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Awareness Links!

By Vigilize | Saturday, May 23, 2015

A throw-back to the nineties! Remember the days where all websites included a page with links to other sites?   Well, that’s what this is! For those of you trying to take your awareness training program to the next level, the following links: First and foremost: vigilize.infotex.com posters.infotex.com blog.infotex.com awareness.infotex.com Otherwise: Other related websites and […]


New Malware Can Cause Issues After Deletion

By Vigilize | Monday, June 26, 2017

Targeting financial institutions, victims can serve as drones even after cleaning. An Article Review. Our friend Wes Pollard at Home Bank submitted this new malware alert to us and because it targets banking institutions specifically we thought we’d share it with you as well. Dubbed Pinkslipbot, the malware uses a variety of methods to harvest […]


Why you should ALWAYS use strong passwords!

By Dan Hadaway | Thursday, June 22, 2017

We can’t predict where the bad guys will strike next . . . Or how they can use technology to hurt us! A Vigilize Post!  Sometimes you might think, “well . . .  okay, I buy in this strong password thing, but I am not going to use strong passwords in all my applications and websites […]


Lack of Updates Cause Endpoint Security Concerns

By Vigilize | Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Smartphones and tablets may receive infrequent updates and can be difficult to manage. An article review. Your desktop receives new virus definitions and other updates on what seems like an hourly basis, but when was the last time your smartphone received an OS update? Duo Security released their 2017 Trusted Access Report recently, and it […]


Canaries in a Coal Mine

By Jolley | Hadaway | Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Recognizing early signs of trouble can save you from big issues later. A Jolley|Hadaway Article Maybe you’ve already seen some of the signs yourself. Your mouse cursor may move on its own, when you’re not touching it. Or you get notifications for a delivery, but the address isn’t yours. Those are some dead canaries: signs […]


When is a Firewall Not Enough?

By Jolley | Hadaway | Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Many new firewalls come with Intrusion Prevention Systems, but can’t replace the services of a MSSP. A Jolley | Hadaway Article Many Clients ask a great question related to network monitoring.  The question goes like this:  Firewalls now come with various services including Intrusion Prevention Systems, (IPS). Why pay a firm like infotex to provide […]


The Science of Thinking

By Vigilize | Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Our cognitive blind spots revealed, and how we can avoid falling into them. An article review. Have you given much thought to how you think? Our friend Wes Pollard at Home Bank sent us a link to an interesting video that explores the science behind how we approach problems, and how those methods can be […]


The Advantages of Being Small

By Vigilize | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Questionable social media campaign passed through layers of management unquestioned An article review. Sometimes it can seem like being one of the big guys makes security easy–finding a second set of eyes to look at a problem is never a problem, and of course the generous budgets don’t hurt, either. But having access to those […]


Passwords are like toothbrushes

By Sofia Tafoya | Thursday, May 25, 2017

Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape) You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office.  

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Goldilocks and the Three Posters

By Dan Hadaway | Thursday, May 25, 2017

An Electronic Fairy Tale . . . The search for a poster that was “just right!” Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . WARNING: If you’re short on time, this article is rather silly. . . Once upon a time, there was an […]


Nine Years Later, NIST Agrees With Dan!

By Vigilize | Friday, May 19, 2017

For the sake of user comfort, new draft document calls for an end to mandatory password changes, and other requirements. An article review. Long-time readers may remember Dan’s Password Manifesto, originally published in the Hoosier Banker Magazine in 2008, where he spoke out against the “conventional wisdom” requiring frequent password changes, advocating instead other mitigating factors […]