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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 […]


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 […]


Why Awareness Training Should Go Beyond Your Own Services
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, September 19, 2022

With nearly three in four people using third-party payment services tied to their bank accounts, the risk isn’t limited to your own policies and procedures… An article review. When working on cybersecurity awareness messages for your customers you may be inclined to focus on your own systems, but a new study on security in digital […]


NIST Continues The Search For Post-Quantum Encryption
By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, August 12, 2022

With the potential to break all existing forms of encryption, quantum computing poses a unique challenge… An article review. While quantum computing has been a buzzword for some time now the technology remains largely theoretical, with small scale proofs-of-concept that still suffer from serious limitations.  That hasn’t stopped security researchers from worrying about the technology’s […]


Our Blog Policy
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, July 4, 2022

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 […]


Industrial Technology Cybersecurity Concerns Persist
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, June 20, 2022

Over 85 percent of surveyed companies report having no  centralized monitoring of networked industrial devices… An article review. If you are involved in IT within your organization, you’re probably aware of the importance of being able to monitor relevant activity from your networked devices, especially if your organization is involved in healthcare, finance, or government.  […]


Global Cybersecurity Agencies Release List of Most Exploited Vulnerabilities
By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, May 16, 2022

The joint cybersecurity advisory includes the 15 most exploited vulnerabilities reported in 2021… An article review.  While a lot of attention is focused on previously undisclosed or “zero day” attacks, some of the most likely attack vectors are vulnerabilities that have been widely known for weeks or even months.  That’s according to a new joint […]


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