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In Case You Missed It: The Coming Year’s Biggest Trends

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, December 8, 2017

We’re pretty proud of Dan’s predictive prowess and can’t resist taking another look at his tech trends for 2018. An article review. Our own Dan Hadaway released his Magnificent Seven article, an annual list of the top trends in bank technology, just before the long Thanksgiving weekend, but we realize a lot of you were […]


Awareness Posters Around The Web

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, December 4, 2017

Great Resources For User Awareness An article review. We at infotex take great pride in our awareness materials that we make available at posters.infotex.com. But we also wanted you to know that there are many other free poster sites out there, like this site found by our own “Sender of Signs,” Sofia Tafoya! Keep your […]


Customer Threatened By Bank Over Bitcoin

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 27, 2017

As the cryptocurrency gains users, some financial organizations are cracking down. An article review. Throughout history new technologies have often been met with some resistance. From laws protecting businesses threatened by a new invention to cautionary articles warning of real (or imaginary) risks, change can be tumultuous. As it turns out, cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin […]


Increasing Complexity Threatens Software Stability

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, November 17, 2017

As lines of code continue to replace humans and physical devices, quality control is essential…and often overlooked. An article review. Looking back over the last decade or two it is easy to see how computers have changed physically as they shrank in size, spreading to our pockets and beyond, but another change was going on […]


WPA2 Vulnerable To Attack

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, November 10, 2017

While Many Devices Have Already Been Patched, Many More May Never Be… An article review. When does exploit news cross the line into being a trend? How about when it impacts essentially every single wi-fi enabled device? That’s the takeaway from the recently announced vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless security standard, detailed in this TechCrunch […]


Security Workers Fired After Defcon Talk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Two Salesforce security team members were let go following their presentation of a new testing platform. An article review. Before you join that panel discussion of disgruntled bankers, consider this story that comes to us by way of Joe Cychosz: a pair of Salesforce security team members were let go shortly after their presentation at the […]


Imagine Having Your Audit Reports Published For All The World To See…

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, October 20, 2017

Following multiple security incidents, the FDIC has made their audit reports available to the public. An article review. Here in the private sector, we can sometimes take for granted the confidentiality agreements that restrict access to our audit reports and other compliance related information–but what if they were available to any interested parties? That’s exactly […]


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 […]