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The Public Has a Cybersecurity Awareness Problem

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, October 14, 2019

A new study shows most Americans fail to understand basic cybersecurity concepts… An article review. Considering that many of us live in a world where cybersecurity related subjects are commonplace, continuing awareness programs may sometimes seem excessive…after all, we’re all familiar with the basics by now, right? Well, a new study recently published by the […]


FBI Issues New Ransomware Warning

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, October 7, 2019

Several New Targets For Ransomware Have Been Identified… An article review. Over the last couple of years we’ve discussed the threat posed by ransomware several times, and for good reason: it’s now the most common type of cyber threat for both businesses and individuals. Being common doesn’t negate the threat posed, however, and it seems […]


Hearing Isn’t Believing: The Rise of Voice Fraud

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2019

“Deep Fake” Technology is Behind The New Trend of AI-Assisted Fraud… An article review. It’s a scenario that probably happens far more often than we’d like to admit: an employee gets a phone call from a superior requesting they perform some task that is out of the ordinary. There are policies in place requiring more […]


Four out of Five Schools Admit To Cybersecurity Incidents

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Four out of five schools have experienced a cybersecurity incident… An article review. While it seems like these days every organization faces cybersecurity threats, as we’ve pointed out in the past schools are an increasingly attractive target to hackers—and a new audit carried out by the cybersecurity wing of the UK’s Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) […]


FFIEC Emphasizes The Importance of Standardized Cybersecurity Assessments

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

These tools will help you assess and improve your cybersecurity preparedness… An article review. If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you know that we think cybersecurity training and the tools that go along with it are vitally important to any organization that relies upon computers—which is pretty much everyone, now. The Federal Financial […]


Printers Remain a Significant Network Threat

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, August 26, 2019

Nearly 50 vulnerabilities were found in printers from the top six brands… An article review. You’re aware of phishing scams, you don’t open e-mail attachments you weren’t expecting to receive, your virus definitions are updated regularly and you don’t connect to unsecured wifi networks…but when was the last time you thought about your printer? A […]


Why Are School Districts The New Favorite For Hackers?

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, August 19, 2019

A lack of funding and IT staff makes for an inviting target… An article review. While it seems like everyone from individuals to major corporations are targeted by hackers these days, one group has been targeted with increasing frequency—and success: school districts. That’s according to a recent article in The New York Times, which notes […]


NSA to Establish Cybersecurity Directorate

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, August 12, 2019

In a change for the Agency, the new directorate will have a defensive focus… An article review. Over the last few years, we’ve seen a cat and mouse game between hackers and the good guys: from potential foreign influence in elections to the establishment of the US “Cyber Command” and, of course, the steady announcement […]


Subdomain Hijacking Attack Gives Hackers Access To Legitimate Sites

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, July 22, 2019

The attack hinges on a common mistake made by large organizations… An article review. When evaluating a suspicious link, you probably scrutinize the URL to make sure it’s the site you intended to go to—not one that is slightly misspelled or has a zero in place of an O, for example—but what if the bad […]


KPMG Admits “Astonishing” Misconduct, Accepts Record Fine

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, July 1, 2019

The firm edited workpapers ahead of examinations, and had employees cheat on certification exams… An article review. We rely on accounting firms to provide us with accurate, unbiased information, but it appears that KPMG—one of the largest firms in the world—has been engaging in misconduct that the SEC has called “astonishing,” according to an article […]