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Fitbit Vulnerability Raises Activity Tracker Concerns

By Vigilize - Last updated: 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 - Last updated: 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 […]


The Human Factor

By Vigilize - Last updated: 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 - Last updated: 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access cards, and any other physical access credentials, but how sure are you that their electronic credentials have been revoked?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 - Last updated: 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 - Last updated: Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Former NIST Official Regrets Issuing Password Guidance

By Vigilize - Last updated: 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 […]


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 […]