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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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


The Science of Thinking

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


Nine Years Later, NIST Agrees With Dan!

By Vigilize - Last updated: 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 […]


Ransomware: Should You Pay or Should You Go?

By Jolley | Hadaway - Last updated: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

When it comes to paying a ransomware demand, there’s no one-size-fits-all policy…


Ten Must-Reads For Information Security Awareness

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, April 20, 2017

These titles should be on every professional’s list. An article review. If there’s one thing you can take away from the most recent installment of our annual T7 article, it’s that the threats we face when securing IT assets are a diverse and constantly evolving lot. That’s why staying current is one of the most […]


Proposed Bill Would Make Cybersecurity Disclosure The Board’s Responsibility

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2017 Would Make The Board Report on Its Own Expertise An article review. For those of you wondering if you should be adding a Cybersecurity expert to your board of directories, you may be getting out in advance of law.  We at infotex have been invited to consult with several bank boards, […]