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Alert Fatigue: A Problem With Few Easy Solutions

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Getting a message to the user is one thing, having them see it is another… An article review. In IT we often focus on identifying and communicating risk: to our users, to our superiors and to others in the field. Over the years, we’ve even developed new tools and methods to identify issues and notify […]


Temporary Passwords: A Potential Weak Link

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, April 16, 2018

Some small organizations continue to use customer data to generate initial passwords, despite the risks. An article review. When rolling out a new online banking platform organizations are often faced with the task of issuing new usernames and passwords to existing users, but how they choose to do that can have a big impact 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 […]


Former NIST Official Regrets Issuing Password Guidance

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, August 21, 2017

Bill Burr admits security advice actually created more vulnerable passwords. An article review. If you’ve ever angrily questioned some seemingly arbitrary rule when creating a new password, there is some vindication for you: the former government official whose password security suggestions became the basis for many organization’s own standards now says he regrets writing the […]


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 […]


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 […]


The American Monkey Trap

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Friday, February 3, 2017

Dan muses about technology in the 21st century, in the age of The American Monkey Trap!


The Sidebar!

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Friday, February 3, 2017

An offshoot article to Dan’s “The American Monkey Trap!”


The Thing About Speed Bumps

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Saturday, September 12, 2015

. . . they’re not required . . . But they do have a place! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . There is a myth out there that speed bumps are required for all weblinking relationships.  This is simply not true.  They are […]


Awareness Links!

By Vigilize - Last updated: Saturday, May 23, 2015

A throw-back to the nineties! Remember the days where all websites included a page with links to other sites?   Well, that’s what this is! For those of you trying to take your awareness training program to the next level, the following links: First and foremost: vigilize.infotex.com posters.infotex.com blog.infotex.com awareness.infotex.com Otherwise: Other related websites and […]