Archive for 'Awareness Messages' Category
It’s like a recall on your car… A Jolley | Hadaway Article. If you like to stay current on technology news, you’ve probably found it hard to ignore the recent stories about a major security problem with Intel processors, and the rush from software and hardware companies to mitigate the issue. Most of the solutions […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A quick explanation of what we mean by “strong passwords” meant to be used in security reminders.
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!
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?
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.
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…
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.