Identifying the Ransomware You’ve Been Hit With

Ransomware, first seen in 1989, has grown into a one of the largest criminal business industries worldwide, accounting for a total of $20 billion in damage costs in 2020. First starting with criminals developing their own codes to use for [...]

Identifying the Ransomware You’ve Been Hit With2021-05-06T16:02:46-07:00

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

2020 Saw a 320% increase in Ransomware Incidents

It’s no doubt that 2020 was a tough year for everyone, and even more so for information security professionals. In fact, 2020 saw the highest increased rates of ransomware incidents than any other year. The onslaught [...]

2020 Saw a 320% increase in Ransomware Incidents2021-05-04T16:01:25-07:00

Ransomware Recovery Timeframes: How Long Does It Take to Recover?

Ransomware recovery timeframes can vary widely. In very unusual situations, companies are only down for a day or two. In other unusual cases, it can take months. Most companies fall somewhere between the two to four week range, given their [...]

Ransomware Recovery Timeframes: How Long Does It Take to Recover?2021-03-14T23:44:34-07:00

The #1 Question: If I Pay the Ransom, Will I Get My Data Back?

Paying a ransom is no joke. Being victimized by ransomware can leave you breathless and concerned for the future of your business, and anyone who would inflict this type of harm cannot be trusted. You are dealing with criminals, although [...]

The #1 Question: If I Pay the Ransom, Will I Get My Data Back?2021-03-14T23:23:08-07:00

Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for in 2021

In the wake of the recent and widespread SolarWinds attack that compromised U.S. government agencies, as well as the increase in cyber activity across all industries and organizations, CompTIA has established an Cybersecurity Advisory Council that aims to provide cybersecurity [...]

Cybersecurity Trends to Watch for in 20212021-03-14T23:19:43-07:00

Does Your Firm Qualify for Cyber Breach Insurance?

And if your firm buys cyber breach insurance, will the insurance pay? There are many stipulations in regards to qualifying for cyber breach insurance. Most insurance companies require you to affirm a Statement of Fact and Fraud Warning. When [...]

Does Your Firm Qualify for Cyber Breach Insurance?2021-01-27T12:11:02-08:00

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

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 Insurance2021-03-14T23:27:41-07:00