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Consumers Aren’t The Only Ones Gearing Up For Cyber Monday

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, December 2, 2019

Experts warn that criminals may be trying to take advantage of the rush of shoppers… An article review. As millions of Americans return to work after the long Thanksgiving weekend, many are expected to shop for deals online in what has become one of the busiest days of the year for internet retailers: Cyber Monday. […]


Senators Raise Questions About Ring

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 25, 2019

Recent revelations are a reminder of the risks associated with networked devices… An article review. Networked video surveillance products have exploded in popularity in recent years, thanks to a new generation of lightweight, battery-powered cameras and easy to use smartphone applications. But while the technology behind the cameras has improved, it appears the security issues that […]


FFIEC Updates Business Continuity Guidelines

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 18, 2019

New Guidance On Business Continuity Is Now Available… An article review. As part of a continuing effort to remain up-to-date as technology evolves, the FFIEC has announced the first updates to their guidance on business continuity management since 2015. The new Business Continuity Management Booklet is available now and describes “principles and practices for information […]


Vishing – Awareness Poster

By Vigilize - Last updated: 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.  


Forget AI: Millions of Humans Needed To Close Cybersecurity Gap

By Vigilize - Last updated: 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 - Last updated: 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 - Last updated: 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 - Last updated: 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


FBI Issues New Ransomware Warning

By Vigilize - Last updated: 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 - Last updated: 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 […]