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Firewall Log Retention: Beyond The Guidance

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Monday, March 26, 2018

In the absence of specific guidance, organizations are left to use their judgement in retaining logs… Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Not long ago a Client asked for my input on their firewall log policy, as they were collecting logs but […]


Merchandising as an Information Security Concept

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Monday, March 19, 2018

Haven’t rotated your posters in a while? Your customers may not be seeing them anymore. Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . One of the things I recently realized: some bankers I interact with do not have the same  understanding of merchandising that I […]


Our Compliance with #4040

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Monday, February 26, 2018

Dan’s decided to declare “in compliance” on a CAT Statement, and wants your opinion! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . How would you like to experience a little excerpt from an infotex risk assessment?  (Yes, we had to run this by our […]


R-7 – The Top Seven Risks – 2018

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, January 9, 2018

R-7 – The Top Seven Risks – 2018: Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . When Dan presents audit reports to boards of directors, he also talks to the board about the top risks the institution is facing. Since 2006, Dan has been […]


The Top 3 Articles of 2018

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, December 18, 2017

The Top 3 Articles of 2018 2018 has now come to an end, but what a year it was for articles on the infotex blog! Not only did the “infotex writing team” published twenty-two article reviews, (thanks in large part to our Clients for sending them to us), but we also published ten Dan’s New […]


The Magnificent Seven 2018

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Seven trends impacting Information Security Officers of Small Institutions! Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Welcome to the Magnificent Seven, my annual predictive article, affectionately dubbed “M7,” about the seven trends in bank technology that will impact the Information Security Officers of small banks […]


Broadcast Awareness

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Monday, September 18, 2017

Steps One and Two . . . How to Substantially Decrease (and Streamline) Response Time Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Given that we have been watching networks since 2000, we have seen a LOT of incident responses.  There is a small, […]


Small Business Resource Page

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Friday, August 25, 2017

Dan has whittled all the noise to five resources a Small Business Owner should investigate (and utilize).


Why you should ALWAYS use strong passwords!

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Thursday, June 22, 2017

We can’t predict where the bad guys will strike next . . . Or how they can use technology to hurt us! A Vigilize Post!  Sometimes you might think, “well . . .  okay, I buy in this strong password thing, but I am not going to use strong passwords in all my applications and websites […]


Goldilocks and the Three Posters

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017

An Electronic Fairy Tale . . . The search for a poster that was “just right!” Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . WARNING: If you’re short on time, this article is rather silly. . . Once upon a time, there was an […]