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New Chinese Law Highlights Disclosure Debate

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, September 13, 2021

Questions about China’s new disclosure laws only highlight the uncertainty about disclosure in general… An article review. China recently made waves in the security world by announcing a new set of data security laws, one of which has added new fuel to a long running debate: how and when should security vulnerabilities be disclosed…and to […]


A Cloud Security Reminder

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, July 19, 2021

Many organizations still fail to consider the unique risks posed by cloud computing… An article review. Last month thousands of Western Digital MyCloud device owners learned about the risks of cloud-based solutions the hard way: their data had been wiped remotely due to a flaw in the internet-facing component of their external hard drives. While […]


Our Blog Policy

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, July 1, 2021

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 […]


What a Decade of Breaches Looks Like

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, June 14, 2021

Over Seven Billion Usernames Have Been Leaked in Breaches Since 2011… An article review. An unfortunate fact of modern life seems to be the inevitable announcement of new data breaches, and if you’ve lost track of how many breaches you’ve had to perform a risk assessment on you’re probably not alone…but just how much personal […]


When New Technology Brings New Risk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, May 17, 2021

Machine learning is here to stay, so how do we assess its risk? An article review. When it comes to assessing technology risk, there seems to be as many methods as there are attack vectors… but what happens when an entirely new field opens up?  When it comes to machine learning (ML) there aren’t many […]


As Ransomware Proliferates, Response Time Drops

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, May 10, 2021

A new study shows organizations are responding to cyber attacks faster than ever, so why is that bad news? An article review. When it comes to cyber attacks, the sooner an organization can begin to respond to an attack the better, so the results of a new study showing a drop in the amount of […]


‘Disrupted’ Employees: The New Insider Threat?

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, April 12, 2021

Employees working from home may find it more difficult to follow security policies… An article review. The surge in employees working from home during the pandemic created many headaches for IT departments around the world, many of whom had no telecommuting policies or procedures before the start… but what about the employees who had to […]


New Study Shows the Impact of Fleeceware

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, March 29, 2021

Dubious app store subscriptions bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue… An article review. When it comes to malicious applications you’re probably familiar with things like malware and ransomware, and you have ways to avoid them.  Modern desktop and smartphone operating systems have built-in malware detection tools, and some web browsers even automatically […]


When it comes to Security Incidents, Phishing is Still King

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, March 15, 2021

While malware and security exploits continue to make headlines, the majority of reported security incidents involve phishing… An article review. With all the attention given recently to security incidents involving software exploits and high-profile malware attacks, it would be easy to believe that they represented the most likely incidents you may encounter in the wild.  […]


NSA and CISA Issue New Guidance on DNS

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, March 8, 2021

Implementing Protective DNS could help your organization avoid attack… An article review. Noting the risks still associated with the Domain Name System (DNS), the National Security Agency and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have recently released new guidance on the selection and use of a Protective DNS service (PDNS). The guidance, released in […]