Archive for October 2018

International community working to define new standard for consumer privacy

With data breaches occurring at the corporate level (Target, Experian) and privacy issues from social media (Facebook) causing concern, a group of American companies are working together to define international standards for privacy. The group is part of the ISO Project Committee 317 and will be represented by its Technical Advisory Group (TAG), administered by the American…

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News roundup: How Bad Passwords Can Foil Good Security

While companies of all sizes try to find ways to prevent cybersecurity breaches, the key aspect of protecting a company lies with its employees. According to Statista, cybercrime monetary damages totaled $1.33 billion in 2016.  To help combat this growing problem, the Forbes Technology Council offered seven tips for how to tackle this ongoing issue. Establish Awareness:…

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News roundup: We all need to protect against cyberthreats, all the time

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, but every month should be since there is no shortage of security breaches. While headlines of security breaches targeting large companies dominate the headlines, small and medium-sized businesses need to remember that they are not immune. Quite the opposite. A report from Sitelock states that a typical small business website…

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The Big Hack: What are the Implications for Oregonians?

The world of cybersecurity is full of unexpected surprises and attacks that are amazingly inventive and amazingly nefarious all at the same time. We’re talking of course about what’s being called the Big Hack. In an explosive report, Bloomberg is claiming that the Chinese military used a tiny chip implanted on server motherboards to infiltrate…

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