[Podcast] Steps to Minimize Ransomware Risk

Last month, Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, sat down with the Miles Jobgen of the CompTIA Biz Tech Podcast to share his experiences with rescuing and restoring clients from ransomware—the most dangerous threat to IT solution providers today. He [...]

[Podcast] Steps to Minimize Ransomware Risk2020-11-13T13:51:12-08:00

Corporate Survival – The Ultimate Cybersecurity ROI

The following is a guest blog written by Ciaran Foley of XeneX. Ciaran discusses the current and future state of cybersecurity, including the big business of enterprise-scale ransomware operations. As a Corporate Executive or Board Member, you may never have [...]

Corporate Survival – The Ultimate Cybersecurity ROI2020-10-30T13:53:06-07:00

Dharma Ransomware-as-a-Service Places SMBs at Significant Risk

In the cat-and-mouse world of ransomware and cybersecurity, with businesses and governments needing to place two steps between them and cybercriminals, comes a new obstacle – Ransomware-as-a-Service. Dharma, a cybercriminal firm, provides, “one of the most popular offerings around, saying [...]

Dharma Ransomware-as-a-Service Places SMBs at Significant Risk2020-10-04T23:47:38-07:00

Ransomware Attacks Can Target Your System Backups

An evolving threat Ransomware now has a frightening new threat: preventing your ability to recover from backups. At Alvaka Networks, we are currently involved in some of the largest ransomware recovery projects, both insured and uninsured. The most sinister trend [...]

Ransomware Attacks Can Target Your System Backups2020-09-01T20:51:38-07:00

Ransomware an Increasing Threat to Business Victims

Published in Orange County Business Journal by Kevin Costelloe on Monday, July 13, 2020. Alvaka COO and CISO, Kevin McDonald, is interviewed by Kevin Costelloe about the ever-increasing threat of ransomware and how being a victim can bring companies to [...]

Ransomware an Increasing Threat to Business Victims2020-08-03T20:10:20-07:00

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?2020-10-04T23:36:18-07:00

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 Deadly2020-10-04T23:41:07-07:00

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 World2020-10-04T23:59:48-07:00

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 casinos2020-10-04T23:43:56-07:00
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