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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 […]


Project Indigo: Blurring The Lines Between Government and Private Sector Cybersecurity

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, May 27, 2018

US Cyber Command joins with the FS-ISAC to share threat intelligence… An article review. Threat intelligence sharing is a concept we’re all probably familiar with, at least in passing–it’s hard to imagine where we’d be without the efforts of organizations that work to identify and communicate new and developing threats! However, until relatively recently those […]


Hardware Bugs Pose a Lasting Threat

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, May 6, 2018

Newly disclosed vulnerabilities highlight a concerning security trend… An Article Review. Over the winter, the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities called the security risk posed by hardware bugs to the attention of the public…as well as hackers and security researchers. In the months since, as a new article from TechCrunch details, four new major hardware vulnerabilities […]


The Cost of Being Unprepared

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, April 30, 2018

A new study has identified the most profitable malware, showing just how much unprepared businesses have paid. An article review. Despite pleas from various experts and authorities, it looks like a significant number of organizations ultimately decide to pay the criminal organizations who have held their data hostage. That’s something that many people have probably […]


How Well Do You Know Your Endpoints?

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

Many organizations spend time and money deploying endpoint protection, then think they can forget about it… An article review. Not too long ago when it came to endpoint security it was common practice to simply install an antivirus program, set it to automatically update and move on. That kind of hands-off approach has never ensured […]


Temporary Passwords: A Potential Weak Link

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, April 16, 2018

Some small organizations continue to use customer data to generate initial passwords, despite the risks. An article review. When rolling out a new online banking platform organizations are often faced with the task of issuing new usernames and passwords to existing users, but how they choose to do that can have a big impact on […]


Gimmicks and Bribes in Awareness Training

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

Motivating employees toward awareness can take more than prizes and prodding… An article review. Keeping your employees on top of security related issues can sometimes seem to be a daunting task, and it’s not something that can ever be considered finished: it’s an ongoing process much like the threats themselves. Considering that, it’s not surprising […]


Cybersecurity Starts With Your Employees

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, January 2, 2018

…Because They’ll always be your biggest threat. An article review. With cybercrime incidents almost perpetually in the headlines with damages often in the hundreds of millions of dollars, it seems natural that both corporations and governments are spending a lot on developing and implementing new security tools to try and keep private data private. The […]


In Case You Missed It: The Coming Year’s Biggest Trends

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, December 8, 2017

We’re pretty proud of Dan’s predictive prowess and can’t resist taking another look at his tech trends for 2018. An article review. Our own Dan Hadaway released his Magnificent Seven article, an annual list of the top trends in bank technology, just before the long Thanksgiving weekend, but we realize a lot of you were […]