Is Cyber Insurance Unintentionally Increasing Ransomware Attacks?

Each year the total ransomware cases and money demanded, either through bitcoin or other monetary means, increases. Attacks can cost businesses and governments millions of dollars in recovery fees, and the enormous payout is why the ransomware industry is so [...]

Is Cyber Insurance Unintentionally Increasing Ransomware Attacks?2020-06-22T17:07:34-07:00

Ransomware: The Largest Threat Facing Businesses and Individuals

Kevin McDonald, COO, and CISO at Alvaka Networks gives insight to the largest threat that individuals and businesses face in today’s cyberspace. That threat is ransomware. The number of ransomware attacks has been significantly increasing over the past few years [...]

Ransomware: The Largest Threat Facing Businesses and Individuals2020-06-01T12:44:49-07:00

Cybercrime: Non-personal and potentially deadly

Written by Oli Thordarson, President/CEO of Alvaka Networks Mimi Grant, President of ABL Organization, wrote to me asking if a recent Red Cross plea to cyber-criminals to not attack hospitals with ransomware and extortion will help reduce cybercrime activity. She [...]

Cybercrime: Non-personal and potentially deadly2020-05-28T11:39:30-07:00

Backup & Disaster Recovery in a Ransomware World

Maintaining backups and having a developed disaster recovery strategy has always been a necessity for network security and company preservation. With the current boom in ransomware cases, companies should be placing an even bigger emphasis on making sure these protocols [...]

Backup & Disaster Recovery in a Ransomware World2020-05-11T16:08:15-07:00

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 World2020-05-28T11:54:42-07:00

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
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