In today’s business world, companies and organizations throughout the world are operating in an environment of ongoing security threats, data breaches, malware, ransomware and the litany of other potential risks.
This all makes cybersecurity an intense focus of discussion for many private and public organizations throughout Oregon.
Given the dollars at risk for Oregon businesses due to cybersecurity threats, it makes sense that having strong network security systems and vigilant security oversight are more important than ever before to protect organizations’ brands, reputations, and assets. It’s no longer enough to just install anti-virus software, put your networks behind a firewall, and hope for the best.
Skip Newberry is president and CEO of the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO), which promotes technology in Oregon and advocates for public policies that ensure the continued growth and success of Oregon’s tech industry, and focuses on professional networking and talent development.