Archive for March 2018

News Roundup: Consumer service flaws and breaches hit Siri, MyFitnessPal app

The notion that cybersecurity should concern all Oregon residents has come into full view of late with news of significant flaws and data breaches impacting popular consumer services. Most recently, athletic wear company Under Armor disclosed that data tied to the popular MyFitnessPal app has been breached, affecting 150 million user accounts (including this editor).…

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Cybersecurity experts are in-demand, but shortage in talent gap is growing exponentially

Cyber attacks. Hacking. Ransomware. Spear phishing. Cryptojacking. The cybersecurity field has no shortage of “excitement.” With the increase in cyber attacks and data breaches across the country, cybersecurity continues to be one of today’s hottest technology career paths. According to a recent article in TechRepublic, the three most in-demand jobs in cybersecurity are penetration testers,…

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The Top Four Security Vulnerabilities You Might Be Overlooking

Daily news headlines scream high-profile information security failures and consequences—Hacked! Attacked! Ransomware!—reinforcing that the severity of risk posed to sensitive information is unprecedented. Cybersecurity vulnerabilities and threats can put your organization and your customers’ sensitive information at risk, costing you customer loss, diminished trust in your brand, and regulatory fines. Where is our data? What…

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