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The Rise of “Shadow Data”

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, October 8, 2018

Even if you haven’t ever used Facebook, your friends and family may have already let them build a profile on you… An article review. For this week’s review we had initially planned on using this interesting piece from Brian Krebs, about the dangers of resold personal information ending up in the cloud (and the dark […]


Giving Cybersecurity Training A Head Start

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, September 13, 2018

K-12 teachers offered training to help give every student an education in cybersecurity. An article review. Cybersecurity has become an important part of new and continuing employee education in industries across the board, and for anyone who has struggled with that topic there is good news…though it may take a little while for the impact […]


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Themes Announced

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, September 3, 2018

Weekly themes for the annual event have been announced… An article review. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the weekly themes for this year’s event have been released: Oct. 1­–5: Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety Oct. 8–12: Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity Oct. 15–19: It’s Everyone’s […]


The Risk of Convenience

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, August 16, 2018

Consolidating passwords and other account information can save time, but expose you to risk… An article review. Given the amount of account related information that the average person is expected to keep track of–such as account numbers, passwords, PINs and secret questions–it’s no wonder that a convenience like the Fuze Card was such a success […]


Cyber Challenge: A Community Bank Cyber Exercise

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, July 29, 2018

The FDIC has released new training material to help small banks start a discussion on risk… An article review. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a starting point when getting your employees discussing risk and technology, and while we do provide our own resources on the subject we wanted to pass along another resource […]


The 12 Billion Dollar Scam

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, July 22, 2018

New FBI statistics suggest compromised business email accounts have led to over 12 billion dollars in losses since 2013… An article review. So much attention has been paid to ransomware, botnets and other relatively recent developments that it’s easy to forget about some of the older threats that are still out there claiming victims. Our […]


New Bill Adds Industrial Control Systems to Homeland Security’s Oversight

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, July 15, 2018

While already happening in practice, the new legislation would officially make it one of the agency’s priorities. An article review. In an acknowledgment of what is recognized as a growing threat, legislation introduced recently in the House of Representatives would officially add industrial control systems to the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity priorities. The bill, […]


Equifax Ordered To Implement Security Measures

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, July 1, 2018

Financial regulators from eight states impose new rules in the wake of the credit reporting agency’s historic breach. An article review. The investigation by federal regulators and law enforcement officials into the breach that resulted in the release of over 140 million people’s personal information is still ongoing, but Equifax has already reached an agreement […]


Don’t Believe Your Eyes: Router-Based Malware Can Change Website Data

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, June 10, 2018

Previously thought to be designed to deliver a DDoS attack, VPNFilter can alter data in transit and change what you see on your screen. An article review. Initially, researchers thought that a new piece of router-based malware called VPNFilter was a relatively simple tool for directing and implementing a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. […]


Alert Fatigue: A Problem With Few Easy Solutions

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Getting a message to the user is one thing, having them see it is another… An article review. In IT we often focus on identifying and communicating risk: to our users, to our superiors and to others in the field. Over the years, we’ve even developed new tools and methods to identify issues and notify […]