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Risk-Based Authentication Practices

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Monday, June 21, 2021

A follow-up on Dan’s 2008 Password Manifesto On the NIST Publication on Digital Identity Guidelines Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . In June 2017, NIST released a special publication on digital identity, NIST SP 800-63, that is starting to get the attention […]


What a Decade of Breaches Looks Like

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, June 14, 2021

Over Seven Billion Usernames Have Been Leaked in Breaches Since 2011… An article review. An unfortunate fact of modern life seems to be the inevitable announcement of new data breaches, and if you’ve lost track of how many breaches you’ve had to perform a risk assessment on you’re probably not alone…but just how much personal […]


The Risk of AI Risk

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Monday, May 24, 2021

Or, the risk of email hypnosis . . . And the other implications of complacency! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Now that the pandemic is coming to an end, most of us are returning to our daily commutes.  Are you finding […]


When New Technology Brings New Risk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, May 17, 2021

Machine learning is here to stay, so how do we assess its risk? An article review. When it comes to assessing technology risk, there seems to be as many methods as there are attack vectors… but what happens when an entirely new field opens up?  When it comes to machine learning (ML) there aren’t many […]


As Ransomware Proliferates, Response Time Drops

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, May 10, 2021

A new study shows organizations are responding to cyber attacks faster than ever, so why is that bad news? An article review. When it comes to cyber attacks, the sooner an organization can begin to respond to an attack the better, so the results of a new study showing a drop in the amount of […]


Where to Begin

By Sara Fultz - Last updated: Monday, May 3, 2021

…a Crash Course of Security Measures The first article by Sara Fultz, Creative Assistant of infotex! Introduction: As the managing partner of infotex, I am proud to introduce the “debut article” for Sara Fultz.  I told Sara “write an article showing us what you’ve learned that the technical staff will appreciate.” As I read her […]


SIEM 3: An Introduction

By Bryan Bonnell - Last updated: Friday, April 30, 2021

infotex Programming Coordinator, Michael Hartke, introduces a high level overview of the upcoming update to the infotex SIEM. Look for more movies in the coming months informing our Clients, and those just now learning about us, about the SIEM and its features and functions.


SolarWinds Update and Exchange Server Hack

By Tanvee Dhir - Last updated: Monday, April 19, 2021

As the investigation of the SolarWinds Hack was ongoing, another hack stole some of the limelight… This is the final update on the SolarWinds hack unless a major development comes to light. You can see the previous article here: “Autopsy of the SolarWinds Hack Update“. One of the largest cyber-espionage campaigns in the history of […]


‘Disrupted’ Employees: The New Insider Threat?

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, April 12, 2021

Employees working from home may find it more difficult to follow security policies… An article review. The surge in employees working from home during the pandemic created many headaches for IT departments around the world, many of whom had no telecommuting policies or procedures before the start… but what about the employees who had to […]


What To Expect from an infotex Incident Response Tabletop Test Movie

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, April 6, 2021

A Webinar-Movie infotex presents the 2021 update of a previously released webinar presented by our Lead Non-Technical Auditor, Adam Reynolds. This movie-short is intended for those who are planning to participate in an infotex Incident Response Test. Not sure about the importance of an Incident Response Test? Check out onetest.infotex.com for more information! Please let […]