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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 […]


“USB” Awareness Poster

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here:


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 […]


Confirm Email Links – Awareness Poster

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, June 21, 2019

Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here:


Four Risk Appetite Statements

By Dan Hadaway - Last updated: Thursday, June 6, 2019

Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . For all the same reasons a board of directors would want to establish a risk appetite statement on loan risk or other major risk categories, the 2015 Cybersecurity Assessment Tool gave us the ability to establish […]


Interns Present New Social Media Risk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, June 3, 2019

A new generation of interns may open organizations up to new risks… An article review. If you’ve been paying attention to the world of breaches and other security lapses over the years, the idea of the “insider threat” is probably nothing new—your own employees can sometimes be as likely to cause an incident as a […]


Fake Charities – Know How Your Money is Being Spent

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, May 31, 2019

Another awareness poster for YOUR customers (and users).  Now that we have our own employees aware, maybe it’s time to start posting content for our customers! Download the large versions here:


Many School Districts Are Still Vulnerable To WannaCry

By Vigilize - Last updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Years after patches were released, many systems remain vulnerable… An article review. While it has been over two years since the WannaCry exploit was publicly announced, a new report submitted by our own Sean Waugh says that hundreds of thousands of internet-connected machines are still vulnerable…and many of those machines belong to government agencies and […]


Google Nest Highlights IoT Risk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, May 13, 2019

Product longevity and data privacy have been called into question… An article review. When Google announced it was absorbing smart thermostat maker Nest in 2018, many customers were concerned about the future of their internet-connected devices and the privacy of their data. Those fears were realized during Google’s I/O 2019 event, where several changes to […]