What is Enterprise Patch Management?

What is Enterprise Patch Management (a.k.a. the application of software security updates according to NIST SP 800-40r4)? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) just released Report 800-40r4: Guide to Enterprise Patch Management Planning: Preventive Maintenance for Technology. [...]

What is Enterprise Patch Management?2022-04-08T13:23:38-07:00

Top 5 Reasons to Buy 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 Buy Cyber Breach Insurance2021-09-17T18:53:18-07:00

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 [...]

The Hidden Truth About Ransomware2021-01-27T16:57:42-08:00

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Today marks the first day of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. I am pleased to see one of the themes for this year’s National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, is about doing security updates. Only by patching your software in a timely manner, [...]

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month2021-10-05T01:06:40-07:00

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?2021-01-28T13:48:46-08:00

The Importance of Third-Party Software Patching

And Why Executives Should Care... Threats to network security seem to get announced weekly. Global ransomware attacks like WannaCry cause havoc around the world and billions of dollars in losses. Businesses are actually shuttering due to network attacks that [...]

The Importance of Third-Party Software Patching2021-01-27T21:17:55-08:00

Alvaka Networks to Sponsor ISACA’s North America CACS 2019 Conference

Schaumburg, IL, USA (29 April 2019)—Alvaka Networks will sponsor ISACA’s North America CACS Conference for information systems audit, assurance, control, governance and security professionals, taking place 13-15 May 2019 in Anaheim, CA. Patchworx by Alvaka Networks is a mature Patch [...]

Alvaka Networks to Sponsor ISACA’s North America CACS 2019 Conference2021-10-05T01:20:58-07:00

Alvaka Networks is becoming a specialist as it looks to address larger enterprises

Dave Cunningham, Alvaka's Business Technology Officer, was recently interviewed by Channel Partner Insight regarding Alvaka's narrowing focus on it's Patch Management as a Service offering. Below is an excerpt from the article. See link below to read full article. As [...]

Alvaka Networks is becoming a specialist as it looks to address larger enterprises2019-03-12T16:30:24-07:00

Software Patch Management is Geographically Undesirable

Many organizations continue to find themselves between a rock and hard-place when it comes to consistently applying security updates or “patches” across their environments. On one hand, they recognize their unpatched software exposes them to risk of a disruptive and [...]

Software Patch Management is Geographically Undesirable2020-03-27T17:06:52-07:00

Will Patching Break My Network?

IT organizations understand the importance of applying current security updates, or "patches", to the operating systems and software applications running in their environment. However, many are reluctant to do so for fear of "breaking" their systems and causing outages. And, [...]

Will Patching Break My Network?2020-03-27T17:26:27-07:00