About Us | Contact Us
View Cart

The Top 3 Articles of 2018

By Vigilize | Monday, December 18, 2017 - Leave a Comment

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 Leaf articles this year. (Maybe Dan turned over a new leaf after all!) We now have a new writing team, the Jolley | Hadaway articles, and Matt Jolley was published in the OBL’s Ohio Record this year! (yay Matt!)

Finally, we invited a “guest writer team” to write a guest article, and boy did that work out great (see our number one article below!)

So . . .

We decided to end this year on a high note by running some reports to see what
our most popular articles were, for the sake of blowing them up a few more!

Here are the top 3 articles of 2018:

1. “The Difference Between Patch and Vulnerability Management”

2018 started off with a bang!
Right out of the gates, we got Specter and Meltdown, design flaws in the processor architecture of, oh let’s say, 90 percent of the systems in use today.

Not a bad start to the I.T. year.

So, when Eric Kroeger and Jason Mikolanis wrote our first “guest article,’ the timing was perfect. And guess what, our first “guest writer team” was this year’s top article! Nice!

2. “Firewall Log Retention: Beyond The Guidance”

Our second most viewed article is a Dan’s New leaf post. In the absence of specific guidance, organizations are left to use their judgment in retaining logs. Thus, if you missed this article, you may not have had the best answer when your auditor or examiner asked about log retention!

3. “Gimmicks and Bribes in Awareness Training”

The third article with most views talks was an Article Review about how to motivate your employees toward awareness. Keeping your employees on top of security-related issues can sometimes seem to be a daunting task, and it’s not something that can ever be considered finished: it’s an ongoing process much like the threats themselves.

Thus, Vigilize (the article reviewer, an esteemed role currently held by Matt Jolley) nailed it with this article review!


Original article by Dan Hadaway CRISC CISA CISM. Founder and Managing Partner, infotex

“Dan’s New Leaf” is a “fun blog to inspire thought in the area of IT Governance.”


same_strip_012513


Latest News

    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: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape)   You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office.  

    Intelligence agencies from five nations contributed to the new advisory… An article review. For the first time, the cybersecurity divisions of the nations in the “Five Eyes” alliance (The United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and New Zealand) have released a joint advisory concerning incident response. The report, available here, does not provide a complete […]

    PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUSINESS NEWS NEW EMPLOYEE FOR INFOTEX infotex has just hired Nathan Harrell, to be a new Engagement Coordinator to assist with all communications between both current and prospective Clients. “We’re really excited to have Nate joining the team to help us keep the channels of communication open!” says Bryan […]

    A Webinar-Movie Short Back by popular demand! Our Board Awareness Training program continues with this movie, entitled Vulnerability Management for Directors, that can be presented directly to your board of directors.

    Nearly half of all companies expect a security issue due to telecommuting… An article review. A few months ago we discussed a warning from the Department of Homeland Security regarding hackers taking advantage of the business disruptions caused by COVID-19, and according to an article shared with us by our friend Wes Pollard it appears […]