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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 […]


The Problem with Cybersecurity Insurance

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

The cybersecurity industry faces challenges, and some of them may involve your business… An article review. In a world where threats to your organization’s electronic assets are constantly emerging and evolving a cybersecurity insurance policy can help mitigate risk…but what kind of risk does the cybersecurity insurance industry face?  A new article in the Harvard […]


T7: The Trend of Trends 2021

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, January 25, 2021

Top 7 Trend Articles of 2021. . .  . . .For ISOs of Small Financial Institutions. Welcome to our annual T7 article:  a list of our favorite trend articles from the past year.  Our intent: help you organize your thoughts as your work through your strategic planning process.  We hope reviewing these articles will help you […]


US Treasury Warns Against Paying Ransomware Gangs

By Vigilize - Last updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Ransomware payments sent to countries under sanctions could result in fines… An article review. Whether or not to pay the organization behind a ransomware attack has been a hotly debated subject for many years, but a new advisory issued by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) warns those who do pay up […]