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The Magnificent Seven 2019

By Dan Hadaway | Saturday, November 17, 2018

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 […]

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T7: The Trend of Trends 2019

By Vigilize | Monday, February 11, 2019

The seven best trend articles in 2019 . . . For ISOs of small financial institutions. While it may not feel like it yet for some of us, we’re well on our way into 2019, and that means it’s time for the last of our annual articles looking at predictions and trends in information technology. Previously, […]


Can We Trust Our Technology?

By Vigilize | Monday, February 4, 2019

A new exploit involving Apple’s FaceTime is a reminder that our gadgets can be turned against us… An article review. Our regular readers know that we usually try to avoid reporting on current events, but this latest exploit really caught our attention! In short, it is possible to activate the microphone or camera on an […]


“Reply-All” Email Incident Hits Microsoft

By Vigilize | Monday, January 28, 2019

At its peak over 11,500 employees were ensnared in the email chain… An article review. When it comes to email awareness we usually focus on threats coming into our mailboxes from the outside world, like phishing scams. A recent incident at Microsoft, however, serves as a reminder that there’s more than phishing to be aware […]


Social Media Awareness

By Vigilize | Thursday, January 24, 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: Awareness Poster (Portrait) Awareness Poster (Landscape) You are welcome to print out and distribute this around your office.  


Data For Sale: How Anyone Can Locate Your Phone

By Vigilize | Monday, January 21, 2019

Third party ‘location brokers’ are reselling data from carriers, and there may not be much you can do about it. An Article Review. For many years it has been common knowledge that your cell phone’s physical location can be identified–signal triangulation, GPS and even nearby wifi networks can be used by your cell phone company, […]


Simple as it SIEMs

By Sofia Tafoya | Thursday, January 17, 2019
Filed in Infotex News

Our Blog Policy

By Vigilize | Monday, January 14, 2019

While we’re not a news service, we often use current events to comment on trends and our services. This blog is intended to get people thinking about topics and trends in Technology Risk Management, through our article reviews, as well as through original blog articles about current events and our MSSP services (such as our […]


R-7 – The Top Seven Risks – 2019

By Dan Hadaway | Monday, January 7, 2019

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 compiling a list of the “top seven risks […]


Takeaways From The NIST Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference

By Vigilize | Monday, December 17, 2018

  The Internet of Things and privacy continue to present challenges to businesses… An article review. It seems our own Dan Hadaway isn’t the only one making predictions about upcoming trends this time of year! NIST recently concluded their Cybersecurity Risk Management Conference and an article submitted to us by Wes Pollard details some of their […]


Tips For Safe Online Shopping

By Vigilize | Friday, December 14, 2018

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.