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ADAM REYNOLDS OF INFOTEX, EARNS CompTIA SECURITY+ CERTIFICATE

By Sofia Tafoya - Last updated: Friday, August 18, 2017

BUSINESS NEWS Adam Reynolds, Data Security Analyst of Infotex, Inc., recently received the CompTIA Security+ certification. CompTIA Security+ is a vendor neutral certificate to validate IT security skills and knowledge. The certification meets DOD Directive 8570 and ranks higher than the Network+ certification. “Adam has always exceeded our expectations for him,” says Dan Hadaway, Managing […]


Recently Discovered Mac Malware Has Long History

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, August 11, 2017

Researchers found evidence in the code that the exploit may have been in use for decades. An article review It’s a common belief that viruses and other types of malware don’t affect Apple products, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. A good example of this was brought to us by our friend Wes Pollard […]


When You Accidentally Go Open Source

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, July 24, 2017

32 TB of Windows 10-related source code is now available, for better or for worse… An article review. Releasing the source code for a project has been a common practice among some developers for decades now–proponents say allowing any interested parties to view the code makes for safer systems, preventing sneaky back doors and unintentional […]


infotex Reorganizes its Vigilize Post Category

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, July 18, 2017

In order to facilitate awareness messaging in email and social media, infotex is returning to the original meaning of their word, “Vigilize.” Articles posted at my.infotex.com/copy-n-paste are meant for you to use in your awareness campaigns free of charge. Just copy them, paste them, and edit them to make them yours! Intended Use: The purpose […]


Ransomware Attacks Continue Record Growth In 2017

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, July 14, 2017

As attacks rise, global damages are expected to reach $5 Billion. An Article Review. We’re only halfway through 2017 but endpoint security firm Barkley has already come out with a look at the year in ransomware, which isn’t surprising since it feels like we’ve already experienced a year’s worth of news on the subject since […]


What’s New in Incident Response

By Jolley | Hadaway - Last updated: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

As threats evolve, so must your plans to respond to them… A Jolley|Hadaway Article. There have been a number of changes to the threat landscape organizations face in recent years, and if your organization’s plans to respond to those threats haven’t changed with them you may be wondering how to get started. From ransomware to […]


Free CAT MAIT 2 Now Available

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, July 10, 2017

The Infotex CAT Tool has been updated. . . If you used the Infotex Cybersecurity Assessment Tool Maturity Analysis and Interpretation Tool (CAT MAIT) to get through your first couple of cyber risk assessments, we have published the update to this tool here.      


PRESS RELEASE

By Sofia Tafoya - Last updated: Monday, June 26, 2017

BUSINESS NEWS   Jasper-based Matrix aligns expertise with infotex Matrix Integration, based in Jasper, is aligning itself with another expanding IT company to help financial organizations better defend their data. The strategic alignment was announced June 21. Matrix, which specializes in infrastructure, and infotex, which specializes in IT risk management for financial services, are joining […]


New Malware Can Cause Issues After Deletion

By Vigilize - Last updated: 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 […]


Lack of Updates Cause Endpoint Security Concerns

By Vigilize - Last updated: 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 […]