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Increasing Complexity Threatens Software Stability

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, November 17, 2017

As lines of code continue to replace humans and physical devices, quality control is essential…and often overlooked. An article review. Looking back over the last decade or two it is easy to see how computers have changed physically as they shrank in size, spreading to our pockets and beyond, but another change was going on […]


WPA2 Vulnerable To Attack

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, November 10, 2017

While Many Devices Have Already Been Patched, Many More May Never Be… An article review. When does exploit news cross the line into being a trend? How about when it impacts essentially every single wi-fi enabled device? That’s the takeaway from the recently announced vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless security standard, detailed in this TechCrunch […]


Security Workers Fired After Defcon Talk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Two Salesforce security team members were let go following their presentation of a new testing platform. An article review. Before you join that panel discussion of disgruntled bankers, consider this story that comes to us by way of Joe Cychosz: a pair of Salesforce security team members were let go shortly after their presentation at the […]


Imagine Having Your Audit Reports Published For All The World To See…

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, October 20, 2017

Following multiple security incidents, the FDIC has made their audit reports available to the public. An article review. Here in the private sector, we can sometimes take for granted the confidentiality agreements that restrict access to our audit reports and other compliance related information–but what if they were available to any interested parties? That’s exactly […]


Fitbit Vulnerability Raises Activity Tracker Concerns

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, October 2, 2017

Data from the devices could be tied to insurance and healthcare costs in the future… An article review. While we try not to cover “exploit of the week” style articles here (other sites do a far more comprehensive job on that subject!), we thought a recent article on an exploit concerning Fitbit devices stood out […]


Why Blockchain Matters

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, September 25, 2017

The technology that makes up the foundation of new currencies such as Bitcoin is capable of much more… An article review. If you’ve been following technology related news at all over the past few years you’ve probably read headlines about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but if you’re like many people you may not know just […]


The Human Factor

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

A new study reveals half of the employers think their biggest risk comes from the inside. An article review. When considering threats that your network may face, how often do you consider the people who work for you? A new study from Kaspersky shows more than half of businesses see their employees as their biggest […]


Forgotten But Not Gone: The Ex-Employee Risk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, August 25, 2017

Failure to deprovision former employees presents a real risk to businesses. An article review. When terminating an employee you probably make sure that they turn in keys, access cards, and any other physical access credentials, but how sure are you that their electronic credentials have been revoked? A new study being highlighted by CIO Insight […]


Former NIST Official Regrets Issuing Password Guidance

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, August 21, 2017

Bill Burr admits security advice actually created more vulnerable passwords. An article review. If you’ve ever angrily questioned some seemingly arbitrary rule when creating a new password, there is some vindication for you: the former government official whose password security suggestions became the basis for many organization’s own standards now says he regrets writing the […]


Recently Discovered Mac Malware Has Long History

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, August 11, 2017

Researchers found evidence in the code that the exploit may have been in use for decades. An article review It’s a common belief that viruses and other types of malware don’t affect Apple products, but unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. A good example of this was brought to us by our friend Wes Pollard […]