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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 […]


Ugly Guy – Passwords are like toothbrushes

By Vigilize - Last updated: Wednesday, July 5, 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) You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office.  


Why you should ALWAYS use strong passwords!

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Thursday, June 22, 2017

We can’t predict where the bad guys will strike next . . . Or how they can use technology to hurt us! A Vigilize Post!  Sometimes you might think, “well . . .  okay, I buy in this strong password thing, but I am not going to use strong passwords in all my applications and websites […]


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 […]


Canaries in a Coal Mine

By Jolley | Hadaway - Last updated: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Recognizing early signs of trouble can save you from big issues later. A Jolley|Hadaway Article Maybe you’ve already seen some of the signs yourself. Your mouse cursor may move on its own, when you’re not touching it. Or you get notifications for a delivery, but the address isn’t yours. Those are some dead canaries: signs […]


When is a Firewall Not Enough?

By Jolley | Hadaway - Last updated: Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Many new firewalls come with Intrusion Prevention Systems, but can’t replace the services of a MSSP. A Jolley | Hadaway Article Many Clients ask a great question related to network monitoring.  The question goes like this:  Firewalls now come with various services including Intrusion Prevention Systems, (IPS). Why pay a firm like infotex to provide […]


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 […]