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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 […]


Goldilocks and the Three Posters

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017

An Electronic Fairy Tale . . . The search for a poster that was “just right!” Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . WARNING: If you’re short on time, this article is rather silly. . . Once upon a time, there was an […]


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…


In-Memory Malware Hitting Banks Across The Globe

By Vigilize - Last updated: Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Residing almost entirely in memory, these new attacks are much harder to combat An article review. Our friend Wes Pollard at Home Bank turned us on to this story from Ars Technica about a rash of new malware attacks with a new twist: they reside almost entirely in a computer’s memory. Traditional attacks have installed […]


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!”


Clean Desktop Reminder

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, December 8, 2016

Note:  The following is a “Vigilize Post.”  If you want regular fodder for your security awareness reminders, along with catchy subject lines if you intend to use e-mail, consider following us on www.twitter.com/vigilize!  Each week we tweet a post that you are welcome to customize to your own situation.  The tweet itself is designed to […]


Study Shows Employees Are Ignoring Known Cyber Risks

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, June 5, 2015

Even when they know better Blue Coat Systems, Inc. recently conducted a global study involving 1580 respondents from 11 different countries. The study focused on workers and their response to cyber risks while on the job. The alarming results of this study stem from the fact that most employees know what behavior is risky, but […]


A Resource Guide for Bank Executives

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, June 1, 2015

An article review. Bank cybersecurity easily explained Our friend, Dennis Teague of MainSource Financial Group, brought this resource guide to our attention, and we thought it worthwhile to share with you. This 40 page guide highlights and easily explains many of the cybersecurity risks and challenges facing banks today. The guide is published by the […]


Tactics Behind CareFirst Hack

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, May 28, 2015

An article review. Taking a turn at the breach steering wheel In May 2014, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield learned that one of their information systems had been infected with malware, so they got rid of it. Or so they thought. The malware was never fully eradicated, leading to a substantial hacking incident a few weeks later. […]