:35:35-07:00

How Intelligence Data Leaks Has Damaged Infosec

Originally published on June 19, 2017 on TechTarget. Alvaka’s COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, examines the real-world damage caused by CIA and NSA data leaks, putting dangerous government cyberweapons in the hands of hackers. WikiLeaks' CIA data dump shook a [...]

How Intelligence Data Leaks Has Damaged Infosec2020-03-27T16:41:29-07:00

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. The two stories I share below are chilling… For the last five years or so, ransomware could be described as a [...]

Ransomware v2.0 Recovery – Now, encrypted or deleted backups!2020-03-27T17:11:34-07:00

Three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches

By Oli Thordarson, CEO of Alvaka Networks I was recently asked to write a short column on “What three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches?” for the ABL Organization. It [...]

Three things healthcare organizations can do to help protect their organizations from cyber risk and security breaches2019-09-09T22:36:44-07:00
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