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Experts Warn of AI Cybersecurity Risk
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, May 15, 2023

New tools could allow unskilled attackers to launch increasingly sophisticated attacks… An article review. Imagine a world where you receive a call from your boss asking you to assist them with something… only it’s not your boss, but an AI being used by an attacker.  This isn’t science fiction, it’s an actual attack that has […]


Experts Call For Limits On AI Research
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, April 10, 2023

Without limitations, the technology may pose a “profound risk” to society… An article review. Citing “profound risks to society and humanity,” a group of researchers, CEOs and technology leaders recently signed an open letter calling for a moratorium on advanced AI research.  In the letter the experts, including Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, state that there has […]


Biden Administration Unveils New Cybersecurity Strategy
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, March 13, 2023

The new plan calls for technology providers, and not end users, to be responsible for security… An article review.  Following multiple high profile cybersecurity incidents in 2021 and 2022 the Biden Administration recently announced new long-term goals for the nation’s cybersecurity, and under the new plan companies that provide technology would carry more of the […]


NIST Prepares Updates To Cybersecurity Framework
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, February 20, 2023

A draft version of the new framework may be available as early as this summer… An article review. As the cybersecurity landscape is constantly evolving, the tools we use to address risk need to evolve as well–and by this summer we should be getting our first look at planned changes to the NIST cybersecurity framework.  […]


Aging Email Platforms Represent a Growing Risk
By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

A relic of the internet’s less secure past, many small firms struggle to secure their email systems… An article review. With a great deal of cybersecurity related news focused on new threats and similarly new techniques aimed at combating them, it can be easy to forget some of the older threats that have never gone […]


Our Blog Policy
By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, January 1, 2023

While we’re not a news service, we often use current events to comment on trends and our services. This blog is intended to get people thinking about topics and trends in Technology Risk Management, through our article reviews, as well as through original blog articles about current events and our MSSP services (such as our […]


NIST Announces Retirement of SHA-1
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, December 19, 2022

The cryptographic algorithm is vulnerable to attack and is no longer considered secure… An article review. NIST has announced that it plans to retire the SHA-1 cryptographic algorithm by the end of 2030, citing multiple vulnerabilities in the standard, effectively ending its use after nearly 30 years.  Introduced in 1995, SHA-1 used a 160-bit hash […]


Think Like a Hacker: The Importance of The Red Team
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 28, 2022

A new study highlights the benefits of looking at your network from the other side… An article review. If you were trying to attack your organization’s network, how would you start?  That’s a question you may not have asked yourself, but experts say it’s something that can help you strengthen your security.  That’s according to […]


Watch Where You Click: Google Ads May Spread Malware
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 21, 2022

Google Ads, Gitlab and OneDrive have been used to distribute the BATLOADER malware… An article review. We’ve always believed that “watch where you click” has always been good advice when it comes to security online, however Microsoft is tracking the spread of malware that has been using legitimate websites to help facilitate its spread, counting […]


New Attacks Target Multi-Factor Authentication
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, October 17, 2022

Microsoft, Cisco and Uber are among the companies hit by this new threat… An article review.  As more organizations adopt multi-factor authentication to help safeguard their systems hackers have adapted, and several major corporations have been among those hit by this new style of attack.  This new technique, called MFA Fatigue or Push Spamming, involves […]


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