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Equifax Downgraded Over Data Breach

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, June 17, 2019

For the first time, a data breach has triggered a financial downgrade… An article review. If you’ve been following our blog–or just been watching the news–for the past couple of years you’re no stranger to coverage of the massive data breach suffered by Equifax in 2017. While much of this coverage has focused on the […]


Four Risk Appetite Statements

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . For all the same reasons a board of directors would want to establish a risk appetite statement on loan risk or other major risk categories, the 2015 Cybersecurity Assessment Tool gave us the ability to establish […]


Interns Present New Social Media Risk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, June 3, 2019

A new generation of interns may open organizations up to new risks… An article review. If you’ve been paying attention to the world of breaches and other security lapses over the years, the idea of the “insider threat” is probably nothing new—your own employees can sometimes be as likely to cause an incident as a […]


Fake Charities – Know How Your Money is Being Spent

By Sofia Tafoya - Last updated: Friday, May 31, 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:


Many School Districts Are Still Vulnerable To WannaCry

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Years after patches were released, many systems remain vulnerable… An article review. While it has been over two years since the WannaCry exploit was publicly announced, a new report submitted by our own Sean Waugh says that hundreds of thousands of internet-connected machines are still vulnerable…and many of those machines belong to government agencies and […]


Google Nest Highlights IoT Risk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, May 13, 2019

Product longevity and data privacy have been called into question… An article review. When Google announced it was absorbing smart thermostat maker Nest in 2018, many customers were concerned about the future of their internet-connected devices and the privacy of their data. Those fears were realized during Google’s I/O 2019 event, where several changes to […]


Simple as it Siems for Banks

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, May 10, 2019

Fiserv Sued Over Alleged Security Lapses

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, May 6, 2019

The nation’s largest core processor has been accused of multiple security lapses… An article review. For smaller banks and credit unions the resources needed to create and maintain their own online banking presence can be daunting. Even after the website is running and customers have a smartphone application they can use, maintaining those platforms and […]


Microsoft Considers Changing Password Guidance

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, April 29, 2019

Password expiration rules can create more problems than they solve… An article review. Passwords, it seems, are a lot like diets. They’re often necessary, but no one really wants to have to deal with them–and we’re always looking for the next trick to make the process easier. And just like there’s always a new diet […]


The Evolution of Phishing

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, April 22, 2019

As user awareness grows, criminals are changing their tactics… An article review. First, some good news: Users are becoming more aware of phishing attacks, especially high-ranking users such as executives. Unfortunately, the bad news is that criminals are aware of this and are adapting their strategies to target new groups. The new targets, according to […]