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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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Our Blog Policy

By Vigilize | Monday, January 14, 2019

While we’re not a news service, we often use current events to comment on trends and our services. This blog is intended to get people thinking about topics and trends in Technology Risk Management, through our article reviews, as well as through original blog articles about current events and our MSSP services (such as our […]


R-7 – The Top Seven Risks – 2019

By Dan Hadaway | Monday, January 7, 2019

Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . When Dan presents audit reports to boards of directors, he also talks to the board about the top risks the institution is facing. Since 2006, Dan has been compiling a list of the “top seven risks […]


Takeaways From The NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference

By Vigilize | Monday, December 17, 2018

  The Internet of Things and privacy continue to present challenges to businesses… An article review. It seems our own Dan Hadaway isn’t the only one making predictions about upcoming trends this time of year! NIST recently concluded their Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference and an article submitted to us by Wes Pollard details some of their […]


Tips For Safe Online Shopping

By Vigilize | Friday, December 14, 2018

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.  


P-7 The Top Seven Awareness Posters 2018

By Vigilize | Monday, December 10, 2018

Some of them about passwords . . . By view count, here are the top seven posters as of 12/10/2018!Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Given what a hit the posters we did during the year were, we decided to run some reports to […]


Legacy Devices Pose A Security Risk

By Vigilize | Monday, November 19, 2018

Devices like fax machines and copiers are often classified as office supplies and slip past IT scrutiny… An article review. Despite all the advances in technology, most offices still generate large volumes of printed documents, and the devices used to produce and process those documents could expose you to more risk than you’d think. A […]


Cell Phone Safety Tips

By Sofia Tafoya | Friday, November 16, 2018

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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Welcome To The Post-Breach Era

By Vigilize | Monday, November 12, 2018

2018 has been the year of the data breach, but how are consumers reacting? An article review. Data breaches are nothing new, as a quick look back through our archives will show, but 2018 may be the year that the general public became fully aware of them. Following the Equifax breach, which potentially exposed more […]

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FTC Releases New Cybersecurity Guide

By Vigilize | Monday, November 5, 2018

Focused on small businesses, the guide covers twelve topics you need to know to be secure… An article review. While there are many resources concerning cybersecurity out there, it can sometimes be difficult to find information tailored for smaller organizations instead of consumers or large enterprises. Luckily the FTC realizes that the bad guys aren’t […]