March 21, 2023
Will the recent shutdown of the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and subsequent financial activity worldwide lead to an increase in cyberattacks? Some experts, including those at Avalon Cyber, think it’s a foregone conclusion.
March 6, 2023
We created the “CISO Spotlight” series to highlight some of the CISOs we know and admire, to learn more about their challenges, hear what they have to say about the current state of cybersecurity, and more. Read on to see what Jeremy Walczak of GenesisCare has to say.
November 21, 2022
Avalon is pleased to announce that Venkat Rangajaran has joined our team as Vice President of Cyber Sales. Venkat has more than 22 years of experience in the cybersecurity industry, working for startups, midsize companies, and mega caps, with an impressive track record of growing and leading top-performing sales teams and winning major contracts with numerous marquee logo clients.
October 14, 2022
You may think a complex eight-character password composed of numbers, symbols, and upper- and lowercase letters is relatively safe from cybercriminals, right? Nope. It would take an adversary just 31 seconds to crack that password.
October 5, 2022
Developing – and maturing – a layered, effective cybersecurity program for your organization can be confusing, time-consuming, and stressful. But it doesn’t have to be.
April 6, 2022
If you’re in the financial sector, no doubt you’ve already heard, and hopefully, are prepared or preparing for, the new federal banking rule regarding cyber breach notifications. This new rule, which took effect April 1, 2022, with full compliance required by May 1, 2022, requires banking organizations and bank service providers to notify banking regulators within 36 hours after a notification...
February 16, 2022
The Avalon Cyber team is proud to welcome Jill Martucci as our new Director of Governance Risk and Compliance (GRC) for our security advisory services. Her experience spans many service lines and industries in which she executes programs that ensure the proper functioning of client information technology and information security (IT/IS) controls, with a focus on the following areas:
February 8, 2022
If you experience a breach, it’s critical that you quickly find and fill the gaps in your network and identify what data may have been compromised. The Avalon Cyber team has extensive experience in digital forensics and technology crime fighting and provides prompt and comprehensive response to cyberattacks.
January 10, 2022
If you’re one of the more than 300,000 companies in the defense industrial base’s (DIB) supply chain, you’re probably familiar with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). If not, here’s a quick definition courtesy of the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (OUSD(A&S)): “The CMMC is a framework that includes a...
December 8, 2021
Getting good grades back in grammar school was pretty exciting, right? You get a high score on your math test and you’re super psyched for the rest of the day. Well, that’s the same feeling the team at Avalon gets when we think about our overall Net Promoter Score (NPS), which is… 92!
November 2, 2021
Microsoft 365 (previously Office 365) offers a wealth of tools, including Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, PowerPoint, Excel, and more, that help your team work and collaborate easily and efficiently from anywhere in the world. And, since the platform is cloud-based, your business has access to all these resources, yet doesn’t have to host the infrastructure.
October 6, 2021
People use their mobile devices for everything these days, including, of course, work. In fact, 60% of an organization’s endpoints are mobile – and unprotected. Since they contain much, if not all, of the same information found on an employee’s corporate laptop or desktop, keeping smart phones, tablets, etc. safe is crucial to the security of your business.
August 9, 2021
Avalon, a national provider of digital forensics, eDiscovery, cybersecurity, business process outsourcing services, and traditional litigation support services to law firms and corporations, has opened a new office in Phoenix, Arizona. This additional location strengthens Avalon’s national presence and its commitment to assisting the legal and business communities.
July 28, 2021
Avalon is proud to announce that we have successfully completed the SOC 2 Type 1 information security audit as of July 2021. The scope of the audit included our cybersecurity, eDiscovery, and secure print and mail services.
May 7, 2021
During our most recent webinar, “Into the Dark Web with David Maimon,” (which you can watch at the link) an attendee asked: Is there a list of common email subject lines that are red flags?
March 23, 2021
If you experience a data breach, you probably know that you need to alert your customers as quickly as possible to comply with state and national regulations. But did you know that Avalon Cyber can assist with this?
February 9, 2021
So here's the main difference between vulnerability assessments and penetration tests, put as simply and briefly as possible:
January 8, 2021
UPDATE: The move-in date for Avalon Buffalo has changed. Until further notice, it’ll be business as usual at 741 Main St,. Buffalo, NY 14203. Stay tuned for more details! In the meantime, if you have any questions, feel free to call us at 716.995.7777.
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 U.S....
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...
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.
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...
October 15, 2019
Well, the Rochester Security Summit is in the bag and we had a fantastic time. We met incredible people, learned some new stuff, and gave away a few cool prizes.
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.
September 17, 2019
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!
September 9, 2019
This July, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo passed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act to further protect state residents from data breaches.