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Can We Trust Our Technology?

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, February 4, 2019

A new exploit involving Apple’s FaceTime is a reminder that our gadgets can be turned against us… An article review. Our regular readers know that we usually try to avoid reporting on current events, but this latest exploit really caught our attention! In short, it is possible to activate the microphone or camera on an […]


“Reply-All” Email Incident Hits Microsoft

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, January 28, 2019

At its peak over 11,500 employees were ensnared in the email chain… An article review. When it comes to email awareness we usually focus on threats coming into our mailboxes from the outside world, like phishing scams. A recent incident at Microsoft, however, serves as a reminder that there’s more than phishing to be aware […]


Data For Sale: How Anyone Can Locate Your Phone

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, January 21, 2019

Third party ‘location brokers’ are reselling data from carriers, and there may not be much you can do about it. An Article Review. For many years it has been common knowledge that your cell phone’s physical location can be identified–signal triangulation, GPS and even nearby wifi networks can be used by your cell phone company, […]


Takeaways From The NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, December 17, 2018

  The Internet of Things and privacy continue to present challenges to businesses… An article review. It seems our own Dan Hadaway isn’t the only one making predictions about upcoming trends this time of year! NIST recently concluded their Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference and an article submitted to us by Wes Pollard details some of their […]


Legacy Devices Pose A Security Risk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 19, 2018

Devices like fax machines and copiers are often classified as office supplies and slip past IT scrutiny… An article review. Despite all the advances in technology, most offices still generate large volumes of printed documents, and the devices used to produce and process those documents could expose you to more risk than you’d think. A […]


Welcome To The Post-Breach Era

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 12, 2018

2018 has been the year of the data breach, but how are consumers reacting? An article review. Data breaches are nothing new, as a quick look back through our archives will show, but 2018 may be the year that the general public became fully aware of them. Following the Equifax breach, which potentially exposed more […]


FTC Releases New Cybersecurity Guide

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 5, 2018

Focused on small businesses, the guide covers twelve topics you need to know to be secure… An article review. While there are many resources concerning cybersecurity out there, it can sometimes be difficult to find information tailored for smaller organizations instead of consumers or large enterprises. Luckily the FTC realizes that the bad guys aren’t […]


Coders’ Rights: Protecting Security Researchers

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, October 22, 2018

We rely on them to keep our systems safe, but who is protecting the security researchers? An article review. Over the past few decades there have been a number of laws and regulations enacted with the goal of improving computer security, but due to the way many of them have been written they could be […]


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 […]