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Dan’s New Leaf

By Dan Hadaway | Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Dan Hadaway, the Managing Partner of infotex, likes to philosophize about . . . well . . . . almost about everything! Want to think a bit? These articles are meant to inspire thought, discourse, maybe even some downright irritation, about the subject of Technology Risk Management. Read at your own risk! For an archive […]

Filed in Back Office

Cybercrime

By Vigilize | Tuesday, October 10, 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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Fitbit Vulnerability Raises Activity Tracker Concerns

By Vigilize | Monday, October 2, 2017

Data from the devices could be tied to insurance and healthcare costs in the future… An article review. While we try not to cover “exploit of the week” style articles here (other sites do a far more comprehensive job on that subject!), we thought a recent article on an exploit concerning Fitbit devices stood out […]


Why Blockchain Matters

By Vigilize | Monday, September 25, 2017

The technology that makes up the foundation of new currencies such as Bitcoin is capable of much more… An article review. If you’ve been following technology related news at all over the past few years you’ve probably read headlines about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but if you’re like many people you may not know just […]

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Broadcast Awareness

By Dan Hadaway | Monday, September 18, 2017

Steps One and Two . . . How to Substantially Decrease (and Streamline) Response Time Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Given that we have been watching networks since 2000, we have seen a LOT of incident responses.  There is a small, […]


PHISHING

By Vigilize | Friday, September 8, 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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The Human Factor

By Vigilize | Friday, September 8, 2017

A new study reveals half of the employers think their biggest risk comes from the inside. An article review. When considering threats that your network may face, how often do you consider the people who work for you? A new study from Kaspersky shows more than half of businesses see their employees as their biggest […]


Forgotten But Not Gone: The Ex-Employee Risk

By Vigilize | Friday, August 25, 2017

Failure to deprovision former employees presents a real risk to businesses. An article review. When terminating an employee you probably make sure that they turn in keys, access cards, and any other physical access credentials, but how sure are you that their electronic credentials have been revoked? A new study being highlighted by CIO Insight […]


Small Business Resource Page

By Dan Hadaway | Friday, August 25, 2017

Dan has whittled all the noise to five resources a Small Business Owner should investigate (and utilize).


The SSAE-18 Excerpt

By Sofia Tafoya | Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Former NIST Official Regrets Issuing Password Guidance

By Vigilize | Monday, August 21, 2017

Bill Burr admits security advice actually created more vulnerable passwords. An article review. If you’ve ever angrily questioned some seemingly arbitrary rule when creating a new password, there is some vindication for you: the former government official whose password security suggestions became the basis for many organization’s own standards now says he regrets writing the […]