Archive for November 2017

The State of Cybersecurity in Oregon

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Cybersecurity is a white-hot topic of discussion in board rooms, government offices, technology fests, security seminars and even around kitchen tables across the country these days.  A recent Gallup poll found that 67% of Americans worry about hackers stealing their personal information, and 66% worry about identity theft. Indeed, Americans are more likely to report…

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Introducing the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council

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One of the key provisions of Oregon Senate Bill 90, recently signed by Governor Kate Brown, is the creation of a Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council. As the newly appointed Chair, I am excited to take on this important role. Kerri Fry, president of Redhawk Network Security, is joining me as Vice Chair on the advisory…

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Welcome to the Cyber Oregon website!

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We’re celebrating “Oregon Day of Cyber,” which Governor Kate Brown proclaimed today, November 20, 2017, with the launch of our new informational Cyber Oregon website to support the Cyber Oregon initiative. We’re glad that you’re here! Cyber Oregon is a statewide initiative powered by a public-private consortium including the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council, Technology Association…

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6 steps to implement a password manager at your nonprofit

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Back in 2012, we implemented an organization-wide password manager here at NTEN, finally replacing our comically insecure “Shared Passwords” document, and the all-too-common practice of reusing the same password across a variety of different sites. The idea of using a password manager had been on our radar for several months, but we had any number…

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