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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 […]


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 […]


The Anatomy of a CAT Attack

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013

In order to understand the power of the three layers of security required by the June 2011 Supplement to the FFIEC’s 2005 Guidance on Authentication in an Internet Banking Environment, it is helpful to understand just how a corporate account takeover (CAT) attack works. Nowadays, criminals can purchase applications that are designed to attack American […]


Strong Passwords

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, February 25, 2013

A quick explanation of what we mean by “strong passwords” meant to be used in security reminders.


Security Takes Cooperation!

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Some think that it is strictly the Information Security Officer’s job to keep us secure. Others think that it is the Network Administrator’s role. Still others think the task belongs to Superman. Sure, those individuals are important in keeping a “hacker free” network, but there is more to it than that!


Are You a Security Blanket?

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, December 16, 2010

How often do you get a phone call from a customer needing information on his/her checking or savings account, loan, or other banking product? I’m sure you can probably answer that with “often enough.” So, how do your employees handle that phone call from a “customer” seeking information?


What’s in YOUR Trash Can?

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, October 21, 2010

We have had a great response concerning our security awareness “poster” concerning strong passwords! We thank you for that. In fact, we have had several requests for additional ones from several people.


Are You the Weakest Link?

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, October 14, 2010

I just got off the phone with Dan after he spent the last couple of days at the Indiana Bankers Association’s IT Security Conference. He said it went great! Lots of good information and wonderful speakers. Long story short: I’m a multi-tasker. So, while discussing the conference, I needed something to do to fill that multi-tasking gap (I couldn’t work on the IT Audit report and listen to him at the same time). This is what I did…


The User Level: Just Say “No” to HTML E-mail

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, August 12, 2010

As an employee, you must be forewarned about the use of HTML e-mail. There are several reasons why HTML e-mail is a bad practice. These include that HTML wastes bandwidth and computing resources, doesn’t always display properly, and can be mistakenly flagged as spam. But, the number one reason to avoid HTML e-mail is the security threat it poses to systems and data.


Let’s think this through!

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Vigilize Post about new technology risks.