Avalon Cybersecurity

September 18, 2018

Hackers Are After...Pizza?

As a teenager back in the ‘90s, some of my favorite things to do included playing PlayStation and eating pizza. If I were a teenager today, the only difference would be that I’d be playing on my laptop or tablet while eating pizza. Alas, today, I am an adult. And instead of playing games, I’m going to conferences.
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Just as our devices—computers, phones, tablets—are basically outdated by the time we exit the store, the same is happening for cyberattack protection.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.
February 27, 2018

There aren’t enough cybersecurity pros to go around. What does this mean for your business?

The demand for cybersecurity professionals is outpacing supply, and that’s bad news for your small business.
June 30, 2017

5 Unexpected Data Security Risks You Need to Address

Cyber security is looking more and more like a Wile E. Coyote/Road Runner cartoon every day. And sorry to say it, security pros, but we’re the Coyote in this situation.
June 20, 2017

How Do I Know If I've Been Hacked?

Every day, we read a headline about a computer hacking or hear a personal story about a friend, family member, or colleague getting hacked. The signs of your computer or identity being hacked are often apparent, such as a menacing pop-up screen notifying you that all your critical files have been encrypted and a ransom is demanded to unencrypt them. Other times, though, the signs are subtle...
June 6, 2017

Cybersecurity Is a CEO Problem Now

Did you ever watch The Office and think about how ridiculous it would be to run such a dysfunctional company? Thank goodness you aren’t the CEO of that mess.