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New Ransomware Hides in a Virtual Machine

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, June 5, 2020

Hiding in a VirtualBox VM, the new Ragnar Locker ransomware is currently undetectable… An article review. Ransomware and other malicious programs often utilize techniques to evade detection by security software, but a newly discovered piece of ransomware has raised the bar by hiding inside a virtual machine. The new ransomware–called Ragnar Locker–was detailed in a […]


FFIEC Extends Filing Deadlines Amid COVID-19 Crisis

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2020

The Council’s members met last week to discuss their response to the growing crisis… An article review. As the COVID-19 crisis deepens, many industries have been facing delays and disruptions.  The FFIEC acknowledged those disruptions in a press release last Wednesday, where they announced a 30-day extension to their quarterly Call Report deadline. The Council, […]


Experts Warn of Attacks on Telecommuters

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, March 23, 2020

As more offices rely on working remotely, hackers are working to take advantage… An article review. As concerns over the coronavirus continue to mount, more Americans than ever are working remotely from their homes…and hackers are looking to take advantage of the situation.  That’s according to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security […]


Malicious Browser Extensions Impact Millions of Users

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, March 16, 2020

500 malicious extensions with millions of users were recently removed from Chrome… An article review. If you’ve been using the internet for a long time, you may remember when it seemed like every organization and service offered a toolbar for users.  While some of those toolbars were helpful, many people got tricked into installing malicious […]


FFIEC Releases Updated Pandemic Guidance

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, March 9, 2020

As reports of Coronavirus spread, the agency has updated its 2007 guidance… An article review. As what began as a few isolated incidents late last year have bloomed into a what some are calling a pandemic, fears of Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) have spread into nearly all sectors…and banking is no exception. In light […]


California Implements New Consumer Privacy Law

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, February 10, 2020

The California Consumer Privacy Act is here, but its impact remains unclear… An article review. On January 1st a new consumer privacy law went into effect in California, and while some are calling it “California’s GDPR,” the impact of the new legislation remains unclear. The new law, detailed in an article submitted to us by […]


Consumers Aren’t The Only Ones Gearing Up For Cyber Monday

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, December 2, 2019

Experts warn that criminals may be trying to take advantage of the rush of shoppers… An article review. As millions of Americans return to work after the long Thanksgiving weekend, many are expected to shop for deals online in what has become one of the busiest days of the year for internet retailers: Cyber Monday. […]


Senators Raise Questions About Ring

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 25, 2019

Recent revelations are a reminder of the risks associated with networked devices… An article review. Networked video surveillance products have exploded in popularity in recent years, thanks to a new generation of lightweight, battery-powered cameras and easy to use smartphone applications. But while the technology behind the cameras has improved, it appears the security issues that […]


FFIEC Updates Business Continuity Guidelines

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 18, 2019

New Guidance On Business Continuity Is Now Available… An article review. As part of a continuing effort to remain up-to-date as technology evolves, the FFIEC has announced the first updates to their guidance on business continuity management since 2015. The new Business Continuity Management Booklet is available now and describes “principles and practices for information […]


Forget AI: Millions of Humans Needed To Close Cybersecurity Gap

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 4, 2019

Despite advances in automation, millions of additional people are still needed… An article review. If you follow cybersecurity news you’d be forgiven if you thought that humans were rapidly becoming obsolete: everywhere you turn there are articles extolling the virtues of automation and artificial intelligence for staying on top of all the threats facing your […]