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The Changing IT Landscape and Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)

By Steven Jakubin - Last updated: Monday, May 9, 2022

Threats are changing, EDR can help us adapt . . . Today’s advanced persistent threat (APT) understands that the IT landscape has changed. In the post-COVID age, more and more organizations have adopted some form of work from home.  While WFH offers many conveniences, it also imparts increased risks. BitSight conducted a 2021 study of […]


The Importance of Proper Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) in 2022

By Steven Jakubin - Last updated: Monday, February 28, 2022

Not just because it is becoming an issue of compliance. . . We all know the plot of your typical heist movie – a group of robbers seeks out special bits of information, such as PIN numbers, keycards, FOBs, and even biometrics, all to relentlessly gain entry to a secured vault. These vaults use several […]


Kaseya Incident

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, July 5, 2021

infotex does not use Kaseya… We are protecting our Clients! Another blog post meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . To all infotex managed security service Clients: As you may be aware there was a large ransomware attack recently that leveraged a remote management tool called Kaseya that is used by many […]


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 […]


Autopsy of the SolarWinds Hack Update

By Tanvee Dhir - Last updated: Monday, February 22, 2021

 A Timeline Update as of 02/22/21 An update to our Newest Employee’s FIRST Technical Article Another interim post-mortem review . . . . A Note About Updates: We have decided to leave the original article as it was originally posted and to update this post with any changes that have been made. You can see […]


Autopsy of the SolarWinds Hack

By Tanvee Dhir - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2021

A Timeline as of 01/24/2021 Our Newest Employee’s FIRST Technical Article Another interim post-mortem review . . . . A Note About Updates: We are leaving this article as is, but for any updates to the timeline, check the Autopsy of the SolarWinds Hack Timeline Update article!      – Vigilize Introduction: As the managing […]


State Law Inventory

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Thursday, December 3, 2020

An Assist for Your Incident Response Team . . . To be Used for Incidents! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . I want to circle back around to an article written by Matt Jolley CISA, our resident researcher, who spent months compiling […]


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 […]


FTC Releases New Cybersecurity Guide

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 5, 2018

Focused on small businesses, the guide covers twelve topics you need to know to be secure… An article review. While there are many resources concerning cybersecurity out there, it can sometimes be difficult to find information tailored for smaller organizations instead of consumers or large enterprises. Luckily the FTC realizes that the bad guys aren’t […]


Cyber Challenge: A Community Bank Cyber Exercise

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, July 29, 2018

The FDIC has released new training material to help small banks start a discussion on risk… An article review. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a starting point when getting your employees discussing risk and technology, and while we do provide our own resources on the subject we wanted to pass along another resource […]