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P-7 The Top Seven Awareness Posters 2018

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, December 10, 2018

Some of them about passwords . . . By view count, here are the top seven posters as of 12/10/2018!Another one of those Dan’s New Leaf Posts, meant to inspire thought about IT Governance . . . . Given what a hit the posters we did during the year were, we decided to run some reports to […]


Legacy Devices Pose A Security Risk

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, November 19, 2018

Devices like fax machines and copiers are often classified as office supplies and slip past IT scrutiny… An article review. Despite all the advances in technology, most offices still generate large volumes of printed documents, and the devices used to produce and process those documents could expose you to more risk than you’d think. A […]


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 […]


National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Themes Announced

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, September 3, 2018

Weekly themes for the annual event have been announced… An article review. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and the weekly themes for this year’s event have been released: Oct. 1­–5: Make Your Home a Haven for Online Safety Oct. 8–12: Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating for a Career in Cybersecurity Oct. 15–19: It’s Everyone’s […]


Alert Fatigue: A Problem With Few Easy Solutions

By Vigilize - Last updated: Sunday, June 3, 2018

Getting a message to the user is one thing, having them see it is another… An article review. In IT we often focus on identifying and communicating risk: to our users, to our superiors and to others in the field. Over the years, we’ve even developed new tools and methods to identify issues and notify […]


Temporary Passwords: A Potential Weak Link

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, April 16, 2018

Some small organizations continue to use customer data to generate initial passwords, despite the risks. An article review. When rolling out a new online banking platform organizations are often faced with the task of issuing new usernames and passwords to existing users, but how they choose to do that can have a big impact on […]


WPA2 Vulnerable To Attack

By Vigilize - Last updated: Friday, November 10, 2017

While Many Devices Have Already Been Patched, Many More May Never Be… An article review. When does exploit news cross the line into being a trend? How about when it impacts essentially every single wi-fi enabled device? That’s the takeaway from the recently announced vulnerability in the WPA2 wireless security standard, detailed in this TechCrunch […]


Former NIST Official Regrets Issuing Password Guidance

By Vigilize - Last updated: Monday, August 21, 2017

Bill Burr admits security advice actually created more vulnerable passwords. An article review. If you’ve ever angrily questioned some seemingly arbitrary rule when creating a new password, there is some vindication for you: the former government official whose password security suggestions became the basis for many organization’s own standards now says he regrets writing the […]


Canaries in a Coal Mine

By Jolley | Hadaway - Last updated: Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Recognizing early signs of trouble can save you from big issues later. A Jolley|Hadaway Article Maybe you’ve already seen some of the signs yourself. Your mouse cursor may move on its own, when you’re not touching it. Or you get notifications for a delivery, but the address isn’t yours. Those are some dead canaries: signs […]


The Advantages of Being Small

By Vigilize - Last updated: Thursday, May 25, 2017

Questionable social media campaign passed through layers of management unquestioned An article review. Sometimes it can seem like being one of the big guys makes security easy–finding a second set of eyes to look at a problem is never a problem, and of course the generous budgets don’t hurt, either. But having access to those […]