Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Attacks on Critical Infrastructure, Small Towns

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | February 7, 2020

Our country’s critical infrastructure in the energy sector is vulnerable, with increased risks for cyber threats and shutdowns, especially with the increase of global attacks. Federal Computer Week reports that three federal agencies are taking action to improve our energy…

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Cyber News Roundup: Phishing, Malware, Foreign Cyber Threats

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | January 24, 2020

“Lost ring” or “Add me to your LinkedIn network.” Those could be the email subject lines for a phishing campaign that could trick employees in clicking, according to a recent phishing report.  No doubt that 2019 was a big year…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Threats on the Horizon

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | January 10, 2020

Welcome to 2020! Welcome to a new decade already rich in global cyber threats. The biggest news of the year has been the Iran-U.S. crisis. Though the two nations ratcheted back physical attacks, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyberattacks of the Past Decade, Mobile Threats, Even Your New TV?

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | December 9, 2019

Game-changing cyberattacks of the decade TechRepublic recounts the top cyberattacks of the past decade, not ranked by their size, but by their importance and impact. In his article, Jonathan Greig interviews Etay Maor, chief security officer at IntSights, who sums…

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Cyber News Roundup: Give the Gift of Encryption and Two-Factor Authentication

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 22, 2019

‘Tis the season for shopping. Alas, ‘tis the season for cybercriminals. In his Dark Reading article, Jai Vijayan writes that criminals have begun ramping up their efforts to divert dollars their way via malicious domains, coupons, gift card scams, and…

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Cyber Oregon News Roundup: Scariest hacks, tips to manage phishing, extending cybersecurity to vendors

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | November 1, 2019

What are some of the top hacks and vulnerabilities in 2019? Taking a look back at cybersecurity this year – eek! It has been a banner year for cybersecurity threats and hacks with exploits, backdoor hacks, and data breaches affecting…

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Cyber Oregon Annual Cybersecurity Summit: November 8

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 21, 2019

Cybersecurity threats are here, there, and everywhere – no organization is safe from threats, but there are prevention and defense strategies and best practices to implement. Whether your organization is an enterprise, small business, school, government, healthcare, or financial institution,…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber tips for small businesses, employee cyber training, and ‘hacking back’ on the dark web

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 18, 2019

Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. That’s this year’s overarching message for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), focusing on key areas including citizen privacy, consumer devices, and e-commerce security. The Department of Homeland Security in conjunction with the National Initiative…

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Cyber News Roundup: Cyber Risks in Our Elections, Our Work, Even Our Games

By Brian Edwards, News Editor | October 4, 2019

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), an effort to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity and to ensure that all Americans have the resources they need to be safer and more secure online. Yet, every month should be cybersecurity awareness month, every day,…

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