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The Magnificent Seven 2019

By Dan Hadaway | Saturday, November 17, 2018

Seven trends impacting Information Security Officers of Small Institutions! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Welcome to the Magnificent Seven, my annual predictive article, affectionately dubbed “M7,” about the seven trends in bank technology that will impact the Information Security Officers of small banks […]

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Vishing – Awareness Poster

By Vigilize | Monday, November 11, 2019

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) Awareness Poster (Landscape) You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office.  


HECC 2019

By Vigilize | Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Please know that the boilerplates we provide as part of our speaking engagements are mere starting points and cybersecurity professionals should audit your final customized version prior to your considering them “sufficient.” Also, see our “Transfer of Copyright Agreement” located here. Thank you for attending Dan’s HECC talk, Cybersanity While Watching for Sick Birds.   The free […]

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Forget AI: Millions of Humans Needed To Close Cybersecurity Gap

By Vigilize | Monday, November 4, 2019

Despite advances in automation, millions of additional people are still needed… An article review. If you follow cybersecurity news you’d be forgiven if you thought that humans were rapidly becoming obsolete: everywhere you turn there are articles extolling the virtues of automation and artificial intelligence for staying on top of all the threats facing your […]


Trust, but Segregate!

By Dan Hadaway | Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Show this article to your CFO the next time he or she asks for a budget. Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . It’s time . . . no wait, it’s WAY PAST TIME . . . that community banks spend the money […]


The Public Has a Cybersecurity Awareness Problem

By Vigilize | Monday, October 14, 2019

A new study shows most Americans fail to understand basic cybersecurity concepts… An article review. Considering that many of us live in a world where cybersecurity related subjects are commonplace, continuing awareness programs may sometimes seem excessive…after all, we’re all familiar with the basics by now, right? Well, a new study recently published by the […]


Technology Planning

By Vigilize | Friday, October 11, 2019

Our annual webinar on the subject will be focused on a simplified process for small institutions, and provide starting point boilerplates for documentation. Feel free to invite your entire technology committee! Click Here for movie Boilerplates/Handouts Click here to download files. These boilerplates/handouts will expire and link will be removed on 11/05/19

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Sharing is Caring – Awareness Poster

By Vigilize | Monday, October 7, 2019

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) Awareness Poster (Landscape) You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office.  

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FBI Issues New Ransomware Warning

By Vigilize | Monday, October 7, 2019

Several New Targets For Ransomware Have Been Identified… An article review. Over the last couple of years we’ve discussed the threat posed by ransomware several times, and for good reason: it’s now the most common type of cyber threat for both businesses and individuals. Being common doesn’t negate the threat posed, however, and it seems […]


A Seven Step Process to Combat Insider Threats

By Dan Hadaway | Monday, September 30, 2019

Incident response testing is the stone that kills many birds… Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Good morning.  It’s 5:00am on a weekend, and I’m preparing my talk for the Cybersecurity Conference this week. While the talk is only supposed to be […]


Change Management

By Vigilize | Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A simplified method for Change Management! (a proposal for small banks) We all suffer from it: way too much to do, not enough time to do it. How do we make sure our day-to-day activities comply with policy while also aligning with our technology strategy? In this webinar, Dan Hadaway, CRISC CISA CISM will propose […]

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