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Cyber-security

November 13, 2019

Seven Tips to Help Keep Your Network Safe

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

Cybercriminals Never Sleep (And Neither Do We)

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 15, 2019

The RSS:2019 Wrap-Up

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.
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. 
September 18, 2019

Avalon Opens Three New Offices

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 9, 2019

Shielding New Yorkers from Cyberattacks

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.
August 7, 2019

Securing Technology: Self-Driving Cars, Nuclear-Tipped Missiles, and Our Obligation to Save the World

First (Really Late) Night at SXSW
July 12, 2019

How Cybersecurity Can Boost Your Business

Did you know that aside from being a preventive measure to curb the multitude of damages caused by a cyberattack, a solid cybersecurity plan can help your business flourish?
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.
April 26, 2019

A High Volume of Firms Have Been Hacked

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

Change Your Office 365 Defaults. Today!

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...
October 15, 2018

Why You and Your Network Should Get an Annual Physical

We all have that one friend…the one who hasn’t been to the doctor in 25 years since his parents stopped scheduling appointments for him, the one that says that he’d rather not know what’s wrong with him than find out he has lots of problems, or the one that says he doesn’t need to go because he eats healthy and works out often. If you’re like me and think these people are nuts for not getting...
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.