Cyber News Roundup: Ransomware Prevention Tips from the FBI, How SMBs Can Fight Back, Travel Smart this Summer

By Kelly Stremel | July 29, 2022

Ransomware is “the biggest global cyber threat,” according to Lindy Cameron, head of the UKs National Cyber Security Centre. Indeed: ransomware attacks can hit any business and any location. Did you know that Oregon’s FBI cyber squad is one of…

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Cyber News Roundup: Verizon DBIR Report, Cyber-Smart Tips for SMBs, The Cybersecurity Horizon

By Kelly Stremel | June 27, 2022

The latest 2022 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) has been published. The findings indicate that ransomware is on the rise, with a 13% increase, and so are employee errors. In fact, 82% of data breaches involved the human element,…

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Cyber News Roundup: Boardrooms Finally Waking Up to Cybersecurity, Mitigating Ransomware, Securing Websites

By Kelly Stremel | May 23, 2022

“Boardrooms have a reputation for not paying much attention to cybersecurity, but it could be that executives are finally keen to take more interest in securing the systems and networks their businesses rely on,” writes ZDNet’s Danny Palmer. In his…

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Cyber News Roundup: Feds Warn of Cyber Threats, Zero-Day Hacks, How SMBs Can Survive a Ransomware Attack

By Kelly Stremel | April 22, 2022

Federal agencies continue to warn about Russian cyber threats that could target critical infrastructure. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued an advisory that includes information regarding “malicious cyber operations” and stated that it is “the most comprehensive view…

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Cyber News Roundup: Flexible Work Poses Cyber Risks, Latest Trends, Creating a Cybersecurity Culture

By Kelly Stremel | March 18, 2022

Flexible work options continue to put organizations at risk. The latest work discussion (debate) centers around employees returning to the office, continuing to work remotely, and exploring flexible work options. With the rapidly growing hybrid work trend likely for many,…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cybersecurity on Alert, Vigilance is Key

By Kelly Stremel | February 25, 2022

As the Russia-Ukraine conflict unfolds, the U.S. government and companies across the country are bracing for cyberattacks. The United States Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to U.S. businesses to be on high alert and prepared for potential…

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2022 Small Business Cybersecurity Series Kicks off February 22, Runs Through September

By Kelly Stremel | February 20, 2022

The Technology Association of Oregon, together with the Oregon Small Business Development Center and Mount Hood Community College, announced the 2022 Small Business Cybersecurity Series, which will be held on the 4th Tuesday of every month, February through September 2022.…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cybersecurity Trends for the Year of the Tiger

By Kelly Stremel | January 14, 2022

Welcome to the Year of the Tiger! According to 2022 Chinese Zodiac Predictions: What Will The Year Of The Tiger Bring?, tigers are powerful and bold, with the ability to do everything on a grand scale. “Tiger years are times of change…2022 is the Year of the…

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Cyber News Roundup: Security Tips for Shoppers this Holiday Season

By Kelly Stremel | December 3, 2021

Whether you’re buying sweaters, perfume, video games, or fruitcakes — shoppers beware! Just as sales are in progress everywhere this time of year, so are cyber thieves and cyber scams, as we are amidst the biggest shopping season of the…

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