By
Ian Gattie

October 9, 2019

The First 48: You Clicked Through a Phishing Email. Now What?

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. 
June 4, 2019

Avalon Cyber and SideChannel Security Announce Strategic Partnership

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

Public connections are a vector for an adversary to steal your data

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. 
May 17, 2019

In The News: Michael McCartney

Michael McCartney, president of Avalon Cyber, was interviewed by Randy Bushover of WBEN for the Buffalo Means Business Radio Show. Michael talks cybersecurity and gives advice on what to do to help to mitigate the risk of a cyber attack.
May 16, 2019

Team Member Spotlight: Brandy Griffin

Every once in a while, we like to show off one of our hard-working, detail-oriented problem solvers. Take a moment to see who's in the spotlight today!
March 19, 2019

Meet Justin

We're pleased to announce that Justin has joined the Avalon Cyber team as a Cyber Security Engineer.  Justin will be focused primarily on the technical development of our cybersecurity offerings, inclusive of MDR, threat hunting, and incident response.
February 27, 2019

Meet Jonathan

Jonathan has joined the Avalon Cyber team as a Cyber Security Engineer. Jonathan will be focused on our cybersecurity offerings, inclusive of MDR, threat hunting, and cyber incident response process and investigative capabilities.
February 15, 2019

Welcome, Andrew Monaco!

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.
October 24, 2018

The Cybersecurity Trap: Don't Confuse Compliance with Security

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?
August 28, 2018

Why Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) is Superior to Your Current Antivirus (AV) Tools

Just as our devices—computers, phones, tablets—are basically outdated by the time we exit the store, the same is happening for cyberattack protection. Our technology is continually becoming more sophisticated, and cybercriminals are keeping up.
July 24, 2018

Cybersecurity Measures That Get a C-

Why Antivirus Protection Isn’t Enough. As young students, when we didn’t want someone cheating off of our tests or papers, we put up a folder or Trapper Keeper as a barrier on our desk. This worked great unless someone stood up alleging that they had to use the bathroom. That scoundrel* then had the opportunity to peek over the makeshift boundary.
April 12, 2018

Moving On Up!

Here at Avalon, we love to see our people move up and take on new challenges. Ryan Lemieux was recently promoted to Information Security Analyst where he will be scrutinizing and providing investigative analysis of cyber events for our clients. Ryan will be the direct point of contact for questions and concerns from Avalon Cyber’s clients and will escalate security events when identified...
April 6, 2018

The Kaseya Attack: Not Even CPU Cycles Are Safe

Wild Wild West isn’t just a ‘90s hip hop theme song for the movie of the same name, courtesy of Will Smith. It’s also become an internet playground for hackers who are willing to do anything to get into systems, which we’re hearing about on an all-too-regular basis.
April 2, 2018

The E.U.’s GDPR’s Shockwaves Will Be Felt Across The Atlantic. Are You Ready?

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enacted in 2016, becomes effective in May. It requires organizations that handle the personal data of European Union (E.U.) citizens to ensure adequate protection is in place to prevent theft or misuse.