One of the consistent themes you’ll find here on the Cyber Oregon blog concerns the critical shortage of skilled cybersecurity professionals. Among the hardest hit are small businesses that lack the resources of large corporations to attract trained cyber professionals.
Fortunately, help is on the way.
As detailed in a column in the Portland Business Journal by Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) President and CEO Skip Newberry, a grass roots effort has come together to deliver cybersecurity training to small businesses across the state. Newberry, who also serves as treasurer of the Oregon Cybersecurity Advisory Council, notes that the effort is the result of a Cyber Oregon initiative involving TAO, the Oregon Small Business Development Center and security experts and is already making a difference.