November 18, 2020
Phishing attacks continue to be one of the biggest cyberthreats faced by businesses around the world – and the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing chaos have only made the situation more dire. In March 2020, phishing attacks related to coronavirus went up 667% from the previous month. 51% of companies experienced more phishing attacks due to employees working remotely. Even the SANS Institute – a...
November 10, 2020
Avalon has been on a consistent growth trajectory for many years, expanding our geographic reach and our suite of services to meet the everchanging needs of our clients. To this end, we recently made some exciting changes within the Avalon Cyber division, including creating new positions for current team members and bringing a new hire aboard. This alignment will better position each of our...
September 28, 2020
In this blog, Brandy Griffin, Cyber Service Delivery Manager for Avalon Cyber, discusses the business email compromise (BEC), what you can do to help prevent one from affecting your organization, and how to respond if a BEC occurs.
April 10, 2020
In this challenging time, and with many companies moving to remote workforces, we would like to share some important information concerning a vulnerability in Citrix, as many companies utilize this tool to allow their remote workforce to connect to corporate networks and resources.
April 10, 2020
Just because you don’t have the budget of a Forbes 500 business, doesn’t mean you should go without a world-class cybersecurity program. That’s why the engineers at Avalon Cyber developed KnightVision CAM, our customizable, scalable – and affordable – solution to two major cybersecurity challenges: regulatory compliance and incident response.
March 18, 2020
We’re hearing a lot about protecting ourselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, cybercriminals are using the opportunity to create sophisticated social engineering campaigns and scaling up criminal activity, which means we need to work even harder to protect our online assets too.
February 27, 2020
Ransomware, malicious software that holds your data hostage in exchange for money, is, in a word, terrifying. A bad actor infiltrates your system via a phishing email, for example, encrypts your files, and your business, now crippled, comes to a standstill. The cybercriminal then demands payment, typically in Bitcoin because it’s anonymous and can’t be traced, leaving you in a...
November 13, 2019
As cybercriminals and cyber threats—as well as cybersecurity—all continue to evolve, the list of ways to protect your company could number into the thousands. But for now, to avoid putting you to sleep, we’ve compiled just a few guidelines for protecting your company and your employees.
October 23, 2019
According to the latest cybersecurity industry research, market demand for Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services continues to climb. In fact, experts forecast that by 2024, 40% of midsize enterprises will use MDR as their only managed security service. That might sound like a large percentage, but because of the continued escalation of cyberattacks, more and more companies are...
October 9, 2019
Most of our daily work routines start out something like this: You stroll into your office building, walk by a few colleagues, give them a wave and a “good morning” with a friendly smile, assuming you got enough sleep the night before. You take a gulp of coffee, log in to your computer, and begin scrolling through Outlook to read and respond to emails.
September 18, 2019
Avalon, a national provider of eDiscovery, digital forensics, cybersecurity, managed services, and traditional litigation support services to law firms and corporations, announced today that it has opened three new offices. These additional locations strengthen Avalon’s national presence and its increasing commitment to helping the legal and business communities.
August 7, 2019
First (Really Late) Night at SXSW
June 4, 2019
Avalon Cyber, a leading provider of cybersecurity services, and SideChannel Security, experts in CISO, security advisory, and compliance services, today announced an exclusive strategic partnership.
May 28, 2019
Michael McCartney joins Susan Rose and Brian Mazurowski of WBEN to discuss ways to help keep yourself and your data safe while connecting to public WiFi or USB charging stations.
April 26, 2019
Our cybersecurity team has received more than a dozen notifications from local law firms that have had their email accounts compromised in the last two weeks. We feel it is our duty to notify our business community of the recent wave of attacks.
March 20, 2019
Despite the fact that we’re in the business of responding to breaches, I still feel terrible when we get a call that a client has been hacked. It’s the same story most of the time, which is probably two to three times a week. A client calls us panicked because one of their email accounts was compromised and the bad guy is seemingly using the compromised account to hack into the network or use...
February 15, 2019
Avalon Cyber is pleased to announce the hiring of Andrew Monaco as Talent Acquisition Specialist. The Avalon team has a passion for solving client challenges and Andrew’s experience with building high-level recruitment strategies will help Avalon engage top talent to meet our client’s needs.
January 8, 2019
After yet another year marked by an excessive amount of high-profile cyber-attacks and data breaches, every company, no matter the size, should now expect to be breached. There is a dangerously unstable balance between the ever-increasing cyber threat and cybersecurity solutions. Increasing threats across industries, and the proliferation of connected endpoints to a myriad of corporate...
October 24, 2018
What do some of the world’s most premier data breaches—Target in 2013, Heartland Payment Systems in 2009, Anthem in 2015—have in common?