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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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Simple as it SIEMs (Technology Risk Monitoring for Schools)

By Vigilize | Monday, March 25, 2019
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Can You Trust Your TPM?

By Vigilize | Monday, March 18, 2019

Attacks on AMD Trusted Platform Modules raise security questions. An article review.  Last year it was revealed that AMD Epyc and Ryzen CPUs were vulnerable to a series of attacks targeting their Secure Coprocessor–an entirely independent processor that can not be monitored or modified by the host machine. The Secure Coprocessor also hosts the Trusted […]

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Sign-In Kiosks May Be Putting You At Risk

By Vigilize | Monday, March 11, 2019

New research reveals issues with these commonly overlooked devices… An article review. With computers involved in our lives and businesses in so many ways, it can seem like we’re always being warned of another overlooked device that is ready to wreak havoc. While the attention of many security researchers has been focused on the rise […]


Microsoft Discontinues Support For SHA-1

By Vigilize | Monday, March 4, 2019

Known to be vulnerable since 2005, the algorithm will be phased out over the next several months… An article review. Things can move slowly in the world of cryptography, and for evidence of that one needs to look no further than SHA-1–the hash algorithm introduced in 1995, found to be vulnerable to attack in 2005 […]


New Exploits Turn ATM Hacking Into a Game

By Vigilize | Monday, February 25, 2019

Hackers are getting unusually creative in their attacks… An article review. One drawback of limiting the scope of our annual review articles (the M-7, T-7 and R-7) to seven items is that we don’t always get to include every subject we’d like to. Luckily we had our friend Wes Pollard to point out a great […]


“Think Secure ” Awareness Poster

By Sofia Tafoya | Wednesday, February 20, 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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Why The Polar Vortex Wasn’t So Bad After All!

By Vigilize | Monday, February 18, 2019

Winter weather does its part to help catch a robber… An article review. This time of year the winter weather can get anyone feeling down, so when our friend Joe Cychosz sent us this humorous article we felt like we had to pass it along! It seems that a bank robber in central Maine was […]


T7: The Trend of Trends 2019

By Vigilize | Monday, February 11, 2019

The seven best trend articles in 2019 . . . For ISOs of small financial institutions. While it may not feel like it yet for some of us, we’re well on our way into 2019, and that means it’s time for the last of our annual articles looking at predictions and trends in information technology. Previously, […]


Can We Trust Our Technology?

By Vigilize | Monday, February 4, 2019

A new exploit involving Apple’s FaceTime is a reminder that our gadgets can be turned against us… An article review. Our regular readers know that we usually try to avoid reporting on current events, but this latest exploit really caught our attention! In short, it is possible to activate the microphone or camera on an […]


“Reply-All” Email Incident Hits Microsoft

By Vigilize | Monday, January 28, 2019

At its peak over 11,500 employees were ensnared in the email chain… An article review. When it comes to email awareness we usually focus on threats coming into our mailboxes from the outside world, like phishing scams. A recent incident at Microsoft, however, serves as a reminder that there’s more than phishing to be aware […]