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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 […]


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 […]


Change Management

By Vigilize - Last updated: 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 […]


Hearing Isn’t Believing: The Rise of Voice Fraud

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2019

“Deep Fake” Technology is Behind The New Trend of AI-Assisted Fraud… An article review. It’s a scenario that probably happens far more often than we’d like to admit: an employee gets a phone call from a superior requesting they perform some task that is out of the ordinary. There are policies in place requiring more […]


Four out of Five Schools Admit To Cybersecurity Incidents

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Four out of five schools have experienced a cybersecurity incident… An article review. While it seems like these days every organization faces cybersecurity threats, as we’ve pointed out in the past schools are an increasingly attractive target to hackers—and a new audit carried out by the cybersecurity wing of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) […]


FFIEC Emphasizes The Importance of Standardized Cybersecurity Assessments

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

These tools will help you assess and improve your cybersecurity preparedness… An article review. If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know that we think cybersecurity training and the tools that go along with it are vitally important to any organization that relies upon computers—which is pretty much everyone, now. The Federal Financial […]


Printers Remain a Significant Network Threat

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, August 26, 2019

Nearly 50 vulnerabilities were found in printers from the top six brands… An article review. You’re aware of phishing scams, you don’t open e-mail attachments you weren’t expecting to receive, your virus definitions are updated regularly and you don’t connect to unsecured wifi networks…but when was the last time you thought about your printer? A […]


The Director’s Role in Incident Response

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, August 22, 2019